20 JUNE 2011


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Article from BTNews 20 JUNE 2011

A dedicated air transport data supplier

SITA, the IT specialist, says it has become the world’s first global mobile data services provider dedicated to the air transport industry. Through a new extended partnership agreement with Orange Business Services, the air transport communication's expert is to provide connectivity with all involved in the business enabling the secure use of mobile data, machine-to-machine and application to person technologies worldwide.

Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA said: “As the adoption of mobile devices and data transfer soars worldwide, the air transport industry requires a high-performing, cost-effective service that provides consistent connectivity globally.  SITA has partnered with Orange Business Services because it provides global coverage at competitive rates. Together we are combining this high standard of data connectivity with SITA’s knowledge of the air transport industry to make the use of mobile applications most effective.”

Orange Business Services extends  to 400 roaming agreements in more than 180 countries giving 100% national roaming.

Mr Violante pointed out that SITA already provides a mobile workforce solution to airlines that are today embracing mobile data applications such as electronic flight bags and mobile passenger applications. By becoming the first global mobile data services provider for the industry, SITA claims to deliver a one-stop-shop solution that includes middleware, managed devices, Wi-Fi connectivity at airports and global 3G data connectivity. www.sita.aero

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