21 DECEMBER 2015

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Article from BTNews 21 DECEMBER 2015

First 3G network for Air Berlin

Inflight connectivity specialist Aeromobile has launched the world’s first inflight 3G network in conjunction with Air Berlin.

The carrier’s A330-200 is the first aircraft to be fitted, with the rest of the fleet to follow. The system will then be rolled-out to other partner airlines, which include Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air Seychelles and Virgin Atlantic.

Aeromobile says the inflight 3G network, operated over Panasonic’s Ku service, enables a quality and range of services much closer to those experienced on the ground. This enables faster browsing, bigger attachments, quicker posts and more responsive apps and gaming. 

Kevin Rogers, CEO of Aeromobile, said: “While 3G has been established for some time on the ground, deploying it over a satellite network is a challenge, both technically and commercially. 

“After enabling the first-ever inflight connectivity with a mobile phone on a commercial aircraft in 2008, it’s extremely exciting that we now offer passengers easy-to-use 3G connectivity, another world first, providing a significant change to the speed of connectivity for passengers using their phones inflight.” www.aeromobile.net   www.airberlin.com

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