Competition heats up for cell phone and other wireless inflight services
The effort to bring onboard cell phone wireless networks to commercial aircraft cabins is picking up stride, and initial phone service set to begin as early as next year. At the recent World Airline Entertainment Assn. (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Hamburg, Airbus demonstrated a wireless system designed to support cell phone, Internet access, video streaming and other inflight services. The system, which requires a single antenna and is supposed to reduce the cost of ...
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