SITAONAIR to deliver industry inflight mobile 3.5G connectivity
SITAONAIR is to pioneer inflight mobile services using high-speed broadband connectivity.
The inflight mobile service provider will deploy inflight 3.5G mobile network services over the high-speed broadband satellite connectivity of GX Aviation.
Enhanced 3.5G capabilities will be available to all airlines through the company’s Mobile OnAir application by the end of 2017.
Francois-Xavier Mateo, head of cabin, said: “SITAONAIR is the very first in the industry to be introducing future-proof inflight cellular technologies over GX Aviation. This announcement is a significant and exciting development for inflight mobile services. “In 2016, an impressive 19 million airline passengers chose to connect to SITAONAIR’s inflight cellular network. By December this year, Mobile OnAir will be delivering its enhanced broadband-based mobile experience for airline passengers.”