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In conjunction with Panasonic Avionics, leading inflight connectivity provider AeroMobile has launched the first inflight 3G network, creating a step change in the connected experience.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.
Faster browsing, bigger attachments, quicker posts, more responsive apps and gaming all lead to a better connected cabin experience taking connected travel into a new era.While 3G has been established for some time on the ground, deploying 3G over a satellite network is a challenge, both technically and commercially.
airberlin’s entire fleet will have AeroMobile’s 3G service installed with its A330-200 the first aircraft to currently enjoy the higher speeds the technology provides.
AeroMobile will start to roll-out 3G connectivity across other partner airlines in the months ahead.“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 3G connectivity – another world first.