in-flight Wi-Fi


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in-flight Wi-Fi

Internet service via wireless Ethernet (Wi-Fi) for airplane passengers with laptops and mobile devices. In 2008, airlines began again to offer Wi-Fi service after failed attempts a few years earlier. The wireless connection between plane and Internet is made via air-to-ground (ATG) towers or via satellites. See Wi-Fi.
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In terms of market share, hardware was the dominant segment in 2014, with over 60% share of the global in-flight Wi-Fi market.
Making money from in-flight Wi-Fi service Virgin America has announced a new deal with ViaSat, which aims to improve high-speed Internet connectivity on Virgin's flights.
Also, with this new technology, Virgin America will become the first commercial airline to offer an in-flight Wi-Fi service that can operate in both Ku-band and Ka-band satellite networks on the same aircraft.
Most terrifying to the average air traveler is the notion that a hacker could theoretically use in-flight Wi-Fi or another entertainment system to hack into the plane's avionics equipment and interfere with navigation or safety systems, the report added.
JetBlue Reportedly Set to Debut In-Flight Wi-Fi in First Quarter 2013.
The offer is available for passengers onboard all Delta and Delta Connection airline flights with the in-flight Wi-Fi service.
Australian carrier Qantas Airways on Wednesday announced it has begun its Q Streaming pilot, in-flight Wi-Fi entertainment technology.
teamed up with Virgin America in October to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi during the holidays, a sponsorship deal that could catch on with other major corporations hoping to sow goodwill and brand recognition, experts said.
DALLAS -- SwiftAir announced today that Row 44, the leading provider of in-flight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment, has selected SwiftAir as a partner for in-flight destination services.
JetBlue, which has more flights out of Logan Airport than any other carrier, is equipping the previous quarter of its fleet with free in-flight Wi-Fi that supports streaming video.
New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 Why are so many Americans tearing their hair out over the quality of the in-flight Wi-Fi service they receive when, according to a recent survey, 66% say Wi-Fi is a key influencer when deciding which flight to take, and almost half say they would be awilling to experience a travel-related inconveniencea in exchange for faster Wi-Fi?
ViaSat offers the fastest in-flight internet speeds -- typically 8 to 10 times faster -- than any other in-flight Wi-Fi system available today.