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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The UAE satellite operator Yahsat, a unit of Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company, forecasts strong demand for its in-flight Wi-Fi service from low-cost carriers seeking to maximise revenues, and e-commerce firms offering deals to passengers, its chief executive told The National newspaper.
Since the beginning of our partnership, we have focused on delivering the best service, with the best economics to enable JetBlue to offer the gold standard in in-flight Wi-Fi.
com/2017/01/11/jetblue-free-wi-fi-all-flights/#MSxnDVe1UiqG) Mashable points out that even the largest in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Gogo, only offers up to 10mbps of speed.
In terms of market share, hardware was the dominant segment in 2014, with over 60% share of the global in-flight Wi-Fi market.
More than 21 percent say they have already abandoned their preferred airline for an option with better in-flight Wi-Fi (up from 17 percent in 2014).
The new research, In-Flight Entertainment & Wi-Fi Connectivity: Market Prospects 2015-2020, found that the decreasing costs of standalone in-flight wi-fi hardware, which will soon be offered as line-fit equipment by major aircraft manufacturers, will for the first time make connected in-flight entertainment attractive to low-cost airlines flying short-haul routes.
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.
Washington, Aug 5 ( ANI ): Researchers have shown that it is theoretically possible to highjack a flight using the in-flight Wi-Fi.
British Airways will test out in-flight Wi-Fi as well as GSM-based cellular connectivity on some of its flights according to a blog that follows the airline industry.
While major airlines offer in-flight Wi-Fi on many flights, the signal strength can be spotty.