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High Speed Connectivity In The Skies

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Channel partners who spend a lot of time in the air will be interested to learn that AT&T plans to launch a high-speed, 4G LTE-based, in-flight connectivity service for airlines and passengers by the end of next year.

The Dallas-based communications giant says the service will be capable of providing in-flight broadband for customers, including fast, reliable Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment. After it launches, airlines can also expect improved connectivity solutions such as cockpit communications, maintenance operations and crew services.

To deliver the new service, AT&T plans to build an innovative, air-to-ground network in the continental United States, based on global 4G LTE standards, to provide fast speeds and efficient use of spectrum that AT&T already owns.

“Everyone wants access to high-speed, reliable mobile Internet wherever they are, including at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, chief strategy officer at AT&T. “We are building on AT&T’s significant strengths to develop in-flight connectivity technology unlike any other that exists today, based on 4G LTE standards. We believe this will enable airlines and passengers to benefit from reliable high speeds and a better experience. We expect this service to transform connectivity in the aviation industry – we are truly mobilizing the sky.”

AT&T plans to work with Honeywell to provide hardware and service capabilities to deliver the in-flight connectivity solution. 

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more) Married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". We will be sharing Tech tips, mobile app reviews, sports stories, talking about my favorite foods and adult beverages & a whole lot more.

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:34 pm, in The Tech Geek and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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