Inflight connectivity provider AeroMobile has developed the first inflight 3G network, operated over Panasonic Avionics’ Ku service. Airberlin plans to install the service on its entire fleet, beginning with its A330-200s. Passengers can simply turn on their phone to connect to the onboard 3G network and they will be billed directly by their home operator.
AeroMobile has stated that it will start to roll-out 3G connectivity across other partner airlines in the coming months.
“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. This provides a significant change to the speed of connectivity for passengers using their phones inflight and supports their desire to always be connected”, said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.