Some observers in the airline industry believe that offering 5G for an improved inflight experience could be a factor that could help lure travellers back into the air, especially those all-important business flyers. With this in mind, DAG Wireless (DAG), a provider of wireless broadband access products, has launched the VelocityXG System, a 5G cabin connectivity solution for commercial, private and military aircraft.
The 4G/5G-standard VelocityXG system is designed for large data capacities, supporting functions such as video streaming and VoIP calls. The FCC- and DO-160-certified system offers reduced latency and high bandwidth compared to existing solutions, according to DAG.
David Gross, DAG’s VP of Operations said, “Now that we have obtained certification, we are ready to offer a unique capability to customers. By marrying next-generation wireless capability and advanced network management for flexible routing, we truly have a superior solution for a variety of industries and use-cases.”.
The VelocityXG network is segmented at every point, from the centralised management to the endpoints, including end-user devices such as computer modems, and the system also enables smart data routing for a latency-free experience.
The system combines three existing DAG Wireless products: the Advanced Remote Radiohead, Base Station and Mobile-End User Device. Together, these systems comprise a network solution that offers broadband, end-to-end/ground-to-air, air-to-ground and air-to-air communications capability. Alongside the wi-fi capabilities, VelocityXG can serve as infrastructure to any high-throughput-dependent functionality on board aircraft.