Panasonic-GigSky tie-up to upgrade inflight mobile connectivity


Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) has entered into a partnership with GigSky, a global mobility provider, to enhance its inflight mobile connectivity offering. The partnership, which also involves PAC subsidiary, AeroMobile, will enable any eSIM-equipped mobile phone user to access inflight mobile connectivity services on applicable flights, regardless of their network operator. Passengers can access the servide by downloading the GigSky app prior to departure, and then pay for and use a daily connectivity pass.

Kevin Rogers, senior director for mobile services at Panasonic Avionics stated, “Our collaboration with GigSky marks our first eSIM partnership and enables us to enhance and bring more choice to the passenger experience. With GigSky’s support of our mobile services platform, passengers can connect their mobile phones across the globe, regardless of which network provider they are with, replicating on-the-ground integrated connectivity in the skies.”

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