Air China to Launch High-Speed In-Flight Internet
Air China announced Tuesday it will begin a trial of Ku-band satellite-based Internet services on one of its 777-200 aircraft later this year.
The onboard Wi-Fi service will support high-speed access for personal electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops and will also offer passengers a selection of stored content via Wi-Fi.
The trial marks the first time Air China will utilize Ku-band connectivity, which offers faster connectivity than air-to-ground systems.
The service will be provided by Global Eagle Entertainment, which will also supply training and aeronautical certification.
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