Airbus, Delta, Sprint Announce New In-Flight Internet Alliance, Seamless

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 February 2018
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DSC_0498Airbus, in conjunction with Delta Air Lines, OneWeb, Sprint, and Bharti Airtel announced that the five companies joined together to form the Seamless Air Alliance, a group that aims to provide new in-flight Internet options for passengers.

The goal of the alliance is to eventually see mobile operators extend their services into aircraft cabins, allowing them to provide their users with Internet connectivity via satellite technology.

“Easy-to-use, high-speed connectivity is part of the next revolution in aerospace,” said Marc Fontaine, Airbus digital transformation officer.

Seamless said in a statement that its formation would eliminate the high costs and issues that normally come with the installation and operation of current in-flight Wi-Fi. The alliance also said that its technology will increase accessibility for passengers and provide a smooth user experience.

Although it currently only has five members, Seamless Air Alliance is hoping to attract more industry members in the near future. In-flight Internet provider Gogo has already expressed interest in joining.

“As the market-leader in inflight connectivity, Gogo is excited to join the Seamless Alliance,” said Michael Small, CEO of Gogo.

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