Seamless Air Alliance Completes Structural Setup and Announces New Members on Mission to Transform In-Flight Connectivity

The Alliance welcomes Nokia, Air France KLM, Aeromexico, and GOL as members

CALIFORNIA, June 4th, 2018 – The Seamless Air Alliance – which will usher in a new era of innovation for airlines – announces the completion of its structural setup, enabling new membership beyond the founding members and the addition of Nokia, Air France KLM, Aeromexico, and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to the Alliance. Members across a diverse group of industries will play a decisive role in enabling travelers to board any flight on any airline anywhere in the world and use their own devices to automatically connect to the Internet, with no complicated login process and no paywall to scramble over. […]

Airbus, Delta, telecom companies form alliance for in-flight internet

(Reuters) – European planemaker Airbus SE and U.S.-based Delta Air Lines Inc have formed an alliance with U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, satellite startup OneWeb backed by Japan’s SoftBank, and India’s Bharti Airtel Ltd to develop in-flight 5G services, the companies said.[…]

Firms Pursue Upgraded Internet Access on Airplanes

(Wall Street Journal) – Airbus SE, Delta Air Lines Inc., Sprint Corp. and two U.S. satellite-services providers have kicked off an initiative to enhance internet access on airliners, inviting other companies to join voluntary efforts to upgrade global standards for airborne connectivity. […]

High speed internet is coming to the skies: Sprint, Airbus and Delta want to improve terrible in-flight WiFi

(Daily Mail) – In-flight WiFi has become increasingly available on airplanes, but it’s also notoriously slow, expensive and spotty. Now, planemaker Airbus and Delta have partnered up with telecom giant Sprint, satellite startup OneWeb and India’s Bharti Airtel to develop WiFi on planes that can handle 5G connectivity speeds. […]

Smartphones to be inescapable, even at 40,000 feet

(The Register) – MWC18 Folk soon need not look up from their screens when boarding aircraft and wandering the aisles thanks to an alliance formed by OneWeb and Airbus to bring 5G roaming to the skies.

OneWeb, which hopes to launch the first of some 900 satellites into low Earth orbit this year aboard a Russian Soyuz-ST from the Korou Cosmodrome in French Guiyana, plan to make the announcement during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. […]

To Bring In-Flight Data Connectivity, Airtel Joins Global Consortium

(NDTV Profit) – India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has joined a new global collaboration to bring high-speed and uninterrupted in-flight data connectivity to mobile customers. The global partnership Seamless Alliance, whose other founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta and Sprint, will work towards leveraging satellite technology to offer high-speed data connectivity to mobile users even when they are up in the air, an Airtel statement said.  […]

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