Test flights with the 4G network for in plane passed
The first test flights with a 4G network for planes have passed.
Reports that Nokia in a press release. The techbedrijf provides the hardware for the European Aviation Network (EAN) and works together with provider Deutsche Telekom.
The two companies will build three hundred antennas spread out over Europe, which is a 4G signal up send. Achieved with the mobile network planes.
At the same time, satellietbouwer together with parts supplier Thales to the 4G signal also from satellites to aircraft to send.
The builders of the mobile network during multiple test flights were successful. Thus, the parties would be ready for a further roll-out. The network must be mid-2017 in Europe are available. Germany and the rest of Western Europe get first access.
The new 4G network will be offered to airlines, which then turn Wi-Fi on planes can offer.