DT Launches In-Flight WiFi
"Our aim is to provide our customers the best possible connection around the clock, regardless of where they are. We have been providing HotSpots in Deutsche Bahn's high-speed ICE trains for five years now, so the Lufthansa on-board service means the sky really is the limit. This initiative is another excellent example of how we are realizing our vision of connected life and work, step by step," said Edward R. Kozel, Chief Technology and Innovations Officer (CTIO) of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Through a Telekom HotSpot, transatlantic passengers will now have the same unlimited Internet access as on the ground. This service is guaranteed throughout the entire aircraft cabin, where passengers can connect to the Internet using all WLAN-enabled devices such as laptops or smartphones. This will enable them to use the time spent traveling to surf the internet or to access company servers via a Virtual Private Network (VPN), and communicate seamlessly with their business associates through Email. The extremely fast, high-performance connection means even large file attachments can be sent quickly without time delay. With FlyNet, Lufthansa, in cooperation with its strategic partners Telekom and technology leader Panasonic Avionics Corporation, is the first airline to offer its customers broadband Internet access on intercontinental flights.
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