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DT, Alcatel-Lucent test in-flight communication using LTE

Thursday 15 March 2012 | 18:11 CET | News
Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel-Lucent and Airbus have successfully tested direct data communication using LTE technology between an aircraft and a wireless network on the ground. When commercial, this platform will be able to provide in-flight mobile voice and broadband data communications services cost-effectively. These tests represent the first steps on the road toward future commercial implementation of in-flight wireless services for passengers over continental Europe leveraged by a terrestrial mobile LTE network. Current platforms target international routes and are based on satellite

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Deutsche Telekom
Countries: Europe
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