Panasonic Avionics picks Ericsson for 5G-ready core

Thursday 17 November 2016 | 12:21 CET | News

Ericsson was selected by Panasonic Avionics to enable new connectivity services to the aviation and additional multiple markets.

Under the terms of the new contract, Ericsson will implement its 5G-ready core platform for Panasonic Avionics through its subsidiary AeroMobile, an inflight connectivity provider and registered mobile network operator. The platform will enable crew and passengers on aircraft, cruise ships and yachts, and employees in the and mining sectors, to enjoy 2G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. Ericsson will provide Panasonic Avionics with a 5G-ready core that can be optimised for use across a wide and growing range of sectors, enabling connectivity not only for passengers, employees and different services onboard aircraft and ships, and also for the massive Internet of Things communication.

The new contract between Panasonic Avionics and Ericsson is only the first step of an extended strategic collaboration the two companies are embarking on, with other areas of focus including 5G and the Internet of Things.

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