Virgin America partners with ViaSat to offer in-flight WiFi

Wednesday 8 July 2015 | 10:41 CET | News
Virgin America announced a new technology partnership with ViaSat that will bring significantly faster WiFi connectivity  to the airline's 10 new A320 aircraft deliveries, beginning in September. Through this latest connectivity partnership, Virgin America will tap the power and economics of ViaSat-1, a Ka-band satellite in the world offering 140 Gbps, to deliver fast WiFi connectivity service for high-quality video streaming. ViaSat's technology will deliver internet speeds that are typically 8 to 10 times faster than any other in-flight WiFi system. ViaSat's new hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: ViaSat
Countries: United States
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