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ITU Approves Airplane BB Standard

Posted: 11th Jul, 2003 By: MarkJ
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the use of 14GHz to 14.5GHz bands for broadband Internet access links between aircraft and satellites:

This will make it possible for passengers to share a high-speed Internet connection -- either wirelessly or through ports at their seats.

Aeroplane manufacturer Boeing is one of several operators developing methods of offering in-flight broadband. Its Connexion by Boeing business unit aims to have commercial services available in 2004.

Connexion by Boeing began trialling its service in January 2003, in partnership with Lufthansa. It provides a 20Mbps downlink from the Internet to the plane, and a 1Mbps uplink.


It remains to be seen whether any UK carriers will adopt the standard, although the chances are quite good that they will. Pricing ‘may’ be in the region of £20 per flight per passenger. More @ ZDNet.
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