Published: May 30, 2012
Boingo Wireless has launched Wi-Fi services at Beijing Capital International Airport, through an agreement with Newbridge Technologies. It has also launched Wi-Fi services at Phuket International Airport, through an agreement with WLANNet.
Row 44 and Wireless G, in association with Mango and Vodacom, has launched G-Connect in-flight Wi-Fi on Africa’s first broadband Internet-enabled flight. The service allowed Mango passengers to use full Internet connectivity through their personal Wi-Fi enabled devices, including email, web browsing and SMS capabilities. The service will roll out to its entire fleet by the end of the year.
Gogo has reached an agreement with LiveTV to acquire its Airfone business unit, giving the in-flight connectivity provider a 1MHz spectrum license, to be used as supplement to its existing 3MHz license. The additional license is expected to enhance its air-to-ground network, and is subject to approval by the FCC. Gogo will also acquire all network infrastructure and back-office operational assets of Airfone.
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