US mobile carrier AT&T has announced that it intends to bring 4G LTE connectivity to flights in the US, the company plans to build a new ground to air network using its existing spectrum.
AT&T have said that they plan to launch the service in late 2015, and that the new service will provide in flight broadband, reliable WiFi and on board entertainment.
Everyone wants access to high-speed, reliable mobile Internet wherever they are, including at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, Chief Strategy Officer at AT&T. “We are building on AT&T’s significant strengths to develop in-flight connectivity technology unlike any other that exists today, based on 4G LTE standards. We believe this will enable airlines and passengers to benefit from reliable high speeds and a better experience. We expect this service to transform connectivity in the aviation industry – we are truly mobilizing the sky.
You can find out more information about AT&T’s plans to bring their 4G LTE to flights in the US over at their website at the link below.