has a new agreement to begin marketing Panasonic Avionics' satellite-based in-flight broadband service eXConnect to government operators.
Under the agreement, Boeing
will market the Ku-band aeronautical network to government customers both within and outside the United States. Panasonic is looking to target government operators who fly Boeing aircraft.
“By combining the strengths of our global Ku-band aeronautical network with Boeing’s extensive experience working with secure network customers such as the U.S. government, we will together be able to provide significantly improved service to this important industry,” said Paul Margis, president and CEO of Panasonic Avionics.
The exConnect service allows in-flight access to the Internet, and Panasonic's eXTV global television service via a connected seatback device or passengers' personal electronic devices (PEDs).
Paul Geery, vice president of C3 Solutions for Boeing's electronic and information solutions unit said the partnership will market eXConnect as a "competitively priced service," which will also be integrated with "Boeing C4ISR capabilities."
The two companies have not identified specific government customers yet.
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