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Global Eagle, ThaiCom Partner for Asia Pacific In-Flight Connectivity

By gguarino | September 24, 2013
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Global Eagle has a new agreement with satellite communications provider Thaicom to begin developing in-flight connectivity service for airlines within the Asia Pacific region. 
Row 44, a Global Eagle subsidiary, will provide the hardware and software for its satellite-based in-flight connectivity platform as part of the partnership. Thaicom will also work with Global Eagle to build the infrastructure for a satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi service within the Asia Pacific region. 
The partnership will mark Thaicom’s first entry into the in-flight connectivity market, in a region where the International Air Transportation Association estimates to experience the strongest growth in air passenger demand over the next decade. 

“We view the Asia Pacific region as a major growth market," said John La Valle, CEO of Global Eagle. 

Related: In-flight Connectivity News 

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