AirMedia and CTSAT Bring IFC to China

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 24, 2014
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[Avionics Today 11-24-2014] AirMedia Group, an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China, has partnered with China Telecom Satellite Communications (CTSAT) to jointly develop and operate a network for in-flight satellite connectivity services and multimedia cabin entertainment.
According to the strategic partnership agreement, CTSAT agrees to provide priority access to satellite and on-the-ground network and operation services for developing and operating secure, reliable and consistent In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in compliance with the laws and regulations of China.

"So far, CTSAT is the only operator of in-flight satellite communications in China duly licensed by the competent authority in China,” said Herman Guo, chairman and CEO of AirMedia. “We expect to also establish a leading position in in-flight Wi-Fi business in China leveraging our long-term relationship with airlines, years of operation experiences on advertising in the air travel sector, our extensive contents and copyrights in the air sector, and our business chain integration capability."

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