[Avionics Magazine 01-09-2017] Panasonic Avionics Corp. subsidiary AeroMobile has reported seeing a 160 percent increase in in-flight data usage by users on the 3G in-flight connectivity network it launched a year ago. The U.K.-based mobile service provider launched its 3G in-flight service in December 2015.
In its first year 3G has helped AeroMobile achieve:
160 percent increase in inflight mobile data usage
22 percent increase in inflight users
14 percent increase in sent SMS
By the end of 2016 over half of AeroMobile’s airline partners offered aircraft with 3G connectivity and it’s now available on flights to 55 country destinations with USA, Australia and Ireland topping the table for 3G inflight data usage. The AeroMobile service allows passengers to use their own mobile devices to call, text and browse the internet inflight, and now has over 340 roaming agreements in more than 145 countries.