Connectivity

Airbus, Delta Seek Partners for Seamless Air Alliance

By Nick Zazulia | February 27, 2018
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Commercial aircraft Wi-Fi. Photo courtesy of MultiVu

Together with Sprint, OneWeb and Barti Airtel, Airbus and Delta have formed a coalition of companies aimed at driving down the price and up the availability of in-flight connectivity.

Dubbed Seamless Air Alliance, the group is looking for more partners to join, with the goal of leveraging each member’s strengths — such as Sprint’s current 4G and eventual 5G network and Airbus and Delta’s buying power in their respective parts of the market — to effect the goals of available data access without the exorbitant cost of entry.

No specific plans or timelines have been announced at this time.

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