|Vodafone and Connexion trial in-flight laptop Wi-Fi connectivity|
Posted: 09-Dec-2004 [Source: Connexion]
[Vodafone set to trial use of laptop data mobility services on Connexion's in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity. Trial starts this month on Lufthansa flights in and out of Europe.]
London and Seattle -- Vodafone and The Boeing Company, acting through its business unit Connexion by Boeing, today announced their intention to jointly trial the delivery of high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity to airline passengers. Vodafone will be the first global mobile telecommunications operator to undergo trials with Connexion by Boeing, aimed at extending Vodafone's laptop data mobility services in flight.
The trial, due to start this month, will test the Vodafone customer experience with the Connexion by Boeing(SM) real-time, in-flight Internet service, which operates in a similar manner to ground based public Wi-Fi. Following successful completion of trials and Vodafone entering into a full agreement with Connexion by Boeing, Vodafone customers will be able to access the Internet or their corporate VPN, and have sessions billed to their Vodafone account.
Access by Vodafone customers to Connexion by Boeing's in-flight Wi-Fi service is expected to launch first on Lufthansa flights in and out of Europe.
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