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Google eyes Nokia in-flight Wi-Fi tech

April 11, 2018

Via: Techradar

Google is reportedly in talks to acquire Nokia’s Airborne broadband system in a move that could extend its services to the skies.

Traditional in-flight Wi-Fi systems based on satellite technology have suffered from patching coverage, slow speeds and high latency. However a new generation of satellites, paired with LTE technology, is improving matters.

Nokia’s LTE-based 12G A2G (Air to Ground) system delivers a direct link between the aircraft and the ground rather than using a satellite connection.

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