Air-to-ground satellite Internet provider Aircell will deploy LTE for its next-generation inflight broadband service. The company said that deploying LTE will help it offer such capabilities as high-definition and interactive TV and multi-player gaming.
Aircell currently offers an inflight wireless broadband service called Gogo that uses an exclusive FCC frequency license and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A technology to deliver data rates of more than 12 Mbps to Gogo-equipped aircrafts. The service costs $12.95 for cross-country flights and $9.95 for flights that last three hours or less. Aircell customers include Virgin America and American Airlines.
- see this Aircell press release
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