July 25, 2013
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications to connect skies over China
Panasonic Avionics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Telecom Satellite Communications to jointly develop, implement and support in-flight connectivity solutions for the Chinese market. The signing of the MOU will also make possible the first ever provision of in-flight connectivity to Panasonic’s 36 non-Chinese customer airlines when flying into and over China. Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect system uses its global Ku-band aeronautical satellite network to deliver in-flight broadband connectivity, enabling passengers to access the internet, send email or log onto their favourite social media sites.