AT&T plans to launch an inflight broadband service possibly as soon as late next year.
AT&T and Honeywell will partner on an air-to-ground network in the continental U.S. that could provide 4G LTE service for airlines and passengers in commercial, business and general aviation.
“Everyone wants access to high-speed, reliable mobile Internet wherever they are, including at 35,000 feet,” said John Stankey, AT&T chief strategy officer. “We are building on AT&T’s significant strengths to develop inflight connectivity technology unlike any other that exists today, based on 4G LTE standards.”
The planned service will be capable of providing inflight broadband for customers including wi-fi and onboard entertainment.