Air China Pilots In-Flight Internet Services Using ZTE Ground-Air Solutions

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ZTE ATG Solutions for Chinese AirlinesSource- ZTE

Air China completed its commercial pilot in-flight internet service and user experience test using ZTE ground-air WiFi combined with 4G LTE solutions.  ZTE also provided technical and service support, giving passengers a fast and convenient broadband service experience.

The test took place during a one-hour flight from Beijing to Chengdu, and passengers were able to access a variety of online services through WiFi, including WeChat, instant messaging, micro-blogging, e-mail, online gaming and online payments. Passengers were also able to experience real-time video and online movies.

According to ZTE, Air China is the first airline to provide ground-air internet services in China, and the test was the world’s first based on 4G technology. The system adopted customised LTE wireless equipment while ground base-stations were placed along the flight route and specific air space to achieve aerial coverage. The system provides wireless data bandwidth of from 30 to 60Mbps for aircraft at different heights.

ZTE will continue to apply mature 4G technologies into the civil aviation industry to fulfill the demand for in-flight data services. This successful ground-air test will boost airborne internet services, further improve service quality and expand the market space for airlines, it adds.

 

Source -ZTE

 

“To provide secure, efficient and convenient ground-air broadband services, ZTE made a significant investment to solve the communication problems between airborne devices and base-stations on the ground,” said Gong Yuezhong, senior vice president of ZTE. Its adaptive frequency offset algorithm and super cell technology ensure the continuity of internet service in the air, improving customer satisfaction by providing streamlined online services.”obile service providers are striving to be able to analyze and interact with customer data as it arrives in realtime"

- Dr. Gong Yuezhong, Senior Vice President , ZTE 

 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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