PODCASTS: Lufthansa and Panasonic on broadband deal

Readers of this blog were not a bit surprised by this morning’s announcement that Lufthansa has inked a deal with Panasonic to reignite Ku-band satellite-based in-flight broadband connectivity on its overseas flights via the IFEC giant’s eXConnect solution; and that the carrier will offer AeroMobile’s GSM/GPRS service through Panasonic’s branded eXPhone system.

IAG’s Addison Schonland this morning snagged stellar interviews with Panasonic vice-president global communications service David Bruner and Jennifer Janzen, Lufthansa’s communications manager.

Here is the link to Bruner:


Here is the link to Janzen:


Bruner says we’ll see “a lot of airlines taking advantage of this”. But, Schonland cleverly asks, what about Lufthansa’s Austrian and Swiss units?

Key quote from Janzen:

“…right now we’re looking at just having this service onboard Lufthansa, whereas Austrian and/or Swiss may look into it at a later date. At this stage there is no plans to expand it to other airlines in the Lufthansa Group.”

Check out what people are saying about today’s announcement:

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