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Aircell established WAR ROOM to handle Google Wi-Fi promo

Here’s what we know. Give passengers free Wi-Fi and they eat it up (quite literally). Make them pay big bucks and they are less inclined. Damn, that’s some deep thinking RWG. Bear with me. I’ve got more. The Google Chrome-sponsored free Gogo in-flight Internet promo offered on AirTran, Delta and Virgin America flights over Thanksgiving […]

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Android forms basis of Thales IFEC

Last week Thales took home the Avion Award for Best Achievement in Technology and for good reason – the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) manufacturer is doing some serious innovating inside the aircraft cabin. For example, the company plans to be the first in the world to bring Android to IFEC. Specifically, Thales will launch […]

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IFEC industry embraces Android

Innovation Analysis Group’s (IAG) Addison Schonland asked Jon Ostrower and me to break down the most important news from the #APEX in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) show in Long Beach. One word – Android. Here is our wrap of the show. Be sure to check out IAG’s YouTube channel, which features interviews with Panasonic and […]

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But it’s a mobile world!?

The Russian State Commission of Radio Frequencies has reportedly granted permission for carriers to deploy in-flight mobile connectivity systems on their aircraft. Reports are sketchy right now (one says Aeroflot will trial connectivity on two aircraft) but if Russia has taken this step, I congratulate the country on being more forward-thinking in this regard than […]

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Wi-Fi love for Virgins and experienced alike

Bloody hell but Virgin America is a smart promotional cookie (as usual). Aircell has been giving out free “first timers” promos for its Gogo in-flight broadband solution for months, but Virgin America has had the good sense to let Google put its stamp on all that free Wi-Fi love from 10 November 2009 until 15 […]

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Rumors, fun facts and cool quotes

One of the wonderful things about executives in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity industry is that they are generally very chatty (another wonderful thing is that many of them, like myself, enjoy a good open bar). During the WAEA show last week in Long Beach, I had some interesting discourse with big and little players alike. Let’s start […]

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