United Airlines will install Viasat Ka-band satellite connectivity on at least 70 aircraft, as it works to upgrade its inflight connectivity service.

The Chicago-based carrier will use Viasat's inflight entertainment and connectivity system to offer inflight wi-fi and streaming entertainment on the aircraft, the connectivity provider says today.

The at least 70 aircraft number includes 58 Boeing 737 Max, says Viasat.

United will take delivery of 10 737 Max 9 this year, with its first due in April.

Airline executives have said that United plans to upgrade its inflight connectivity offerings to provide faster speeds to users.

United uses a variety of inflight connectivity providers currently, including Gogo, Panasonic and Thales.

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