Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Soon You Can Live-Stream with In-Flight Wi-Fi at 25,000 Feet

That’s right, your phone can now beep mid-air with a message from the office thanks to in-flight Wi-Fi systems that will soon be offered on aircrafts in India.
The Honeywell Aerospace Connected Aircraft World Tour plane was in India recently to demonstrate the kind of internet connectivity you can get up in the air.
The Quint was invited on board to try it out, and that's just what we did. Check out our Facebook Live broadcast from 25,000 feet in the air above the Indian subcontinent.
We spoke with Honeywell Aerospace India president Neelu Khatri and Sasi Kancharla, customer business leader during the course of the Live broadcast, for which we used the in-flight Wi-Fi.
Honeywell had announced its plans to equip aircrafts with Wi-Fi a few months ago.
The firm has now set out on a world tour with its B757 Connected Aircraft to showcase the technology.
Here are some of the things that in-flight Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity can enable.
For passengers, the biggest advantage is being able to stay connected to the Internet even in the air. Honeywell's Sasi Kancharla says that bandwidth speeds of 50 Mbps are available for every connected aircraft cabin.
05/07/17 Roshun Povaiah/The Quint