Panasonic Avionics adds satellite capacity over Africa

by Staff Reporter | April 8th, 2012

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) solutions provider, has added additional coverage and capacity for its Global Communications Service via the Intelsat-14 satellite which is operated by Intelsat.

David Bruner, vice president of Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s Global Communications Service said, “The coverage provided by the Intelsat-14 satellite is a strategic addition to our global aeronautical broadband network because it provides seamless service to several African destinations and trans-Africa air routes which are important to our in-flight connectivity customers.”

The coverage provided by the Intelsat-14 satellite is a strategic addition to our global aeronautical broadband network because it provides seamless service to several African destinations and trans-Africa air routes.

Panasonic’s Global Communications Suite provides two-way broadband connectivity to an aircraft. It supports a wide range of passenger and crew applications including in-flight broadband internet access over Wi-Fi to passengers, and mobile phone service offered in collaboration with AeroMobile. Panasonic’s in-flight connectivity service also includes, according to the company, the first and only global live television service to offer content from BBC World News, BBC Arabic, NHK World Premium, France 24, Euronews, IMG Media’s Barclays’ Premier League Channel, and IMG Media’s Sport 24.

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