AeroAntenna to develop antennas for SmartSky’s 4G IFC

SmartSky Networks has announced that AeroAntenna Technology is developing, supplying and supporting antennas for use in the SmartSky 4G LTE-based air-to-ground in-flight connectivity (IFC) network being rolled out in the US next year.
“When a design is thought impossible, industry leaders have consistently turned to AeroAntenna. They can take a good baseline plan and make it an order of magnitude better because they aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions and apply the latest in technical innovations,” explained Doug Hyslop, VP of RF engineering for SmartSky Networks. “AeroAntenna provided invaluable, cutting-edge expertise, which helped us solve the antenna-related challenges associated with re-using spectrum in the air.”
“SmartSky’s 4G LTE-based system uses the latest technologies to deliver over 10 times the performance of the incumbent’s 3G EVDO-based ATG network,” continued Joe Klein, founder and CEO of AeroAntenna. “The bi-directional nature of SmartSky’s high speed network really changes the game in airborne data communications.”

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