Posted on: 30 November 2010 by Mark Howells
Panasonic has announced that its Global Communications Suite is enabling Lufthansa’s newly re-launched FlyNet broadband internet service.FlyNet will provide passengers with in-flight broadband connectivity on Lufthansa’s commercial intercontinental flights using Panasonic’s eXConnect system. Passengers can use their own electronic and communication devices, such as laptops, smart phones and PDAs, to wirelessly connect to the internet.“We are very excited to announce that our Global Communications Suite is operational, initially on transatlantic flights offered by Lufthansa, our launch customer,” commented Paul Margis, CEO, Panasonic Avionics Corporation. “We are honored to be part of Lufthansa’s FlyNet re-launch, and we believe that our Global Communications Suite will play a key role in helping them deliver their industry-leading in-flight broadband internet service.”Thierry Antinori, a member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board added, “With Panasonic as our technology partner, we can now again offer passengers a fast, state-of-the-art, broadband service, just like they would expect in a hotel or in a public hotspot – but at 30,000 feet.”Panasonic’s Global Communications Suite is comprised of three main product offerings – eXConnect, eXPhone, and eXTV. The service begins from December 1st on Lufthansa’s North-Atlantic routes.