Posted on: 30 October 2019 by Alexander Preston
SkyFive has acquired a substantial part of Nokia’s Air-to-Ground (A2G) assets and capabilities, including patents, portfolio, and employees.
With the purchased assets, SkyFive becomes the ‘world’s first’ A2G communications specialist.
SkyFive assumes responsibility for the end-to-end solution, which comprises avionics, telecommunications, and IT systems. Nokia continues to be responsible for sales and implementation of the ground network – an integral part of the solution – to Communication Service Providers, based on its strong technology and delivery capabilities.
Thorsten Robrecht, CEO at SkyFive stated: “SkyFive is truly excited by this acquisition of Nokia’s market-leading A2G assets and portfolio. For us, this transaction constitutes a major step forward on our journey to provide true broadband connectivity services in the sky, and it serves as a springboard for global expansion.”
Chris Johnson, vice president of Nokia Enterprise at Nokia added: “For network operators and other A2G customers the collaboration between SkyFive and Nokia ensures that we continue to lead the A2G market with the focus that is needed to be successful in this innovative area.”
Following the successful deployment and launch of the European Aviation Network, SkyFive and Nokia are planning to expand A2G into other regions,