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Aircell Picks LTE for Air-to-Ground Mobile Internet Backbone

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Jul 16, 2008, 1:04 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today Aircell announced that it has chosen Long Term Evolution for its 4G technology path. It will use LTE to provide in-flight Internet services to air carriers in North America. Airline companies will be able to offer Wi-Fi to customers aboard flights, using Aircell's Gogo service to connect them to the Internet. Right now, Aircell's Gogo service uses EVDO Rev. A technology. By picking LTE, it will future-proof its services and fall in line with the choices made by other carriers, such as Alltel, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.




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Jul 16, 2008, 3:51 PM

Doesnt sound good for Sprint.

Looks everybody will go with LTE while Sprint is going with Wimax. Just like the HD war.
depends on which one is better.

but then, they say CDMA is better technology but most of the world uses GSM.
I don't think this affects Sprint, at all. This is just what's being used to connect the plane to the ground. As the article states, people on the plane will be using WiFi. It won't matter what provider a person uses.
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