Friday, December 21, 2007

Email Services On Air France

After Jetblue, It's now Air France which is offering E-mail and messaging services on its aircrafts. However unlike Jetblue which uses a Wifi network, the services on Air France are provided on a cellular network. Travellers on certain Air France Planes en route to Europe can send and receive messages as well as E-mails(phone has to support Internet though). Onboard messages are transmitted to a small Cellular base station within the aircraft, which is then channeled over Satellite and finally to telephone networks on the ground. Air France also plans to introduce voice services in about three months and will consider implementing the same in all its airlines in six months time.

Source Infoworld

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