Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Going Wireless in the Air

Airbus will allow passengers to use their mobile phones during commercial flights starting next year the IHT reports."Airbus last year completed its first in-flight trial of phones that use the global system for mobile communications,or GSM,which is the dominant wireless technology in Europe and Asia.Passengers' phones will hook up to a base station placed behind the ceiling panel of a plane, which will also allow for reception of wireless data from personal computers or hand-held devices,Siemens said.The signal from the base station on the plane will then be routed via satellite to the ground".

See full article via International Herald Tribune

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