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Intelsat And Panasonic To Bring Broadband Service To The Skies

Panasonic eXConnect enables two-way broadband connectivity that provides a wide range of applications useful to both the passengers and crew such as VPN, live television, shopping, streaming media, telemedicine, operational applications and personal devices integrated to the airline's in-flight entertainment systems.
by Staff Writers
Lake Forest CA (SPX) May 12, 2008
Intelsat and Panasonic Avionics have announced the signing of a multi-year service agreement that will result in the next generation of in-flight passenger broadband access. Panasonic, known for delivering state-of-the-art in-flight technology, is introducing an advanced satellite transmission platform that will allow airline passengers the ability to access Internet-based information and entertainment.

The service, Panasonic eXConnect, provides passengers Internet connectivity.

The platform will leverage Intelsat's existing GlobalConnexSM Network Broadband service which is available on Intelsat's global satellite fleet of 53 in-orbit satellites, and regional teleport facilities. By utilizing Intelsat's existing infrastructure, Panasonic will be able to introduce eXConnect in key regions around the world, providing an efficient and cost effective means to scale the network capacity as demand grows.

Panasonic eXConnect enables two-way broadband connectivity that provides a wide range of applications useful to both the passengers and crew such as VPN, live television, shopping, streaming media, telemedicine, operational applications and personal devices integrated to the airline's in-flight entertainment systems. With data rates comparable to ground public Wi-Fi hotspots, eXConnect offers airlines the opportunity to further differentiate their in-flight product with a valuable service to their passengers.

"On-demand, mobile communications continues to fuel the widespread integration of cutting-edge satellite services," said Jay Yass, Intelsat's Vice President, Network Services.

"The agreement with Panasonic further demonstrates Intelsat's ability to lead the global satellite industry in creating innovative data, video and voice infrastructure solutions. The Panasonic eXConnect platform, powered by the Intelsat system, delivers seamless broadband connectivity to passengers who seek Internet access wherever and whenever they need it, enabling them to stay connected while in flight."

"At Panasonic, we believe that true broadband communication is an enabling technology that will unlock new efficiency and reliability improvements in the aeronautical world in addition to groundbreaking passenger connectivity service," said Paul Margis, Chief Executive Officer at Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

"We believe Intelsat has the best in class satellite communications systems to provide Panasonic with the satellite resources and operating knowledge necessary for the new eXConnect service to be operationally and financially successful."

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