Paris, France, 17 June 2019 – The aggravations of inflight Wi-Fi will soon be a thing of the past as the next generation of inflight connectivity is set to
become a reality. The Seamless Air Alliance will demonstrate some of the key technologies that will be a part of the specification being developed by its membership of industry-leading companies.
Taking place on the first day of the Paris Air Show 2019 and with the support of its members GlobalReach Technology, Sprint and Boingo, the Seamless Air Alliance will demonstrate secure and
seamless connection to high-performance inflight Wi-Fi using Passpoint Wi-Fi services and discuss the opportunities that 5G presents to the airline industry.
Passpoint is an important tool that has been a part of the Seamless Air Alliance’s extensive work across Wi-Fi, cellular, and 5G technologies as its membership continues to promote open standards
for inflight Wi-Fi equipment.
“This demonstration is a big step for the Alliance in showcasing the progress that we have made in recent months. We want to empower airlines with more control over the connectivity experience
delivered to their passengers. Open specifications will drive down the cost and complexity for airlines and result in a better experience for billions of passengers across the globe,” said
Jack Mandala, CEO of Seamless Air Alliance.
“Seamless Air Alliance will deliver industry advances that make our customers’ lives better. Seamless connectivity from ground to air provides an entirely new level of convenience,
productivity, and entertainment for travelers,” said Doug Smith, Vice President of Product Marketing and Innovation, at Sprint.
Today, mobile network operators all over the world use Passpoint technology to automatically configure consumer devices to connect to select public Wi-Fi networks at airports, hotels, and other
venues using the necessary encryption protocols and without any user interaction. In this same manner, Passpoint credentials can be used to extend carrier networks for seamless inflight
Wi-Fi for passengers of participating operators.
Thomas Locke, chief technology officer at GlobalReach Technology said, “Inflight Wi-Fi is crucial for today’s travelers. Airline passengers want to stay connected in the air for work,
entertainment, and communications, making high-performance inflight Wi-Fi essential. To differentiate both their ground and inflight experience, and improve satisfaction ratings and passenger
loyalty, Passpoint provides passengers with secure, frictionless connectivity across multiple devices and planes.”
About Seamless Air Alliance
To encourage a broad range of airline membership the Seamless Air Alliance has announced a new membership tier designed to enable airlines of all sizes to join and participate.
To find out more, or to start the process of becoming a Seamless Air Alliance member, request a membership package by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (510-492-4028).
The next Seamless Air Alliance members meeting will take place at the former BBC Headquarters in White City, West London, 10-11 July 2019.
For more information please visit: www.SeamlessAlliance.com
Attendees of the Paris Air Show 2019 can find Seamless Air Alliance at the Exhibition Center, booth B49, Hall 6, 17-20 June.
About GlobalReach Technology
GlobalReach Technology creates, delivers, and manages world-class, carrier-grade wireless services for operators and enterprises. It provides software and solutions for the world’s largest and most complex services and is a recognized Passpoint Wi-Fi industry leader. GlobalReach Technology has delivered billions of secure and seamless authentications since 2014. For more, visit GlobalReachTech.com.