Seamless Air Alliance, a group having members like Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, Airbus, Airtel and more have launched their Seamless Release 1.0, which is a standard aimed at providing in-flight internet connectivity to airplane passengers.
The Seamless Air alliance was founded by Airbus, Airtel, Delta Air Lines, OneWeb and Sprint to standardise the in-flight connectivity technologies across the industry. At the moment, the in-flight connectivity offerings is a very messy affair, with many airlines offering different speeds with different rates and has a host of other problems like latency, etc.
The alliance just announced their first Seamless Release 1.0 which has a comprehensive set of unique, testable, requirements for airlines and manufacturers to use during their development. It uses a modular platform that airlines and mobile operators can use to easily deploy, integrate and operate on- board networks, supporting multiple communication protocols for achieving seamless in-flight connectivity.
Commenting on the launch, Jack Mandala, Seamless Air Alliance CEO said:
Passenger demands for inflight connectivity are still ahead of the performance of systems putting increasing pressure on airlines to find a way to meet these expectations and gain passenger loyalty. Seamless Release 1.0 changes the game by enabling airlines to take advantage of new capacity and innovations faster and more cost-effectively than ever before.”