In-Flight Wi-Fi Connectivity

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Wi-fi in Aircraft as a premium service? Not at all. Boost passengers' flight experiences

 

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  • Passpoint®

  • Brand awareness

  • Passpoint profiles

  • Wi-Fi Service

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Passpoint®, which enables users with valid subscriptions to automatically connect to WiFi networks without further interaction, is increasing the popularity of Wi-Fi networks around the world. The user will benefit from this since they will automatically be connected to the network without having to do anything and stay connected at all times.

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Airline brands want people to fly again, and all efforts aimed at improving passenger experience and value-added services that enhance brand awareness and connectivity will provide more ways for passengers to stay connected while on the ground.

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A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint is a technology developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to facilitate seamless automatic connection to a Wi-Fi network, for devices equipped with a suitable subscription profile. Passpoint profiles can be used in OpenRoaming, since federated codes (RCOI) are added, and can be scalable for access to multiple networks at the same time worldwide.

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Wi-Fi on board of the aircraft enables device connections, providing access to the aircraft's onboard entertainment system (IFE) and internet. All devices must first 'associate' with the Wi-Fi service before they can access the internet on an aircraft. The in-flight systems do not currently have a standard, consistent method of syncing devices, so the user gets a unique experience for every flight - and in some cases for each segment of flights within the same airline.  

Wi-Fi access for crew members

Locally authenticated Passpoint networks would provide crew members with profiles installed by the airline - which would be different from passenger profiles - access to the in-flight systems automatically, using a separate WLAN from passengers. The crew portal and/ or app could offer secure access to content such as seating plans, logistics, flight plans, etc. With a separate WLAN, airlines can also allow crew access to the internet using different authentication methods from those used by passengers.

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