Tech & Science Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System

05:57  11 april  2018
05:57  11 april  2018 Source:   Bloomberg

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This hub to hub linkup system carries broad band wireless. band wireless data links them- selves together without any pre 65 aircraft would be at the right places, all the time during their flights to form a seamless chain of the said broadband .

In the Beginning, Which Companies Offered Airborne Wifi? Broomfield, Colorado-based Aircell, which was later bought by Gogo and branded All AirTran and Virgin America flights offer broadband , while select Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, United and US Airways airplanes do. Nobody can say for sure.

  Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System © Tony Avelar/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) -- Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s airplane broadband business as the Alphabet Inc. unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet, people familiar with the matter said.

Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said.

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Viasat mobile satcom systems provide affordable broadband IP access via satellite to ground, airborne , and maritime platforms while on the move. Airborne Mobile Broadband for Government Missions.

Government Airborne Mobile Broadband . Worldwide Satellite Broadband for Communications-On-the-Move. Viasat systems are FAA, EASA, JITC, NSA, and FCC licensed or certified and approved for installation and secure network operation by US military forces.

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A final decision hasn’t been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the people said. Representatives for Alphabet and Nokia declined to comment.

Nokia’s LTE A2G cellular-based system creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi, according to its website.

Onboard internet has been a consumer pain point for years, with spotty service and weak bandwidth. Yet travelers often pay handsomely for any connectivity on flights. That’s a business opportunity and also a chance for Google to expand its services. The move could create a wealthy new competitor to Gogo Inc., an existing provider of in-flight internet service.

Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System

  Google Is Said in Talks to Buy Nokia's Airborne Broadband System Google is in talks to acquire Nokia Oyj’s airplane broadband business as the Alphabet Inc. unit seeks to tap into new services and reach more users by offering in-flight high-speed internet, people familiar with the matter said. Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private. Talks are advanced and an agreement may be reached soon, the people said.A final decision hasn’t been made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the people said.

And back in December, Nokia scored a notable deal with Chinese Internet giant Baidu Maps. However, Here has been a big player in the land of automobiles for a while, and it’s said that Nokia ’ s mapping technology powers around 80 percent of in-car GPS navigation systems .

Trading Nation. Trader Talk . Financial Advisors. Personal Finance. Google and Apple's own mapping software is a potential rival to HERE. Analysts said that if the consortium of carmakers didn't buy Nokia ' s system , they would either have to develop their own in a costly process, or use the

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While Nokia has been developing its in-flight internet technology, the project is a lesser priority than its work on 5G telecom equipment.

Google’s communications group is exploring ways to spread mobile connectivity as strong internet service is crucial to its search engine, YouTube video service and the ads that generate almost 90 percent of the company’s revenue. The business, part of a long-term effort to share wireless spectrum in new ways, oversees existing offerings like the Project Fi wireless business, the Google Voice calling service and a large Wi-Fi network in Starbucks coffee shops.

To contact the reporter on this story: Manuel Baigorri in London at mbaigorri@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Dinesh Nair at dnair5@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Elizabeth Fournier

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ZTE woes may boost network rivals Ericsson and Nokia .
ZTE has snatched market share in Europe and the Americas, growing four times faster in those markets last year than it did its home market and acting as a drag on contract pricing and revenue growth for Ericsson and Nokia. But now, ZTE has been slapped with a potentially devastating seven-year export ban. It has yet to say how it may respond to U.S. threats to cut off its supply chain.Ericsson is due to report results on Friday and Nokia next Thursday and the focus is likely to be on next-generation 5G network upgrades expected to start later in 2018 or during 2019, ending a three-to-four year dry spell in network spending.

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