Feeds

Inflight mobile calls by 2006?

I'M IN FIRST CLASS

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Boeing's Connexion business unit expects to sell mobile phone services to travelers as early as next year, despite resistance from passengers.

Connexion president Laurette Koellner is reported to have said his company will offer services once regulatory and "social" issues have been ironed out. Connexion already provides in-flight internet access with various commercial airlines.

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is currently reviewing the ban on use of phones and other wireless devices, while the European Union has given the political nod for services on aircraft.

However, 67 per cent of air travelers are against removing the ban in the US, while 78 per cent are concerned phone use could prevent passengers from hearing emergency instructions, according to a poll conducted by the Association of Flight Attendants and the National Consumers' League.

Koellner's statement follows Ericsson's launch of the RBS 2708 base station for inflight mobile phone services.®

Related stories

Boingo hops onto Boeing Connexion
Vodafone to offer in-flight Wi-Fi
US FCC to rethink in-flight mobile phone rules
EU waves through Airbus mobile phone system
Inflight mobile calls - it's going to happen
Error 404 at 40,000 feet

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites
Sites link up to protest slow lanes by bogging down pages
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names
Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy
Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal
Execs pour scorn on 'national roaming' outline – report
Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress
FCC invites opinions in CSV format, after Slowdown day 'success'
'Serious flaws in the Vertigan report' says broadband boffin
Report 'fails reality test' , is 'simply wrong' and offers ''convenient' justification for FTTN says Rod Tucker
This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...
Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts
After Applelocalypse, other wristputers will get stuck in
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.