Inflight Internet Connectivity

EXEDE®
IN THE AIR SERVICE BY VIASAT CHANGES THE WAY PASSENGERS EXPERIENCE IN-FLIGHT WI-FI WITH THE FASTEST INTERNET SPEEDS.

This highly-differentiated service is the first of its kind, capable of delivering 12 Mbps to the connected passenger giving them the best in-flight Internet experience available. No other in-flight connectivity service delivers value to airlines like the Exede service.

Growing use of tablets, phones, and other mobile devices with bandwidth intensive applications and media-rich web pages has created an explosion of demand for higher speeds, whether at home or on-the-go. People want fast connections no matter where they are and 35,000 feet is no exception. Commercial airlines can offer an unmatched in-flight Wi-Fi experience at an affordable price with the Exede In The Air service. Many passengers will simultaneously enjoy a high-speed Internet connection similar to what they get at home. Connected passengers can work, surf, shop, and play up to 8x faster than competitive services giving airlines an advantage.

How it works

Exede In The Air service for commercial airlines uses high-capacity Ka-band & Ku-band commercial satellites to send and receive data from the aircraft. The aircraft has several wireless access points to provide each passenger with the strongest signal. Passengers will connect to the aircraft network similar to Wi-Fi connections on the ground making it simple and seamless.

Data is transmitted to and from the plane through the satellite to the ground station and back. As the plane moves through the air, the antenna performs automatic hand overs between coverage areas.