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Inmarsat aircraft Wi-Fi lift off set to fill coffers


Re: Satellite in-flight Wi-Fi ..

Well, on-board you see a wi-fi router which you'll have to access in the normal way.

Mounted under the skin on the roof of the aircraft is an antenna pointing upwards. The associated electronics optimises the signal to one of the Inmarsat satellites, about 36,000 Km up, in geostationary orbit, and establishes a link to its broadband service. Just don't expect a high speed service, I think it's about 384kbps.

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