Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom on July 18 formally announced the “soft launch” of the European Aviation Network (EAN), an inflight broadband connectivity system combining satellite and air-to-ground cellular communications. International Airlines Group (IAG) carriers British Airways and Iberia are participating in the initial launch of the system, which is available on 100 routes from destinations including Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Prague, Rome and Vienna. Plans ...

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