BONN, Germany--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Deutsche Telekom (FWB:DTE) announced the start of their high-speed Internet service on selected Singapore Airlines intercontinental flights. This is the 11th airline to have chosen Deutsche Telekom as their broadband connectivity provider, and the third in the Asian market.
“The addition of Singapore Airlines, one of the leading airlines in terms of customer experience worldwide, demonstrates the extent to which Deutsche Telekom has established itself in the airline Wi-Fi market”
With Telekom’s In-Flight Internet service, passengers can check e-mails, browse, blog or join corporate networks via VPN. Access is provided by linking the airplanes to global networks via satellites, which are provided through Deutsche Telekom’s partner Panasonic Avionics. Passengers can use In-Flight Internet by paying with a credit card or through their home provider, if it is a Wi-Fi roaming partner of Deutsche Telekom.
“The addition of Singapore Airlines, one of the leading airlines in terms of customer experience worldwide, demonstrates the extent to which Deutsche Telekom has established itself in the airline Wi-Fi market,” said Antje Williams, Head of In-Flight at Deutsche Telekom. “The innovative solution we offer together with our partner Panasonic Avionics is the reason why we’ve managed to break into markets such as Asia, where we have previously not had a strong presence. By extending our Wi-Fi service into the air, we confirm our vision of connected life and work.”
Deutsche Telekom launched its Wi-Fi service in 2002 and currently operates more than 55.000 HotSpots worldwide. They can also be found onboard high-speed trains in Germany, and on almost 150 airplanes. Participating airlines currently include American Airlines, Air France, Aer Lingus, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Transaero and, as of today, Singapore Airlines.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with 144 million mobile customers, 32 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2013). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in some 50 countries and has over 231,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).