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Inflight data usage soars with introduction of 3G

Posted 6 January 2017 · Add Comment

Since launching 3G inflight connectivity one year ago, AeroMobile has revealed a 160 percent increase in inflight data usage year on year.

Now with over half of its airline partners connected to the 3G network, AeroMobile has revealed a significant uptake of mobile data usage by holidaymakers and business travellers throughout 2016. Whether tweeting, texting, emailing, calling or messaging, passengers are staying connected to the world on the ground while on their travels.

In its first year 3G has helped AeroMobile achieve: 

160 percent increase in inflight mobile data usage

22 percent increase in inflight users

14 percent increase in sent SMS

By the end of 2016 over half of AeroMobile’s airline partners offered aircraft with 3G connectivity and it’s now available on flights to 55 country destinations with USA, Australia and Ireland topping the table for 3G inflight data usage.

AeroMobile recorded its first inflight phone call in 2008 and was the first to launch 3G inflight in December 2015. The AeroMobile service allows passengers to use their own mobile devices to call, text and browse the internet inflight, and now has over 340 roaming agreements in more than 145 countries.

The leading inflight connectivity provider has recently passed another big milestone having connected over one million flights.

“It wasn’t long ago that most travellers were unaware of inflight connectivity. Since launching 3G a year ago we’ve seen a significant increase in awareness and usage of our inflight network as passengers can now access more services using their mobile phone. It’s now becoming the norm to tweet from a plane or pick up that important email and we’re proud to continue to lead the way for inflight connectivity,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.

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