With increasing number of passenger aircraft cross-country flight, United Continental Holdings announced plans to open Wi-Fi access to more than 300 passengers United Airlines and Continental Airlines, and the plan will be implemented by mid 2012.
United Continental Holdings also announced it would cooperate with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to bring Wi-Fi is. Hopefully, by 2015 that will come, they have managed to provide satellite-based Wi-Fi in the entire fleet.
According to officials from related companies, Panasonic's technology-based Ku-band satellite allows higher speed of the connection-to-ground water used by Gogo Inflight Internet service provider.
Panasonic system will be installed in the Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777, 787. A similar system is applied to the Airbus 319 and 320. With higher speeds, United and Continental plans to implement video streaming over wireless networks.
Surely passengers will receive a new inflight entertainment options. In addition, there is the possibility that a faster connection allows access to applications such as Netflix or Hulu Plus via tablets, smartphones, or laptops.