Sprint joins partnership to deliver 5G service on flights

Sprint and a satellite startup backed by its parent company have formed an alliance with two airlines and an Indian telecom company to develop in-flight 5G services.

Dubbed the “Seamless Air Alliance,” the partnership brings together Sprint, the Overland Park, Kansas-based wireless provider, along with SoftBank-owned OneWeb, as well as Airbus, Delta Air Lines and Bhatari Airtel. The companies’ goal is to enable mobile operators to provide service to airline customers through satellite technology.

Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

Sprint is scheduled to launch its own 5G network next year.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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