Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), and NTT Communications have announced an agreement that will make the Connexion by BoeingSM real-time, high-speed in-flight Internet service available to NTT Communications customers. Based on the terms of the agreement, availability is expected to begin in December 2004.
Connexion by Boeing and NTT Communications will link their respective networks, providing NTT Communications customers with a seamless and simplified solution for accessing the full richness of the Internet when in flight. Passengers who have an NTT Communications account will enter their current Hotspot credentials to access the Connexion by Boeing service, and will receive their billing for service access as an add-on to their existing bill.
"NTT Communications serves many of the world's mobile travelers, with more than 25,000 hotspots in 44 countries and regions," said Connexion by Boeing vice president of Marketing and Direct Sales David Friedman. "Connexion by Boeing is proud to join with NTT Communications to help their customers connect to what's important while traveling."
About Connexion by Boeing
Connexion by Boeing, recipient of the 2003 World Travel Award for World's Leading High-Speed In-flight Internet Services Provider brings high-speed Internet, data and entertainment connectivity to travelers via a broadband connection to aircraft. Connexion by Boeing has announced definitive agreements with Lufthansa, SAS, Japan Airlines, ANA, China Airlines and Kingdom Holding Co. to equip their long-haul aircraft with the service. In addition, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and Asiana have announced their intent to install the Connexion by Boeing system on their long-range aircraft. Connexion by Boeing also offers a high-speed connectivity solution for the business aviation and maritime markets. For more information, please visit Connexion by Boeing.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation (NYSE: NTT) -- one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT Com provides high-quality, technologically advanced network management, security and solution services to consumers, corporations and governments on a global basis, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Its world-class backbone network, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, offers access to more than 200 countries. NTT Com Group has more than 30 companies in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas. The company has garnered several awards for its leading edge technologies, outstanding performance and customer service, including "Best Global Carrier -- 2004." For more information, please visit www.ntt.com.
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