Aerkomm agrees to partner with Shenzhen Tencent subsidiary

Aerkomm Inc. (OTCQX: AKOM) has announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. subsidiary Guangdong Tengnan Internet Information Technology Co., Ltd., the company said.

Pursuant to the terms of the framework agreement, Aerkomm and Tencent will cooperate to explore ways to incorporate Tencent´s platform product offerings such as WeChat Pay and QQ instant messaging into Aerkomm´s in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems. With the incorporation of Tencent technology, users of Aerkomm´s in-flight systems should be able to access, among other things, rapid mobile phone interconnection and effective in-flight Wi-Fi.

Aerkomm Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary, Aircom Pacific, Inc., is a development stage service provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions for the airline industry.

Guangdong Tengnan Internet was jointly established by Tencent, China´s largest internet company, and Nanfang Media Group, China´s most influential media group. It was officially launched in August 2011 and currently operates Tencent Cantonese Web, an internet platform for Guangdong Province.

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. is an integrated internet service providers in China and one of the internet companies with the most registered users in China.