Aerkomm Inc. (OTCQX: AKOM) has announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Aircom Pacific, Inc. (Aircom Pacific), it has begun developing a new and innovative Ka-band solution for the provision of broadband voice and high-speed Internet access for passengers in Airbus ACJ319s, ACJ320s and ACJ321s — as well as Airbus´ airline commercial aircraft equivalents, the company said.
Called Aerkomm K++, the solution will offer a broadband rate of 20 Megabits/sec experience per passenger. It combines Aircom Pacific equipment — based on a low-profile antenna — with a retrofit installation designed and implemented by Airbus to EASA and FAA certification standards, which will also be validated by China CAAC.
Aerkomm K++ will provide worldwide coverage including, specifically, within China for Chinese registered aircraft.
Aerkomm, 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. The company strives to become a provider of a wide range of in-flight broadband entertainment and connectivity services, including Wi-Fi connectivity, cellular networks, movies, gaming, live television, and music. Aerkomm aims to reshape the market for in-flight entertainment and connectivity services by offering on-board connectivity to its airline partners and passengers for free, generating revenue through advertising and on-board transactions.