Panasonic Avionics, Yahsat sign connectivity services agreement

California-based Panasonic Avionics has agreed with Yahsat to explore new ways to offer a broadband connectivity solution serving several mobility markets in the Middle East within the next three to five years, the company said.

In addition, both parties will continue to investigate the launch of a Yahsat satellite constellation that would serve Panasonic´s general mobility needs in aviation, maritime and terrestrial transportation, and also give Yahsat the ability to use Panasonic communication related technologies and services where practical.

Moving forward, Yahsat and Panasonic will assess the various technical requirements for such an offering.

Panasonic Avionics supplies inflight entertainment and communication systems. Established in 1979, it is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.