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European airline passengers are getting fast 4G internet

Germany's Deutsche Telekom and British satellite company Inmarsat are working together to offer high-speed internet access to airline passengers in Europe that's faster than Gogo.

The partnership has created a hybrid solution that combines an LTE-based ground network with an S-band satellite network. Gogo, the major in-flight internet provider in the US, debuted its own hybrid service utilizing the Ku-band a few years ago. But Inmarsat's head of aviation Leo Mondale described the speeds offered by its partnership with Deutsche Telekom as "4G style speeds, in tens of megabits per second," and will be "far faster" than those currently provided by Gogo, according to FT.

'Far faster' than Gogo

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