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Another airborne Internet provider
Posted on 30-Nov-2004 11:43. | Tags Filed under: News.



ASI Entertainment, Inc. announced the release of ASiQnet, which the company says is a low cost airborne connectivity system. ASiQnet incorporates five components for the delivery of ASI's Email and Internet systems via the global Inmarsat network.

Using ASiQnet, airline are able to offer passengers services including SMS messaging, POP3 Email access and Internet browsing. ASiQnet is designed to give passengers a range of connectivity options, delivered at costs comparable to those available on the ground. The ASI system has successfully completed flight testing on Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747-400 and Alitalia Boeing 767-300 aircraft.

Ron Chapman, ASI's CEO, stated that, "There is now no need for airline passengers to pay high access fees to remain in touch with business and family while they are flying. By using ASiQnet, passengers can keep track of incoming Emails at no charge, and for as little as $1.00, can send and receive Emails and only pay for the data transmitted."

In keeping with the launch of ASiQnet, the name of ASI's Australian operating subsidiary has been changed to ASIQ Pty. Ltd. to align its corporate and brand identities.

This service seems to be in direct competition with similar product developed by Boeing's subsidiary Connexion by Boeing, which is currently running trials and finalising installation for Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, British Airways and Lufthansa.



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