Hundreds of passengers travelling on a number of Air Chinaʼs Airbus A330 narrowbodies now have an ability to stream HD videos directly to their mobile phones after the carrier deployed wireless technology on those aircraft developed by Meru Networks.
Meruʼs virtualised wireless network is part of the cabin inflight Wi-Fi system built by partner Flight Focus, who states Meruʼs technology helps to deliver a lager number of higher-quality streaming videos.
“Historically speaking, and largely, today, when more than 10 or 20 percent of passengers on a commercial airliner start trying to stream video, the experience degrades very quickly. The network just canʼt handle the load. This powerful solution changes all of that,” declares Flight Focus managing director Ralf Cabos.
Citing ease of installation of the Flight Focus system, Air China states it should be able to quickly complete fleet-wide modifications to expand the streaming video offering.