Panasonic Avionics, which is a leading supplier of inflight entertainment systems, has selected Ericsson to enable the next generation of connectivity services to the aviation and additional multiple markets.
Ericsson will implement its 5G-ready core solution through Panasonic Avionics' subsidiary AeroMobile, a global inflight connectivity provider and registered mobile network operator. The solution will enable crew and passengers on aircraft, cruise ships and yachts, and employees in the and mining sectors, to enjoy 2G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Paul Margis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Avionics Corporation says: "This innovative collaboration with Ericsson is an integral part of our strategy to address the global communications needs of consumers and businesses in the future, and it demonstrates our commitment to enabling connected devices through the Internet of Things.
"Using this new global communications platform, we will help our customers - across all of our vertical markets - leverage ubiquitous connectivity to improve their operations with real time data across all of their connected platforms."
Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit IT and Cloud, Ericsson, says: "NFV is an important technology for the 5G-ready core, and industry-leading operators around the world are already using our solution in live commercial service. We are extremely happy
that Panasonic Avionics selects Ericsson as the sole supplier for their 5G-ready core."