T-Systems’ carrier division, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) and Connexion by BoeingSM
today announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding to explore linking the Connexion by Boeing service to T-Systems’ WLAN Roaming Platform.
By connecting to the platform, Connexion by Boeing would offer real-time access to the Internet and corporate intranets to airline travelers whose mobile service provider is also connected to T-Systems’ WLAN Roaming Platform when they fly on airlines with the Connexion system onboard. This would provide existing T-Systems customers with streamlined billing, customer support and in-flight access to the Internet.
“With this solution, we open up our services to more potential customers and give corporate business travelers the opportunity to have high-speed Internet access in planes through their home provider,” explains David Friedman, vice president, Marketing and Corporate Sales, Connexion by Boeing.
T-Systems’ WLAN Roaming Platform acts as a single interface from one connected provider to all of the other carriers and wireless ISPs connected to the platform. For the traveler or wireless Internet user, this means that if their provider is connected to the platform, they have the convenience of the post paid model rather than having to pay separately or buy vouchers for using services from other providers while flying.
“We see significant growth in the wireless market. Working with Connexion by Boeing, T-Systems will be able to provide seamless connectivity and extended reach for end-users of wireless providers offering hotspot services connected to our platform, on the ground and in the air,” outlines Frank Opfer, Vice President, ICSS Solutions Management, T-Systems. For those using hotspot services, this means easy and fast access through an existing account. For carriers and wireless ISPs who connect to the WLAN Roaming Platform, T-Systems’ carrier services division, ICSS, provides clearing and settlement services, defines interface specifications and offers third-level support.