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Archive for March, 2013

Sport 24 – ATP 1000s Miami, Premier League, & Bundesliga

Sport 24 logoThis weekend’s LIVE events that will be broadcast on Sport 24 include the last days of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s in Miami where the tension is rising and you will be able to watch the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals as you travel.

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday there is also LIVE action from the Bundesliga and the Barclays Premier League. As the end of the season is in sight, each match matters more than ever for those valuable points.

Catch all of the action LIVE on Sport 24.

Don’t miss it for the world!

In-Flight WiFi Roundup – Which International Airlines Keep You Connected

Source: thepointsguy.com »

While kicking back and catching up on trashy TV and Oscar-nominated movies during long-haul overseas flight is always enjoyable, sometimes jetsetters have work to do, and some airlines have it covered.

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Staying in touch at 30,000 ft – Why mobile’s taken off in-flight

By: Jack Gordon of AeroMobileAeroMobile logo

There’s been huge growth in the use of in-flight mobile over the last 12 months; today’s technology makes it possible, and perfectly safe, to use your phone in-flight, whether it’s to call, text, email or surf the web, and more and more people are taking advantage of it.

On the ground, smartphone ownership has rocketed; over 40 percent of us have something akin to a mini computer in our pockets. Up in the air, the percentage of people with smartphones is even higher; 81 percent of devices onboard fall into this category. We’re all used to being connected 24/7, and being at 30,000 feet is no longer an exception.

Smartphones have become a critical tool for everyday life, replacing everything from alarm clocks to cameras. The average user spends over two hours a day on their phone, not just talking but using the multitude of apps available, including Twitter and Facebook. Similarly in the air, people are using their phones for much more than just voice calls, with texting, emailing and browsing proving most popular.

According to AeroMobile, which provides an in-flight roaming service for mobile users, 5.5 million devices connected to their network in 2012, and figures are expected to rise dramatically in 2013. More and more mobile operators and airlines are switching on to consumer demand for in-flight connectivity, making sure passengers stay connected no matter where they are.

Sport 24 – Formula 1 and ATP Masters 1000s – Miami

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This weekend Sport 24 will be broadcasting coverage of the ATP World Tour Master 1000 series LIVE from Miami. After his storming come back post injury, Rafael Nadal is having a rest, however still competing are some of the best male tennis players in the world including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and many others. Miami has gained the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year award 6 times, voted for by the players; it’s a place where they relax and play inspiring tennis.

Also this weekend, Sport 24 is pleased to be bringing you the Formula 1 Grand Prix LIVE from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. An exciting course that tests the drivers, who are still settling into the new season and their new cars. It proves to be an exhilarating race.

Don’t miss it for the world!

In-Flight Connectivity Driven by Passenger Demand, Habits

Source:  aviationtoday.com »

Executives from several of the largest in-flight connectivity service providers talked on Wednesday about the growth and changes in the industry in recent years during a panel at the SATELLITE 2013 Conference in Washington D.C.

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Finnair to test wireless Internet and HP’s new ElitePad tablets for in-flight entertainment

Source: globenewswire.com »

Finnair’s customers soon will be the first airline passengers in the world to have the opportunity to try the Windows 8-powered HP ElitePad 900 tablets as in-flight entertainment.Tomorrow, on 20th March, Finnair will begin a two-month trial of the tablets and wireless internet service on board one of its Airbus A330 wide body aircraft. The plane, with the registration OH-LTT, will be used on both scheduled and charter flights.

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Airlines work to improve speed and availability of in-flight WiFi

Source: travelweekly.com »

Airlines and their in-flight WiFi service providers are upgrading their technologies — both terrestrial- and satellite-based — in an attempt to provide more robust service to a greater number of passengers.

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