In-Flight Wi-Fi for Fiberlink Enterprise Customers
Fiberlink Communications Corp., a leading innovator and trusted enterprise partner for secure mobile workforce solutions, and Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), today announced an agreement to deliver secure, in-flight access solutions to Fiberlink’s enterprise customers. Corporate IT managers will soon be able to deploy in-flight Wi-Fi as part of a comprehensive mobile workforce strategy for the approximately 600,000 mobile workers that use Fiberlink’s access software.
Fiberlink helps enterprise IT organization deliver reliable and flexible access for their mobile workforce as they move from hotel rooms and public hot spots to airports, and with this new agreement, to aircraft. Fiberlink’s customers can now take advantage of its mobile access software while working in-flight, and at the same time, their IT departments can maintain complete control over the security threats, compliance issues and spiraling access costs associated with mobile computing. This new service complements Fiberlink’s industry-leading “All Access” mobile data plan with additional enterprise-class access and security at 35,000 feet.
“Enterprise travelers want a proven and secure method to connect to real-time high-speed Internet-based services that are critical for doing business in a global environment,” said Connexion by Boeing Vice President of Marketing and Direct Sales David Friedman. “The Connexion by Boeing agreement with Fiberlink will help ensure that the sky is not the limit for Fiberlink customers. Business travelers rely on their corporate IT organization to equip them with advanced connectivity capabilities and through our relationship with Fiberlink we will be a critical part of that solution.”
“Fiberlink brings together diverse access technologies and security measures into a unified mobile workforce solution — managed and delivered by a single provider,” said William Wagner, chief marketing officer for Fiberlink. “Our work with Connexion by Boeing allows us to add in-flight Wi-Fi networks — a huge value for corporate travelers — to our long list of current mobile solutions. Fiberlink’s broad portfolio of transport methods is not only one of the most comprehensive in the industry, but it’s the most secure as well.”
About Connexion by Boeing
Connexion by Boeing, recipient of the 2003 and 2004 World Travel Award for World’s Leading High-Speed In-flight Internet Services Provider, brings high speed Internet, data and entertainment connectivity to travelers via a broadband connection to the aircraft. Connexion by Boeing has definitive agreements with Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Japan Airlines, ANA, Singapore Airlines, and China Airlines to equip their long-haul aircraft with the service. In addition, Korean Air and Asiana have announced their intent to install the Connexion by Boeing system on their long-range aircraft. Connexion by Boeing also offers a high-speed connectivity solution for the business aviation and maritime markets and recently concluded a trial with Teekay Shipping. For more information, visit connexionbyboeing.com.
Fiberlink provides the software and services that enable enterprises to securely mobilize their workforces and strike the best balance of user productivity and IT control. More than 600,000 mobile workers depend on Fiberlink’s ubiquitous Wi-Fi, wide-area wireless, broadband and dial-up solutions for “no-hassle” access to e-mail, data and other network-based resources. Fiberlink’s mobile workforce solutions go beyond basic network connectivity to ensure IT organizations have total control over the myriad security threats, compliance policies and cost concerns that are often associated with mobile computing. Gartner, Yankee Group and Burton Group consistently recognize Fiberlink as an innovative leader in mobile and remote access solutions. Fiberlink customers include Continental Airlines, Grant Thornton, Targus Group International and Novartis Group. Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., Fiberlink has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Additional information about Fiberlink is available at http://www.fiberlink.com.
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Fiberlink Communications Corp. Susan Sutton, 215-793-3427 [email protected] A&R Partners for Fiberlink James Boike, 212-905-6157