(Reuters) JetBlue Airways Corp. won a wireless license to offer high-speed Internet and other communications services on commercial aircraft in a U.S. Federal Communications Commission auction that ended on Friday. The company's subsidiary LiveTV LLC bid $7 million for a 1 megahertz wireless license, while a company with ties to AirCell Inc., which designs and sells airborne communications systems, won the 3 megahertz license with a bid of $31.3 million.
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Internet browsing is an uncompromisable activity for many people in the modern world, and reliable Internet access is becoming an essential feature of any budding or existing business. This in-flight high speed Internet is sure to give the airline the leg up that it needs and attract the generation of internet addicts who are daunted by the prospect of several consecutive hours of disconnect.
1. In-flight High-speed Internet - JetBlue's new offering is likely to disrupt the in-flight entertainment and communication industry by providing reliable and fast internet access to passengers.
2. Wireless License Acquisition - The acquisition of wireless licenses for in-flight communication services creates an opportunity for disruptive wireless communication technology.
3. Airborne Communications Systems - Recent developments in airborne communication systems create opportunities for innovative solutions in the aviation industry.
1. Airlines - Airlines can effectively leverage JetBlue's new offering to provide a high level of customer satisfaction, attract new customers, and gain a competitive edge in the air travel industry.
2. Telecommunications - The telecommunications industry will be significantly impacted by the efficient and reliable delivery of high-speed connectivity to passengers in-flight.
3. Aviation Technology - The acquisition of wireless licenses and the development of reliable airborne communication systems present opportunities for innovation within the aviation technology industry.