The ‘Seamless Alliance’ was founded on 26 February 2018 in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2018.Its founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta, and Sprint. The alliance aims to attract additional industry operators beyond the five founding members and will eliminate the immense costs and hurdles commonly associated with acquisition, installation, and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability, increasing accessibility for passengers, and enabling simple and integrated billing.
Bharti Airtel MD and CEO (India & South Asia) Gopal Vittalcommented, “We are delighted to be a founding member of this innovative technology platform to bring seamless connectivity to customers in the true sense. Over 370 million mobile customers across Airtel’s global network will be able to enjoy uninterrupted access to high-speed data services even while they are in-flight. We look forward to collaborating with all partner members to ensure this platform goes LIVE at the earliest.”