Google is in discussions to acquire Nokia’s airplane broadband business, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter.
Nokia’s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, the report noted.
Talks are at an advanced stage and an agreement could be reached soon, sources were quoted as saying.
A final decision, however, is yet to be made and the companies could still decide against a deal, the report said.
Nokia’s LTE A2G cellular-based system creates a direct link between an aircraft and the ground instead of bouncing the signal off of a satellite, enabling in-cabin high-speed internet services using Wi-Fi.
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