SkyFive today announced that it successfully acquired a substantial part of Nokia’s Air-to-Ground (A2G) assets and capabilities.
SkyFive combines the aviation and telecommunications worlds in a unique way to enable a breakthrough in aviation digitization and address the airlines’ increasing needs for connectivity with a high-performance, future-proof, and cost-effective solution based on 4G and 5G standards.
With the purchased assets, SkyFive becomes world’s first A2G communications specialist. SkyFive assumes responsibility for the end-to-end solution, which comprises avionics, telecommunications, and IT systems. Nokia continues to be responsible for sales and implementation of the ground network, an integral part of the solution, to Communication Service Providers, based on its strong technology and delivery capabilities.
Thorsten Robrecht, CEO at SkyFive: “SkyFive is truly excited by this acquisition of Nokia’s market-leading A2G assets and portfolio. For us, this transaction constitutes a major step forward on our journey to provide true broadband connectivity services in the sky, and it serves as a springboard for global expansion.”
Chris Johnson, Vice President of Nokia Enterprise at Nokia: “For network operators and other A2G customers the collaboration between SkyFive and Nokia ensures that we continue to lead the A2G market with the focus that is needed to be successful in this innovative area.”