Finally, it’s good news for commuters who commute by Aeroplane as the Airlines has introduced the access to the internet by WiFi. But, many have doubts as to how can an airplane provide WiFi while it’s in flight mode.
To make it simple and clear, there are two ways for an internet signal to reach your device at 35,000 feet. The first is through ground-based mobile broadband towers, which send signals up to an aircraft’s antennas (usually on the base of the fuselage).
As you travel into different sections of airspace, the flight automatically connects to signals from the nearest tower, so one can browse without any interruption. But if you’re passing over large bodies of water or particularly remote terrain, connectivity can be an issue.
The second method uses satellite technology. Flights connect to satellites in geostationary orbit (35,786km above the planet), which send and receive signals to earth via receivers and transmitters. These are the same satellites that are used in television signals, weather forecasting, and covert military operations.
Information is transmitted to and from your smartphone via an antenna on the top of the aircraft, which connects to the closest satellite signal. Information is passed between the ground and the plane via the satellite. Wi-Fi signal is distributed to plane passengers via an on-board router.
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