Malaysia Airlines stated (08-Aug-2013) it would be the first airline to use the new Internet offload function for Lufthansa Systems’ SkyConnect WAN solution at all of its sites. This new function improves the performance, reliability and efficiency of Lufthansa Systems’ worldwide data network while lowering costs at the same time. Following a successful test at two sites earlier this year, Internet offload will be rolled out gradually at 150 locations. The rollout should be completed at the beginning of 2014; two thirds of the sites have already switched over. [more - original PR]
Lufthansa Systems further increases efficiency of Malaysia Airlines data network
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