Norwegian has partnered with connectivity provider Anuvu to offer the firm’s “cutting-edge high-speed wifi technology” across its fleet.

The carrier said the agreement would make it the first airline outside of North America to offer the technology, which would allow customers “to browse, stream, upload and download from the internet at speeds up to twenty times faster than what is currently available”.

In addition Norwegian said it would offer extra bandwidth, “allowing ten times as many customers to access the internet simultaneously without impacting performance”.

Anuvu’s technology will be installed on Norwegian’s new aircraft deliveries, as well as being gradually rolled out across the carrier’s fleet. The airline currently operates an all B737-800 fleet, with 50 B737 Max aircraft scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and 2028.

Back in 2011 Norwegian was the first airline in Europe to offer wifi in single-aisle aircraft.

Commenting on the news Christoffer Sundby, chief marketing and customer officer at Norwegian, said:

“We are very excited about this renewed partnership with Anuvu. We expect to be able to start rolling out the new solution within the next year, significantly improving the wifi solutions we offer our customers.

“We are constantly working on developing and improving our services on board and having a seamless, stable wifi experience in the air is critical to many of our customers – making it one of our most important priorities.”

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