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ITS Electronics Inc. announced an initial $4 M contract with TECOM Industries Inc. to supply its High Power Transceiver-HPT, which will enable the antenna system for a major commercial carrier’s new onboard Wi-Fi service. TECOM’s KuStream™ 1000 antenna system is being installed on the carrier’s fleet of more than 500 aircraft. Equipage has begun at a rate of 15 aircraft per month, and will ultimately expand to 25 aircraft per month.
Ilya Tchaplia, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of ITS Electronics, said, “ITS was founded with the intent of enabling broadband without borders. Today’s announcement confirms that we have made significant advances in the realization of this vision. Our technology is revolutionizing communications, since for the first time, two-way untethered broadband connectivity is a concrete reality over land and sea anywhere in the world.”
Arsen Melconian, President of TECOM, said, “After careful evaluation, ITS Electronic’s High Power Transceiver-HPT was selected to power our KuStream™ 1000 antenna system. We are pleased that ITS Electronics is our supplier for the program.”