NEWS Qantas first WiFi trials deliver 12 Mbps per device!

Qantas has completed its first real-world ‘tech trial’ of the airline’s inflight Internet system, during a three hour flight along the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane.

The special charter flight came ahead of the Boeing 737 starting public trials in the coming weeks, and the results were promising, with Qantas reporting typical download speeds between 7Mbps and 12Mbps to each connected device.

And with the plane packed tip to tail with volunteer Qantas staff, each using at least one device and many juggling two or more bits of kit ranging from smartphones to laptops, that meant 100% connectivity for over 200 devices.