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NTT DoCoMo plans airborne Wi-Fi

Subscribers may soon snap open laptops and suck Wi-Fi at 30,000 feet.

Subscribers to mZone, NTT DoCoMo's wireless hot-spot service, could soon be surfing the Net at 30,000 feet. The Japanese cell phone carrier has begun talks with , the aircraft maker's division that sells in-flight Wi-Fi Internet access, an NTT DoCoMo spokeswoman said. Details of when in-flight Net access debuts are still to be worked out, she said.

Similar in-flight services also will be available this year on Lufthansa and Korean Air this year.