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SES, Global Eagle to Bring More In-Flight Connectivity Bandwidth to Key Regions

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 20, 2016


GEE has contracted SES for more satellite capacity to expand IFC operations
GEE has contracted SES for more satellite capacity to expand IFC operations. Photo: SES

[Avionics Magazine 04-20-2016] SES S.A. and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) announced further significant Ku-band capacity agreements to bring more In-flight Connectivity (IFC) bandwidth to regions where air traffic is growing at a fast pace.

The latest agreements between GEE and SES secure multiple transponders of wide-beam Ku-band coverage aboard SES’ NSS-12 and AMC-1 satellites to meet the fast-growing passenger and airline demand for connectivity across India, Central Asia, the Middle East and North America. GEE is now tapping 12 SES satellites to put together a complementary mix of Ku-band wide-beam and upcoming Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam coverage to meet various levels of inflight connectivity demand along travel routes around the globe.

“GEE is in the midst of a strategic expansion of our global in-flight connectivity network to meet the growing and evolving demands of airlines and their passengers for a new wave of high-speed Wi-Fi-based services,” said Dave Davis, CEO at GEE.

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