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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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

Juliet Van Wagenen

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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