APEX 2013: SES signs multiple contracts for services via SES-6 satellite

SES has signed two new contracts for services using its Ku-band SES-6 satellite.

Launched in June 2013, SES-6 is a high-powered satellite equipped with 43 C-band and 48 Ku transponders, located at 40.5 degrees West. The first contract, in partnership with Hughes Network Systems, is a multi-year, multi-transponder satellite capacity and infrastructure deal to offer Row 44’s inflight connectivity and entertainment services to airline passengers on trans-Atlantic flights.

As part of the agreement, Hughes will provide the critical ground transport infrastructure and SES will deliver capacity aboard SES-6, plus teleport support from Betzdorf, Luxembourg.

Panasonic Avionics has also signed a satellite capacity agreement with SES to better connect passengers aboard trans-Atlantic flights. The SES satellite capacity will support Panasonic’s Global Communications Service, which provides passengers and crew with two-way broadband applications ranging from high-speed internet access, voice, and live TV. It also offers the ability for the airline to monitor real-time operational data aboard the aircraft.

Elias Zaccack, Senior Vice President of the Americas region for SES, said: “SES is investing in the development and delivery of satellites and satellite beams designed to meet the fast-growing demand for mobility services across the Americas region and around the world."

Steve Nichols, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Anaheim, CA, USA

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