Posted on: 09 September 2013 by Mark Howells
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