Posted on: 15 June 2016 by Mark Howells
Panasonic Avionics has signed a multi-year contract with Arqiva which will see the latter supply its hosting, connectivity and teleport uplink services via Telesat’s new high-throughput satellite (HTS) Telstar 12 VANTAGE.
Arqiva will deliver a range of mobility services for Panasonic, including in-flight Wi-Fi, which will operate round the clock from its Chalfont Grove teleport site near London. Signals are extended to the Panasonic Network over the Arqiva managed core network – ArqNet – a 2.5Tbps resilient transmission network.
Arqiva’s T12 VANTAGE 7.6m earth station is configured to access the entire Telstar 12 VANTAGE frequency range and multiple beams.
Todd Hill, senior director of Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics, averred, “As we launch our second-generation satellite communications services and bring the advantages of high throughput satellites to our customers, we must ensure that our ground operations are also state-of-the-art. Arqiva has been a great partner for Panasonic since day one, and we are pleased to extend our partnership with them.”
“At Arqiva we pride ourselves on delivering reliable, high-quality network solutions, and consider service excellence a core part of our DNA,” remarked David Crawford, managing director of satellite and media at Arqiva. “We are delighted that Panasonic has recognised this and entrusted our experienced satellite data communications team with the task at hand, and look forward to supporting Panasonic in the coming years.”