Posted on: 27 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has secured additional bandwidth on SES satellite capacity, to meet growing global demand for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) services.
The new multi-year, multi-transponder agreements double its SES satellite capacity, which has been expanded over the past two quarters. Bandwidth has been secured on six SES Ku-band satellites – SES-1, AMC-1, AMC-2, AMC-3, NSS-12 and ASTRA 4A.
“GEE continues to expand its global inflight connectivity network with SES capacity to meet the exciting and rapidly expanding needs of airlines and their passengers around the world,” said Dave Davis, CEO of GEE. “Together with SES, its global fleet, and its high throughput satellites (HTS) that will be launched in 2017, GEE is ushering in the next generation of in-flight entertainment and connectivity that is already reshaping the passenger experience and the industry as a whole.”
GEE will also utilise major portions of HTS capacity aboard SES-12 (pictured), which will serve Asia and the Middle East, and SES-14 and SES-15 satellites which will provide coverage for the Americas and North Atlantic regions, Western Europe, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.