SES and GEE expand Ku-band capacity

SES and Global Eagle Entertainment are expanding Ku-band capacity in key markets to meet growing and emerging demand for enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity.

Under the latest agreements, GEE has secured multiple transponders of wide beam Ku-band coverage aboard SES’s NSS-12 and AMC-1 satellites to meet the fast-growing passenger and airline demand for more connectivity across India, Central Asia, the Middle East and North America.GEE now has access to 12 SES satellites as it seeks to provide a complementary mix of Ku-band wide beam and upcoming Ku-band high throughput satellite (HTS) spot beam coverage to meet various levels of in-flight 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. “Together with SES, GEE continues to proactively add significant levels of bandwidth over established in-flight connectivity markets, as well as developing regions such as Asia and the Middle East where passenger demand is accelerating the deployment of connected aircraft over new routes.”“SES has built a robust and scalable global infrastructure to meet the growing demand for in-flight entertainment and connectivity,” said Elias Zaccack, senior vice president, Commercial, Americas, and head of Global Mobility solutions at SES. “SES is committed to delivering a great mobile experience to airline passengers, and these latest capacity agreements with GEE will bring a new level of inflight connectivity to both expanding and emerging markets.”

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