Arqiva to provide in-flight wi-fi services for Panasonic


June 17, 2016 – Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, has been selected by Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide hosting, connectivity and teleport uplink services via Telesat’s new high-throughput satellite (HTS), the Telstar 12 Vantage.

The multi-year contract will see Arqiva deliver a range of mobility services for Panasonic, including inflight 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’s ArqNet managed core network, 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 Corporation commented, “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.”

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