Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has renewed and expanded its multi-year, multi-transponder agreements with ABS, a satellite operator, to meet growing demand for connectivity capacity.
The contract secures existing ABS capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band and ABS-2 Ku-band beams, and also gives GEE expanded services on ABS-2. The combined capacity provides GEE with comprehensive coverage across continents and oceans, from the Americas, across to Western Europe, the Middle East, North East Asia and into the Pacific Ocean. The capacity will be optimized to provide reliable connectivity and seamless connections, supporting the provision of services such as cabin wi-fi, VoIP, multi-media live and on-demand video streaming, and greater bandwidth for crew applications.
“Our emergence from Chapter 11 and subsequent restructuring has improved our ability to deliver great user experiences to our wide range of maritime and aviation customers and their passengers,” said Mike Pigott, EVP of connectivity operations at Global Eagle.