March 16, 2015: Satellite operator SES and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) have signed capacity deals for services on three SES satellites. Under the terms of these latest agreements, GEE will utilize Ku-band wide beam and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam capacity aboard the SES-12, SES-14 and SES-15 satellites. The three spacecraft, currently under construction, are scheduled for launch in 2017.
SES-14 and SES-15 offer coverage over busy air travel routes across the Americas and North Atlantic regions, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, while SES-12 will serve the aeronautical market across Asia and the Middle East. Following this agreement, GEE can leverage capacity across the global SES fleet of more than 50 satellites.
About SES-12, SES-14, and SES-15
SES-14 is a high-powered hybrid satellite with C- and Ku-band wide beam coverage and both Ku- and Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) coverage across the Americas and North Atlantic region. SES-15 will provide complementary coverage over North America, enabling SES to serve aeronautical customers and other traffic-intensive data applications such as government, VSAT networks and maritime. SES-12 will expand SES’s capabilities to provide mobility and HTS data connectivity services in the Asia-Pacific region, along with direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting and VSAT.