Global Eagle Entertainment is set to boost its connected inflight experience, having tripled its Ku-band high-throughput satellite (HTS) capacity secured with SES Networks aboard the SES-15 satellite. This capacity will enable the delivery of high-speed broadband and a range of inflight communications and operational applications aboard commercial airline flights throughout the US, including the US mainland to Hawaii routes.
The multi-year agreement is the latest contract to be signed by Global Eagle. In the past several years, Global Eagle has doubled its capacity with SES Networks on an average of every eight months to meet the rising demand for connectivity around the world.
“With the addition of this significant bandwidth from SES 15, Global Eagle will have the largest satellite aviation network in North America,” said Joshua Marks, Global Eagle’s EVP of connectivity.
SES-15, a hybrid satellite now operational at 129 degrees West, is designed to serve air travel routes over North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean with a flexible mix of wide beam and spot beam coverage.