Hughes, SES and Row 44 sign trans-atlantic broadband agreement
Sep 16, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- SES, a provider of satellite communications service and Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a provider of satellite communications service, have announced a multi-year, multi-transponder satellite capacity and infrastructure deal to connect airline passengers on trans-Atlantic flights with Row 44's inflight connectivity and entertainment services.
Row 44 is a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment and a leading provider of satellite-based inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world.
As part of the agreement, Hughes is reportedly providing critical ground transport infrastructure and SES is delivering Ku-band capacity aboard its SES-6 satellite plus teleport support from Betzdorf, Luxembourg to enable seamless and reliable coverage over the North Atlantic.
"SES is investing in the development and delivery of satellites and satellite beams designed to meet the fast-growing demand for mobility services across the Americas region and around the world," added Elias Zaccack, Senior vice president of the Americas region for SES. "The SES-Hughes partnership is aimed squarely at putting high-powered connectivity where it's needed on the go." Both Hughes and global satellite operator SES are well positioned to enable Row 44 to further expand its popular inflight broadband and entertainment services around the world.
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