Global Eagle adds SES HTS satellite capacity

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) is aiming to provide airline passengers travelling across North America with a connected inflight experience far more like the one passengers enjoy on the ground, tripling the amount of high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity secured with SES Networks aboard the SES-15 satellite, the company said.

SES has announced that Global Eagle has secured a major increase of Ku-band capacity on its new hybrid SES-15 HTS satellite to enable the delivery of high-speed broadband and a wide range of inflight communications and operational applications aboard commercial airline flights throughout the US, including the increasingly important 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 high-quality inflight connectivity around the world.

SES-15, which is 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 tailored to the requirements of individual airlines.

Global Eagle is a provider of media, content, connectivity and data analytics to customers across air, sea and land. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions to airlines, cruise lines, commercial ships, high-end yachts, ferries and land locations worldwide. With approximately 1,500 employees and 50 offices on six continents, the company delivers the highest level of service and real-time support to a diverse customer base. Find out more at: globaleagle.com.