Global Eagle Entertainment to utilize JUPITER System for broadband aeronautical service

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) said it has announced a full suite of aeronautical mobility features and capabilities for its award-winning JUPITERâ„¢ System, that will enable service providers to offer industry-leading throughput performance and spectral efficiency in this demanding and rapidly growing market.

Coincident with today´s announcement, Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry, said it has signed an agreement with Hughes to utilize Hughes´ JUPITER System HT Aero Modem, including the core router module and JUPITER mobility technology, to power GEE´s next-generation, high-performance broadband aeronautical service.

This newest version of Hughes´ HT Aero Modem incorporates significant technological advances that will enable GEE to deliver industry-leading aeronautical services on any Ku-band satellite, including both wide beam and HTS capacity. With the capability of the Hughes modem to support fast and seamless beam switchover, within a satellite or between satellites, users of GEE´s service will enjoy superior broadband service on a global basis.

The Hughes JUPITER System mobility option incorporates a number of important features, including hitless beam switching which preserves the TCP connection either within or between satellites; doppler compensation; fast out- route acquisition; and return channel spreading to ensure compliance with adjacent satellite interference regulations.

Global Eagle Entertainment is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. Through the industry´s most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of in-flight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving more than 200 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company´s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON™ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget.