Global Eagle, Hughes to bring high-throughput ka-band connectivity services to North American Airlines

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT) and Hughes Network Systems, LLC have agreed that Hughes will deliver satellite connectivity for GEE´s next-generation, multi-band airborne services utilizing the high-throughput Ka-band EchoStar XIX satellite, planned for launch in late 2016, the company said.

In conjunction with the deployment of Hughes´ JUPITER System aeronautical modem, capable of over 200 Mbps of throughput per aircraft, GEE´s newest addition to its aeronautical broadband connectivity services will enable passengers to realize the full spectrum of application support and performance they enjoy on the ground.

The announcement expands a successful 10-year relationship between GEE and Hughes that has a proven record of innovation and commercialization in aeronautical broadband networking technology and services.

The expanded partnership further enhances GEE´s position as a leader in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE&C) market, with best-of-breed offerings in the Ku, Ku-HTS, and Ka bands.

Hughes Network Systems provides satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.

Global Eagle Entertainment is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. 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.

Global Eagle, Hughes to bring high-throughput ka-band connectivity services to North American Airlines

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT) and Hughes Network Systems, LLC have agreed that Hughes will deliver satellite connectivity for GEE´s next-generation, multi-band airborne services utilizing the high-throughput Ka-band EchoStar XIX satellite, planned for launch in late 2016, the company said.

In conjunction with the deployment of Hughes´ JUPITER System aeronautical modem, capable of over 200 Mbps of throughput per aircraft, GEE´s newest addition to its aeronautical broadband connectivity services will enable passengers to realize the full spectrum of application support and performance they enjoy on the ground.

The announcement expands a successful 10-year relationship between GEE and Hughes that has a proven record of innovation and commercialization in aeronautical broadband networking technology and services.

The expanded partnership further enhances GEE´s position as a leader in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE&C) market, with best-of-breed offerings in the Ku, Ku-HTS, and Ka bands.

Hughes Network Systems provides satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT) 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. 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.