Panasonic Avionics, Eutelsat to Deliver XTS In-flight Connectivity Across Europe, Middle East

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), a market provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity, has signed a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the EUTELSAT 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022, the company said.

This contract with Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) (Euronext Paris: ETL) will enable Panasonic to provide multiple gigahertz of new extreme throughput (XTS1) Ku-band connectivity to airlines and their passengers flying over a wide area across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Panasonic will continue to optimize its worldwide network and add more state-of-the-art satellite capacity in high-density regions to ensure it can deliver very high performance everywhere its customers fly. This satellite also provides high performance over lower density area such as Africa.

EUTELSAT 10B will be the second XTS satellite to join Panasonic´s connectivity network which has been developed to meet the growing connectivity demands of airlines and their passengers and is designed to place capacity where it´s most needed across the globe to meet demand.

Panasonic´s connectivity network supports the provision of services such as high-speed Internet, live television, video streaming, VoIP applications, 4G mobile services scalable to 5G, and greater bandwidth for crew applications. The network is backed by Panasonic´s Customer Performance Center, which proactively monitors network performance and upcoming maintenance needs 24/7/365 to support airline operational efficiencies.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world´s supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company´s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. For additional information, visit www.panasonic.aero

Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world´s satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around7,000 television channels operated by media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.