SES, GEE sign breakthrough connectivity deal

GEE (NASDAQ: ENT) has acquired a Ku-band payload on SES S.A.´s (Euronext Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) AMC-3 satellite to boost capacity for its customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, SES said.

GEE will rebrand the acquired satellite communications payload as Eagle 1. SES will operate the non-station-kept satellite and will support GEE´s strategic plan to optimize the quality of experience for its mobility customers on air land and sea.

The agreement between SES and GEE aims to open up growth opportunities across the mobility sector, with a unique approach that leverages healthy, reliable non-station-kept satellites.

SES has a network of more than 50 GEO and 12 MEO satellites, along with intelligent ground infrastructure, which offers a broad and complementary range of Ku-band, Ka-band, C-band and Ku-band HTS (High Throughput Satellite) capacity.

Global Eagle Entertainment provides satellite-based connectivity and media to fast-growing, global mobility markets across air, sea and land.