Eutelsat wins Ku transponders deals with Global Eagle
Eutelsat Communications has signed a multi-year contract with Global Eagle for additional Ku transponders that will add large amounts of capacity for latter's aviation customers.
Global Eagle, which provides high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for demanding worldwide mobility markets, works with airlines, cruise lines, and mission-critical maritime, energy and government applications.
Its new, multi-year agreement with Eutelsat is for the entire North-America coverage of the EUTELSAT 7A satellite, which following the partnership, will be renamed EUTELSAT 139WA.
Philippe Oliva (pictured), chief commercial officer of Eutelsat said: “We are delighted to accompany our long-standing partner, Global Eagle, as it reinforces its worldwide mobility network. This contract reflects both the excellence of Eutelsat’s global in-orbit resources and our flexibility to quickly redeploy assets to grasp market opportunities whilst demonstrating the long-term resilience of the mobility market.”
Nancy Walker, SVP commercial, aviation connectivity at Global Eagle added: “This agreement with Eutelsat enables us to further reinforce our multi-band, multi-satellite networks, which provide high-performance and consistency to our end-users. Our clients will have the benefit of staying connected with capacity from over 50 satellites connected through 28 teleports around the globe, which means faster, more reliable service for their passengers.”