ViaSat, Eutelsat and Panasonic are seeking an injunction from the European Court of Justice to block Inmarsat from offering those services with its new Inmarsat S EAN satellite launched last week.
Global in-flight connectivity provider Panasonic Avionics of California is the subject of a U.S. corruption and securities probe, parent company Panasonic Corp. of Japan disclosed Feb. 2.
Satellite fleet operator SES, in a direct challenge to competitors ViaSat, Eutelsat and Inmarsat, is investing $500 million in a large, all-Ka-band spot beam high-throughput satellite to launch over the Americas in 2020 for aeronautical connectivity and other mobility applications, industry officials said.
PARIS – In-flight broadband provider Gogo Inc. on Aug. 4 said early results from its 2Ku satellite broadband service suggest it is outperforming expectations and will pay for itself within two or three years of installation on a commercial jet.<...
Satellite fleet operator SES on July 29 said the cash it has set aside for new satellites may be spent as much on additional satellites for its just-acquired O3b Networks medium-Earth-orbit constellation as on a global Ka-band mobile broadband constellation to rival competitors ViaSat and Inmarsat.
In-flight connectivity provider Gogo Inc. on May 23 denied that it won a recent competition against Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics by offering what industry officials said was rock-bottom pricing, saying the competition with Inmarsat, at least, presented customer International Airlines Groupe (IAG) with an obvious choice.
Airline connectivity provider Gogo Inc. said satellite bandwidth costs have dropped by 60 percent in the past two years as high-throughput spacecraft near launch and Gogo leverages its status as an increasingly large customer.
Satellite fleet operator SES on Feb. 26 said the aeronautical satcom market was growing so quickly and in so many directions that even a merger of the three biggest companies – Gogo, Panasonic Avionics and Global Eagle Entertainment – would not pose a threat to SES, which does substantial business with all three.