Eutelsat Makes Connexion
Boeing and Eutelsat have hooked up to boost coverage of airborne broadband connectivity. Connexion by Boeing, the U.S. aerospace giant’s high-speed airborne information service, has contracted with Eutelsat to use the IIF4 satellite for additional transponder capacity that will provide real-time connectivity for air travellers en route between North America and Europe.
Giuliano Berretta, president and CEO of Eutelsat, said: “This turnkey service is a new illustration of the ability of satellites to provide high-speed Internet access, virtually all over the planet, whether from the earth or sky. Fully in line with one of our key development axis of expanding the scope of satellite usage to new leading edge applications, we are proud to partner with Boeing in the framework of their innovative Connexion by Boeing service, which for Eutelsat opens new commercial prospects.”