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Global Eagle Triples HTS Capacity on SES 15 Satellite

By Kendall Russell | January 23, 2018
SES 15's North America Ku-band beam. Photo: SES.

SES 15’s North America Ku-band beam. Photo: SES.

Global Eagle Entertainment is aiming to provide airline passengers’ travelling across North America with a connected in-flight experience far more like the one passengers enjoy on the ground, tripling the amount of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity secured with SES Networks aboard the SES 15 satellite.

SES announced that Global Eagle has secured a major increase of Ku-band capacity on its new hybrid SES 15 HTS satellite to enable the delivery of high-speed broadband and a range of in-flight communications and operational applications aboard commercial airline flights throughout the United States, including the increasingly important U.S. mainland to Hawaii routes.

In the past several years, Global Eagle has doubled its capacity with SES Networks on an average of every eight months.

SES 15, which is now operational at 129 degrees west, is designed to serve air travel routes over North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean with a mix of wide beam and spot beam coverage.