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Eutelsat Wins Global Eagle IFC North American Capacity Deal

By | May 4, 2021
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Eutelsat has signed a multi-year deal with Global Eagle for additional Ku-band transponders adding large amounts of capacity for Global Eagle’s aviation customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Under this multi-year agreement announced May 3, Global Eagle will take the entire North American coverage of the EUTELSAT 7A satellite. Eutelsat will provide Global Eagle with extensive additional capacity to augment the company’s connectivity services for mobility customers. This satellite will be renamed EUTELSAT 139WA.

“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,” Nancy Walker, senior vice president of Commercial Aviation Connectivity at Global Eagle said in a statement.