Hughes to Power GEE’s High-Power Broadband IFC Service
[Via Satellite 10-23-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with Hughes Network Systems to use the company’s Jupiter System HT Aero Modem to power GEE’s next-generation aeronautical broadband service. This newest version of Hughes’ HT Aero Modem enables GEE to deliver aeronautical services on any Ku-band satellite, including both wide beam and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems. Hughes’ HT Aero Modem, including the core router module and Jupiter mobility technology, features the Jupiter system second-generation System on a Chip (SoC) that supports 200 Mbps of throughput, according to GEE.
The new HT modem increases throughput performance by more than 10 times to an individual aircraft when compared to Hughes’ prior-generation mobility terminal. Designed for the aviation broadband industry, the HT Aero Modem technology also provides faster spot beam and satellite switchover times. The modem is DO160 compliant and is compatible with GEE’s current antenna system, enabling easier upgrade to improve speeds for GEE’s current connected fleet of nearly 700 aircraft.