ViaSat Threatens Lawsuit Over Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network
ViaSat has not been subtle in its threats of legal action over Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN). In a statement, ViaSat Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rick Baldridge accused Inmarsat of abusing its initial Ofcom grant of the 2GHz spectrum by using it for an Air-to-Ground (ATG) network rather than a mobile satellite system. “This blatant misuse of spectrum needs to stop now. It establishes precedent for any organization to use spectrum without following the rules,” Baldridge said.