Eutelsat Communications and Global Eagle, a provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, have signed a multi-year contract for additional Ku transponders adding large amounts of capacity for Global Eagle’s aviation customers.
Under this multi-year agreement for the entire North American coverage of the Eutelsat 7A satellite, Eutelsat provides Global Eagle with extensive additional capacity to augment the company’s connectivity services for mobility customers. This satellite will be renamed EUTELSAT 139WA.
Philippe Oliva, chief commercial officer of Eutelsat, said: “We are delighted to accompany our long-standing partner Global Eagle as it reinforces its worldwide mobility network. This contract reflects both the excellence of Eutelsat’s global in-orbit resources and our flexibility to quickly redeploy assets to grasp market opportunities while demonstrating the long-term resilience of the mobility market.”
Nancy Walker, SVP commercial, aviation connectivity at Global Eagle, added: “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.”