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European Aviation Network Advances with Test of Key Satellite Infrastructure

Inmarsat has completed testing of key satellite infrastructure for its European Aviation Network (EAN), which will deliver high-speed broadband to European flights.

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Thales Will Build Inmarsat’s EU High-Speed Inflight Wi-Fi Infrastructure

Thales will develop and build a Complementary Ground Component (CGC) terminal for Inmarsat’s new European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed inflight connectivity (IFC) solution.

Inmarsat first announced its interest in building a hybrid network in Europe which would capitalise on both satellite and cellular tower infrastructure to make high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi connections more readily available in the European skies back in 2014, announcing a projected launch date for the end of 2016.