Inmarsat has completed testing of key satellite infrastructure for its European Aviation Network (EAN), which will deliver high-speed broadband to European flights.
Air New Zealand has signed a contract for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation service which will deliver high speed Wi-Fi internet access to passengers on its long and short-haul flights, with seamless global coverage. “We’re very excited about working with Air New […]
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.
The test proved that the GX Aviation network can support multiple file transfers and video streaming–giving passengers the same Wi-Fi experience at 40,000 feet as they enjoy on the ground.
The success of this test brings us one step closer to enjoying next generation truly global high-speed in-flight connectivity, say the two companies.
Inmarsat confirms its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2), due to launch early in 2015, has arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Inmarsat-5 F2 is the second of three satellites that will form Inmarsat’s GX fleet, providing seamless, global, […]
Inmarsat and Rockwell Collins have announced a new collaboration to bring high-speed connectivity onboard more aircraft by making Rockwell Collins a Value Added Reseller of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation connectivity offering. GX Aviation will offer connectivity speeds of 50Mbps with near […]