List/Grid Tag Archives: Ku Band

Gogo now has more than 150 aircraft equipped with 2Ku

Gogo now has more than 150 aircraft equipped with 2Ku

Gogo has issued an operational update on the deployment of its 2Ku inflight connectivity system. It says: “The technology is already on a pretty decent chunk of the Delta fleet,… Read more »

Satcom Direct and Astronics AeroSat sign distribution deal

Satcom Direct and Astronics AeroSat sign distribution deal

Satcom Direct (SD) has announced an agreement with Astronics AeroSat to sell the FliteStream T-Series tail mount connectivity system through SD’s global dealer network. The FlightStream T-Series solution employs the… Read more »

IMG secures new inflight TV Bundesliga football contract

IMG secures new inflight TV Bundesliga football contract

IMG has secured a renewal of its in-flight and in-ship media rights deal with DFL Sports Enterprises to distribute Bundesliga live coverage and non-live programming of the top German football… Read more »

Gogo passes 3,000 commercial aircraft with in-flight connectivity

Gogo passes 3,000 commercial aircraft with in-flight connectivity

Gogo says it has reached a major milestone by installing its 3,000th commercial aircraft with in-flight connectivity. Today, the company has 3,000 commercial aircraft and more than 4,200 business aircraft,… Read more »

Hughes unveils new JUPITER aero system for IFC

Hughes unveils new JUPITER aero system for IFC

Hughes Network Systems has unveiled its JUPITER Aero System, saying it offers the industry’s fastest in-flight Internet connectivity speeds. Hughes says the new inflight connectivity solution is capable of supporting… Read more »

Gilat / Hughes to unveil Ku/Ka antenna for inflight connectivity

Gilat / Hughes to unveil Ku/Ka antenna for inflight connectivity

Gilat and Hughes are to unveil a new high-performance dual Ka/Ku-band aero antenna on the first day of the Satellite 2017 show. The new antenna from Gilat and Hughes supports… Read more »

Global Eagle receives China vSTC for Boeing 737NG Airconnect

Global Eagle receives China vSTC for Boeing 737NG Airconnect

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has received a vendor Supplemental Type Certificate (vSTC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to install its Airconnect satellite connectivity system on Boeing 737… Read more »

Intelsat and OneWeb plan to merge by end of Q3 2017

Intelsat and OneWeb plan to merge by end of Q3 2017

Intelsat and OneWeb have entered into a “definitive combination agreement” that will see the pair merge in a share-for-share transaction. Intelsat and SoftBank have also entered into a share purchase… Read more »

Gogo posts positive revenue gains with Q4 2016 results

Gogo posts positive revenue gains with Q4 2016 results

Gogo says revenues from its Commercial Aviation, North America (CA-NA), business have increased to $101.1 million, up 20% from Q4 2015, driven primarily by an increase in aircraft online. Speaking… Read more »

IMG secures live in-flight coverage of National Football League

IMG secures live in-flight coverage of National Football League

IMG has secured a new four-year deal for in-flight rights to the NFL, which includes live coverage on Sport 24, the world’s only 24/7 live sports channel exclusive to the… Read more »

SES reports 2016 revenue of €2bn, up 2.7% on previous year

SES reports 2016 revenue of €2bn, up 2.7% on previous year

SES has released its 2016 results, showing a reported revenue of €2,068.8 million, up 2.7% over the previous year. This has been helped by its growing business in the inflight… Read more »

Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity exceeds 100Mbps during flight tests

Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity exceeds 100Mbps during flight tests

Gogo says it has taken its 2Ku inflight connectivity performance to the next level, exceeding speeds of 100 Mbps during tests. The performance figure was achieved on Gogo’s test aircraft,… Read more »

Changes at the top for Global Eagle Entertainment

Changes at the top for Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Dave Davis, and Chief Financial Officer Tom Severson, have both resigned. The company also mentioned that it cannot file its… Read more »

Intelsat announces successful launch of Intelsat 32e

Intelsat announces successful launch of Intelsat 32e

Intelsat has announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 32e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 16:39 EST 14th February 2017. The satellite… Read more »

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

Inflight connectivity: what next after Ka-band frequencies?

There has always been a war of words between Ku- and Ka-band operators, with both claiming their service is better. But what about the future? Is there an alternative on… Read more »

Intelsat EpicNG coverage extended as I-33e begins service

Intelsat EpicNG coverage extended as I-33e begins service

Intelsat has announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of its EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017. Manufactured by Boeing… Read more »

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