Panasonic has contracted for nearly all the high-throughput satellite (HTS) Ku-band capacity covering the Mediterranean, Europe and Middle East on Telesat’s new Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite.
Telstar 12 VANTAGE became fully operational at 15 degrees West in December 2015 and will provide it with HTS capacity over key aero routes from Western Europe to the Middle East, enabling the very latest in in-flight WiFi to carriers across the region.
Tom Eaton, Vice President, International Sales for Telesat, said: “It is always gratifying when a knowledgeable industry leader like Panasonic compares a number of satellite alternatives and decides once again that Telesat is their best choice.”
David Bruner, Vice President, Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics, added: “Telesat is highly respected for its ability to design innovative satellites.
“Their cooperation in adjusting the position of the HTS spot beams on Telstar 12 VANTAGE to meet our requirements was outstanding. This further optimises the service and gives us an edge in winning mobile broadband business in the air and at sea.”
Bruner said that Panasonic now has Ku-band capacity on four Telesat satellites.