In a move set to significantly enhance in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions across the European Aviation Network (EAN), Viasat Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Deutsche Telekom (OTC: DTEGY ) following its acquisition of Inmarsat. The collaboration aims to strengthen Viasat's global service offering in aviation, leveraging the EAN's advanced infrastructure.
The EAN is a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat, combining S-band satellite coverage with a ground network that spans over 300 sites across 30 European countries. This system provides an advanced IFC experience to travelers on most intra-European flights, supporting high bandwidth-demanding applications such as streaming.
Airlines including Iberia, British Airways, Vueling, and AEGEAN have adopted the EAN system, which employs compact terminals for quick installation on aircraft. This promotes cost-effectiveness and aligns with carbon reduction initiatives. Since the EAN's launch in 2019, it has connected over 140 million passengers in-flight and is now available on more than 290 aircraft.
Shameem Hashmi, Vice President of Aviation Strategy at Viasat, and David Fox, Vice President of Inflight & Connectivity Services at Deutsche Telekom, both underscored the significance of this agreement for the continuation and expansion of the EAN.
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