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Inmarsat: “EAN not impacted by OneWeb/Galileo”

The Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom-developed European Aviation Network (EAN) is open to all aircraft including those registered or operating out of the UK as well as the other 27 European nations plus Norway and Switzerland. A recent report suggested that there might be problems for a rival UK service to Europe’s Galileo satellite positioning system […]

July 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat/Hughes object to SES/Intelsat C-band plan

Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems have joined Eutelsat in objecting to the FCC’s current C-band auction rules. The pair say that the FCC’s incentive scheme favours Intelsat and SES and will give the two satellite giants an unfair competitive advantage. Inmarsat and Hughes (and EchoStar Satellite Services) have written to the FCC saying they agree […]

July 2, 2020By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat’s Shave appointed Chair of UKspace

Nick Shave is set to take over as Chair of UKspace, the trade association of the UK space industry. Shave described space as a “critical strategic asset for the nation” and called for “even greater collaboration between the space industry and Government as a new National Space Strategy is developed.” Shave, who is Vice President […]

July 2, 2020

Inmarsat: In-flight data-rates of 100 MB/s

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat says its European Aviation Network (EAN) in-flight broadband system, and used by companies such as British Airways, is now capable of handling video and data at around 100 MB/s – and more. Inmarsat launched its EAN system in March 2019 and anticipated peak traffic limits at about 75 Mb/s but says […]

June 16, 2020By Chris Forrester