Inmarsat AIX

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APEX Insight: Frederik van Essen, senior vice-president of Strategy and Business Development at Inmarsat, gave APEX Media the lowdown on how the satellite provider’s hybrid satellite air-to-ground network will deliver fast and consistent in-flight Wi-Fi over some of the world’s busiest airspace.

APEX Media spoke to Frederik van Essen, senior vice-president of Strategy and Business Development at Inmarsat, about the company’s hybrid satellite and ground-based European Aviation Network (EAN). Van Essen demonstrated how EAN works and showcased some of the hardware involved in its operations at the company’s booth at Aircraft Interiors Expo.

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Inmarsat also made a major announcement yesterday: The satellite communications provider revealed it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN for integrated in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions. “This region is home to one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and offers significant opportunities for in-flight connectivity and entertainment providers,” said Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation. “We look forward to joining hands with two of Turkey’s leading companies in this field, Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN, to provide airlines with a truly world-class integrated offering that combines our key strengths.”