Eutelsat Air Access is designed to accelerate the deployment of in-flight connectivity for airline passengers in Europe. The mobile service uses ViaSat SurfBeam® 2 technology and is deployed on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT high throughput satellite.
Leveraging the high transmission speeds and bandwidth of KA-SAT, Air Access allows aeronautical service providers to offer passengers top-quality Internet access, videostreaming and GSM services via tablets, smartphones and laptops.
An innovative High Throughput Ku-band payload on the EUTELSAT 172B satellite has been designed for in-flight broadband with multiple user spots optimised to serve busy Asian and trans-Pacific flight paths.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation and UnicomAirNet have selected the EUTELSAT 172B satellite as their platform for trans-Pacific and Asian in-flight broadband and live TV services for commercial airlines.
EUTELSAT 172B, a custom-designed HTS mission for mobility services