Global Eagle Entertainment signs capacity extension with ABS

Washington DC, 6th May 2021, ABS, a global satellite operator announced today that Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, has renewed and expanded its multi-year, multi-transponder agreements for its growing demand for mobility connectivity capacity. 

Besides securing existing ABS capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band and ABS-2 Ku-band beams, GEE has also expanded its services on ABS-2. Combined, the ABS capacity provides GEE comprehensive coverage across continents and oceans, from the Americas, across to Western Europe, the Middle East, North East Asia and into the Pacific Ocean. The capacity will be optimized to provide reliable connectivity and seamless connections for mobile communications and entertainment for a wide variety of mobility customers and their end-users. The connectivity network supports the provision of services such as Wi-Fi, VoIP, multi-media live and on-demand video streaming, and greater bandwidth for crew applications. 

“We are delighted to have negotiated this multi-year contract renewal and expansion with GEE, which is a testament to ABS’ reliability of connectivity and attractive service offering,” said Jim Frownfelter, Chairman and CEO of ABS.  “ABS is proud to be part of GEE’s satellite network that brings reliable connectivity and entertainment to vessels around the world.”  

“Our emergence from Chapter 11 and subsequent restructuring has improved our ability to deliver great user experiences to our wide range of maritime and aviation customers and their passengers,” said Mike Pigott, Executive Vice President, Connectivity Operations at Global Eagle. “This agreement showcases our ability to meet our customers’ needs today while helping them prepare for the future and we are thrilled to be able to continue to partner with ABS.”


About ABS:

ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.

ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6.  The satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the America, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia. 

Headquartered in Bermuda, ABS has offices in the United States, UAE, South Africa and Asia. ABS is owned by Permira, a European Private Equity firm.  

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About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

Global Eagle is a leading provider of high-speed connectivity and media solutions for worldwide mobility including airlines, cruise lines, and mission-critical maritime, energy and government applications. The company connects and entertains consumers beyond the reach of telecommunications and terrestrial broadband providers, in the air and at sea. 

Global Eagle’s open-architecture and multi-platform satellite network provide unique scalability, global coverage, reliability and future compatibility. Global Eagle’s content solutions distribute, localize, and broadcast both traditional and native-digital content for airline and cruise markets with embedded customer advertising and analytics.

Through its intelligent leadership and innovation, Global Eagle defines next-generation passenger experiences through integrated solutions tailored to our customers’ brands and service objectives.  

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