Belgian court gives ViaSat, Eutelsat tactical victory vs Inmarsat, but not much of one

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — A Belgian court has thrown a small lifeline to ViaSat and Eutelsat in their battle to keep alive a protest against Inmarsat’s deployment of an air-to-ground network for in-flight connectivity in Europe.

In a March 13 ruling, the Belgian Market Court struck down a June 2016 decision by the Belgian Posts and Telecommunications Institute (IBPT) that OK’d the deployment of the network of Complementary Ground Components (CGC’s) without having determined that the network fits within Inmarsat’s license. The IBPT will now need to make that . . .

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