EchoStar and RigNet, nursing Inmarsat wounds, to provide voice, IoT services from EchoStar S-band satellite

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Two companies with reasons to hold a grudge against mobile satellite services provider InmarsatEchoStar Corp. and RigNet — are joining forces to use EchoStar’s large S-band satellite over Europe and Hughes Network Systems’ ground hardware to provide voice and data service to RigNet customers.

London-based Inmarsat rejected EchoStar’s proposed take-over bid in 2018 and more recently has accepted, pending shareholder approval on May 10 — a bid by private-equity and pension-fund investors.

Houston-based RigNet, once . . .

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