Eutelsat joins ViaSat, throws down gauntlet to Inmarsat aero play

by Peter B. de Selding


Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said Eutelsat would be financing 50 percent of the cost of the terabit-per-second ViaSat-3 satellite now being built by ViaSat Inc. of the United States as part of the two companies' joint venture. Eutelsat's decision clarifies the company's consumer broadband strategy in Europe and extends it to the Middle East and Africa -- both to be covered by ViaSat-3 in addition to Europe. Credit: Eutelsat


PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on Feb. 9 said it would finalize a broadband joint venture with . . .

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