Eutelsat says purchase of 50% of ViaSat-3 satellite on track, denies company infighting

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat said it fully intends to conclude an agreement with ViaSat Inc. of the United States to share the cost of a terabit-per-second ViaSat-3 consumer broadband satellite over Europe by December and denied management discord about it.

Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer stressed that a tie-up with ViaSat in Europe in no way precludes Eutelsat from dealing with ViaSat’s competitors elsewhere in the world.

Multiple industry officials have said Eutelsat, which has already formed a joint venture with ViaSat on commercializing . . .

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