First from the ground, now from the air: Inmarsat EU aero WiFi confronts Ukraine air-defense radar

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat, whose nascent in-flight-WiFi business has savaged its stock price and caused shareholders to reject the latest management-compensation package, is facing a new challenge in Europe in the form of signal interference from Ukrainian air-defense radars, government and industry officials said.

The issue concerns Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN), whose commercial debut has been delayed for multiple reasons but is expected sometime this year.

It is unclear what effect the Ukrainian signal interference will have . . .

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