Forced by Brexit, Inmarsat moves satellite/ground airline connectivity business to Luxembourg

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Mobile satellite services operator Inmarsat of London is moving its subsidiary responsible for the ground- and satellite-based European Aviation Network (EAN) business to Luxembourg as a result of Brexit.

Inmarsat is one of two companies — EchoStar Mobile is the other — that received European Commission licenses to operate an S-band mobile satellite service to cover European Union territory.

Inmarsat has elected to use the license to deploy EAN, a ground- and satellite-based service to provide in-flight connectivity within European Union borders. The service, which has . . .

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