Inmarsat to ViaSat, Eutelsat: Euro S-band game over. Go home

by Peter B. de Selding

Inmarsat Chief Executive Rupert Pearce said the proposed merger of Intelsat and OneWeb, like the proposed Eutelsat-ViaSat agreement on broadband in Europe, demonstrate the continued power of "old space" incumbency. Credit: Inmarsat via Youtube.


Key takeaways from Inmarsat’s March 8 investor call:


— Capex to continue to keep GX Ka-band offer competitive in aero market.

— New air interface for current GX system to boost throughput to 300 mbps.

— The two Inmarsat-6 satellites’ Ka-band is 12x the four GX satellites and will best ViaSat-3.

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