Intelsat to UK regulator’s Viasat-Inmarsat judgment: Hello? In-flight connectivity is one of our fastest-growing businesses

by Peter B. de Selding

SEOUL — Intelsat is predictably miffed that Britain’s competition regulator described Intelsat Commercial Aviation as being in “modest position with uncertain future” in its decision to put a hold on Viasat’s acquisition of Inmarsat.

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was similarly dismissive of the rest of the in-flight-connectivity competition, saying it was worried that none could withstand the power of the combined Viasat-Inmarsat:

“We . . .

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