SES says ‘worst is over’ in U.S. video market, now ~10% of SES Video revenue; MEO-GEO aero demo results

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator SES said it has no intention of selling in-flight connectivity service directly to airline customers, unlike what it has done in the maritime sector, and will retain its wholesale model with connectivity partners as it grows its IFC business.

SES has begun testing the use of its 20-satellite fleet of O3b Ka-band satellites in medium Earth orbit with its hight-throughput satellites in geostationary orbit. The O3b mPower fleet of seven higher-power MEO-orbit satellites is scheduled for launch in 2021 . . .

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