Thales to use IFC to better defend its IFE business

by Peter B. de Selding

Thales has purchased the majority of the capacity on the future Ka-band SES-17 high-throughput satellite, shown here, to be owned and operated by SES and built by Thales Alenia Space in time for a 2020 launch. Thales will debut its FlytLIVE in-flight-entertainment/In-flight-connectivity service this summer using SES's AMC-15 and AMC-16 satellites. Satellite operator EchoStar Hughes is expected to announce that, in addition, Thales is purchasing capacity on the EchoStar Hughes EchoStar-17/Jupiter-1 and EchoStar-19/Jupiter-2 satellites. Credit: Thales


PARIS — In-flight entertainment provider Thales . . .

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