When it comes to delivering inflight internet service GEO satellites are far from dead. That’s a key message Panasonic Avionics sent to the market as it announced plans to boost its constellation capacity by approximately 50% across the globe, even as it continues to develop its multi-orbit solution with the OneWeb LEO network.
This major expansion of our global connectivity network will ensure that Panasonic Avionics consistently exceeds the growing demand for these kinds of enhanced in-flight experiences.– John Wade, Vice President of Panasonic Avionics’ In-flight Connectivity Business Unit
Panasonic will add capacity through both HTS (High Throughput Satellites) and XTS™ (Extreme Throughput Satellites) payloads around the globe. The 50% growth in global capacity will allow the company to deliver speeds of up to 75 Mbps per aircraft through HTS beams and up to 200 Mbps through XTS beams.
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