Inmarsat and Hughes Join Forces on High-Capacity IFC for North America

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RGN: Why Airlines are Speaking Directly to Hardware IFC Suppliers

Below are a few excerpts from Runway Girl Network’s Oct 20th article announcing a new high-capacity, Ka-band IFC solution from Inmarsat and Hughes Network Systems and their selection of ThinKom’s Ka-band technology.

Notably, GX+ North America will utilize ThinKom’s Ka-band antenna, Kontron’s server, and ‘smart dual aero modem technology’ that intelligently chooses the optimal satellite path with no service interruption or delay for passengers, according to Inmarsat.

ThinKom’s antenna hardware is certainly having a moment in aviation.

Not only was its Ku-band antenna hardware white labeled by Gogo as 2Ku, and installed on thousands of aircraft, its Ka-band, mechanically steered, phased array VICTS-based antenna is also now being deployed as part of Thales’ FlytLIVE program.

Read the full article here.

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