Viasat Inc. and Deutsche Telekom have announced a new long-term agreement to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions to airline partners across the European Aviation Network (EAN). The EAN, powered by Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat, offers advanced IFC experiences for most intra-European flights, including high bandwidth demanding applications such as streaming.
With EAN, travelers in Europe can benefit from reliable broadband services during their flights. Additionally, EAN utilizes small, low weight, and low drag terminals that can be installed on aircraft within a few hours, leading to cost savings and supporting sustainability initiatives.
Since its launch in 2019, over 140 million passengers have had the opportunity to connect in-flight through the EAN connectivity solution. Currently, EAN is available on more than 290 aircraft across multiple airlines, including Iberia, British Airways, Vueling, and AEGEAN.
Viasat is fully committed to EAN and looks forward to welcoming more airline partners to the network. The company believes that the EAN in-flight connectivity solution is the right choice for certain fleets in Europe and aims to provide a world-class in-flight connectivity experience to passengers across the continent.
Deutsche Telekom will play a significant role in the continued growth of EAN by operating and maintaining the complementary ground component network. This will allow the service to reach more airlines and passengers, ensuring seamless connectivity throughout their travels within Europe.
The agreement between Viasat and Deutsche Telekom reinforces their commitment to providing reliable broadband service and enhancing the in-flight connectivity experience for passengers traveling across Europe.
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