Thales is partnering with satellite-operator SES to launch a new high-speed, Ka-band-based commercial aircraft connectivity service in the Americas next year. The inflight entertainment (IFE) service, FlytLIVE, will use Ka-band high-throughput satellite (HTS) technology to provide airline passengers “full Internet services including video streaming, games, social media and live television,” Thales chairman and CEO Patrice Caine said at a Sept. 12 news conference, adding that the ...

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