Press Release: Arqiva selected to provide IFC services for Panasonic

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Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has today announced that it has been selected by Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide its hosting, connectivity and teleport uplink services via Telesat’s new high throughput satellite (HTS) Telstar 12 VANTAGE .

The multi-year contract will see Arqiva deliver a range of mobility services for Panasonic, including inflight WiFi, which will operate round the clock from its Chalfont Grove teleport site near London. Signals are extended to the Panasonic Network over the Arqiva managed core network ‘ArqNet’ – a 2.5Tbps resilient transmission network.

Arqiva’s T12 VANTAGE 7.6m earth station is configured to access the entire Telstar 12 VANTAGE frequency range and multiple beams.

Todd Hill, Senior Director, Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics Corporation commented: “As we launch our second generation satellite communications services and bring the advantages of high throughput satellites to our customers, we must ensure that our ground operations are also state of the art. Arqiva has been a great partner for Panasonic since day one, and we are pleased to extend our partnership with them.”

David Crawford, Managing Director of Satellite & Media at Arqiva commented: “At Arqiva we pride ourselves on delivering reliable, high quality network solutions, and consider service excellence a core part of our DNA. We are delighted that Panasonic has recognised this and entrusted our experienced Satellite Data Communications team with the task at hand – and look forward to supporting Panasonic in the coming years.” 

smartsky press releasesAbout Arqiva:

Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.

The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK.

Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK’s four mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

www.arqiva.com

About Panasonic Avionics Corporation:

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company’s best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 4,400 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,000 inflight connectivity solutions to the world’s leading airlines.  For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero.

For further information:                                                            

Panasonic – Brian Bardwell + 1 949 462-1742 (Brian.Bardwell@panasonic.aero)

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