Intelsat enters India’s commercial airline market

Intelsat, a provider of inflight connectivity, has commenced inflight connectivity services in India through an agreement with Indian satellite communication provider Nelco.

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This agreement allows flyers to enjoy end-to-end broadband coverage on domestic and international aircraft flying to or from an Indian airport, as well as aircraft flying over the country.

“In addition to expanding our service coverage area for current customer airlines, our agreement with Nelco opens the possibility for Intelsat to serve India’s domestic airlines,” said Jeff Sare, president of Commercial Aviation at Intelsat. “This is a fast-growing airline market, and there is considerable untapped potential for IFC growth.”