Paris, 26 February 2018
Today, Arcep is publishing a decision authorising Inmarsat Ventures Limited to operate ground-based stations to complement its mobile satellite system in the 2 GHz MSS band.
This decision follows through on a public consultation that ran from 13 July to 8 September 2017, whose purpose was to gather feedback from several stakeholders on the draft authorisation decision. The contributions to this consultation are also being published today.
The authorisation being issued to Inmarsat will enable it to provide in-flight internet access services as part of its EAN (European Aviation Network) project, thanks to dual connectivity: via satellite and through the use of complementary ground stations, authorised by the decision being published today.
• Arcep Decision of 22 February 2018 issuing Inmarsat Ventures Limited the authorisation to operate ground-based stations to complement its mobile satellite system (pdf - 367 Ko) (in French)
• Arcep Decision of 21 October 2014 allocating MSS band frequencies to Inmarsat Ventures Limited (pdf - 265 Ko)(in French)
• Contributions to the public consultation (rar - 2.35 Mo)
• Text published for public consultation in July 2017 (pdf - 455 Ko) (in French)