March 14, 2018 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Global Eagle Entertainment announced two major enhancements to Global Eagle’s global connectivity network that bring more capacity and faster speeds to airlines and their passengers. First, the Hughes JUPITER aeronautical system is being deployed to support continued expansion of Global Eagle’s airline connectivity customers worldwide, and the second is a continued expansion of the network in North America. Global Eagle’s adoption of the Hughes JUPITER Aero system allows Global Eagle airline customers and passengers to receive the highest speeds in the industry while at the same time enjoying improved operating economics. The JUPITER Aero system delivers extremely fast and consistent beam and satellite times. Together these attributes enable a superior user experience. Global Eagle’s first deployment of the Jupiter Aero system will be in support of international airline routes, with plans to expand.