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Swire agrees Global Eagle connectivity deal

Global Eagle Entertainment it has signed a three-year agreement with subsea specialist Swire Seabed, which will see Global Eagle provide connectivity systems to the offshore vessel Seabed Constructor.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Seabed Constructor is currently on long term charter to Ocean Infinity, which is trying to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 believed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean in 2014 with 239 people onboard.

Installation was completed in Durban, South Africa in January. Services provided under the agreement include C-band VSAT and Iridium connectivity as a backup. As part of the deal, crew welfare services with live TV will also be offered.

Global Eagle says that it now provides connectivity to three out of the four Swire Seabed vessels.

“Swire Seabed is one of the well-regarded industry leaders in the market. It is great to see that they go beyond providing basic necessities for the seafarers and are investing great effort to provide added amenities and increased connectivity to enhance the quality of life of their seafarers on board,” said Ole Sivertsen, Global Eagle’s senior VP maritime.{/mprestriction}

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