WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, Inc., provider of the world's leading in-flight broadband entertainment platform, announced today that the company is expanding its coverage capabilities across the globe by combining Hughes's HX modem platform with Intelsat's IS fleet of Ku-band satellites.
Row 44 currently offers service in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and is already executing on a plan to expand service to Mexico, the Caribbean, North Atlantic and Russia. This latest announcement identifies Row 44's rest-of-world coverage via Hughes and Intelsat and, based on the timing of Intelsat's IS fleet target service dates, Row 44 expects to offer global service by the end of 2013.
"Row 44 continues to execute on our mission of helping airlines around the world provide an unparalleled in-flight broadband entertainment experience to their passengers," said Row 44's President, Gregg Fialcowitz. "Offering this extended coverage through two of the world's largest and most trusted names in satellite broadband – Intelsat and Hughes – ensures our future ability to deliver that premium experience to our airline partners and their passengers, no matter where in the world they fly."
About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc. provides the world's leading in-flight broadband entertainment platform for commercial airlines. The company's flying Wi-Fi hotspot — which delivers the world's fastest aviation broadband speeds to passengers — provides airlines with an unmatched selection of revenue-generating and experience-enhancing entertainment, shopping and destination services. The company is partnering with airlines around the world, including world-renowned Southwest and 2009 Market Leadership Award recipient Norwegian Air Shuttle, to deliver a series of truly remarkable products to improve the commercial flying experience. For more information, visit www.row44.com.
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