LYON, France—Thales and satellite operator SES have signed two intertwined agreements to offer a new connectivity service over the Americas, claiming “optic fiber-like” speed. Thales will launch FlytLive in mid-2017 on two Ka-band multibeam satellites from SE that already are in orbit. The internet service will include video streaming; speed and quality will be a departure from today’s standard, Thales Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine said. From 2020, a third ...


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