Anuvu Teleport in Raisting in South Germany

Anuvu Teleport in Raisting in South Germany

The Anuvu Teleport in Raisting in South Germany, close to Munich, was Germany’s first commercial station for satellite communication and is still one of the largest ground stations in the world. Deutsche Telekom operated the station from its construction until 2005 when it was then sold to US-based EMC. In 2016, EMC was then purchased by Anuvu who operate portions of the station today.

Anuvu is a satellite service provider and a satellite operator headquartered in Los Angeles area CA, USA. The company plans to launch a constellation of eight small satellites in Geostationary Orbit (GEO), called MicroGEO, in partnership with satellite manufacturer Astranis.

Anuvu and Astranis are targeting launch for two MicroGEO satellites in early 2023, with six more to follow. These first two satellites (Anuvu-1 & Anuvu-2) will provide connectivity for the aviation and maritime customers over North America and the Caribbean. Anuvu’s mobility customers including Southwest Airlines, Disney Cruise Lines, and Norwegian Cruise Lines are the first to benefit in the North American and Caribbean regions.

The company was formerly known as Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) that provided media services and satellite Wi-Fi to aircraft, boats and remote locations. In July 2020 GEE filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global travel and the significantly reduction of airline and cruise line activities.

In May 2021 GEE changed its name to Anuvu when the company emerged from Chapter 11, reflecting its focus on next-generation passenger and guest connected experiences in the air and at sea.