Global leader in in-flight connectivity expands its reach to include Canada for both commercial and business aviation
ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that the first phase of its Canadian air-to-ground Wi-Fi network is live in Canada, with the balance of the network expected to go live in the first quarter of 2014.
Gogo's ATG Canadian network will allow the company to offer seamless in-flight Internet service between the U.S. and Canada to its airline partners.
The network will offer Gogo the ability to deploy a suite of connectivity technologies in Canada that include its original ATG and next generation ATG-4 technologies, as a well as its hybrid ATG and satellite technology, which is called Ground to Orbit (GTO). Gogo's GTO technology will deliver peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps and, Gogo believes, will be the best performing in-flight connectivity service for commercial aviation for the Canadian and continental U.S. markets.
"We are bringing our full suite of in-flight technology solutions to Canada, whether that's ATG, satellite, or our hybrid GTO technology," said Gogo's president and CEO Michael Small. "Coupled with our Ku and Global Xpress Ka satellite solutions, Gogo's Canadian network will allow the company to offer our airline partners a range of technology solutions to meet the needs of each individual airline no matter the size of the aircraft or where that aircraft is flying."
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.
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