Gogo passes in-flight Internet milestone
Sep 27, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
Illinois USA-based in-flight connectivity provider Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it hit a major milestone recently by installing its 2000th commercial aircraft with its in-flight connectivity solution.
According to Gogo, out of the 2,000 aircraft installed with Gogo's in-flight Internet service, more than 300 have now been equipped with the company's next generation service ATG-4 that increases peak bandwidth to the aircraft by more than three times Gogo's original service. The company expects to have more than 500 Gogo equipped aircraft outfitted with ATG-4 by the end of this year.
In addition to upgrading additional aircraft to Gogo's next generation air to ground technology, Gogo recently announced the next step in its technology roadmap called Gogo GTO, or Ground to Orbit.
GTO combines satellite with Gogo's ground based cellular network to produce peak speeds up to 60 Mbps, which is a 20-fold increase from Gogo's original technology.
This new technology will be available for commercial aircraft in flying in North America and will be available in the second half of 2014, the firm said.
Gogo's in-flight connectivity partners include American Airlines (OTC: AAMRQ), Air Canada, AirTran Airways (NYSE: LUV), Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: RJET), United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and Virgin America.
Find out more at www.gogoair.com.
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