Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Gogo to Provide In-Flight Broadband Services via SES Satellites
In-flight connectivity company Gogo and SES have partnered to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard commercial airliners flying over the North Atlantic Ocean Region, Europe and the United States, the companies said Dec. 19.
Three SES satellites — SES-1 serving continental United States; NSS-703 serving the North Atlantic; and SES-4 serving Europe — aim to enable the expansion of Gogo’s in-flight coverage. Gogo’s services via the NSS-703 aim to be transitioned to the new SES-6 satellite by mid 2014.
“Gogo and SES are proof positive that the sky is no longer the limit, as we strike an important mobility deal that ensures seamless internet access for air passengers traveling some of the busiest routes in the world,” SES CCO Ferdinand Kayser said in a statement. “Gogo has trusted SES to provide both the capacity and network support to enable its expansion over America and the exciting entry into the crucial North Atlantic Region and Europe. We look forward to playing a key role in this important communications advancement in global airline travel.”
Gogo is scheduled to begin its international internet services in first quarter 2013 on Delta Air Lines.