Industry Canada issued Gogo a subordinate license for Canada’s air-to-ground (ATG) radio frequency spectrum to allow the in-flight wireless provider to begin operating its network for commercial and business aircraft flying over Canada’s airspace.
Gogo said its Canadian network will operate on the same frequency as their existing ATG network in the United States. Air Canada is currently the only commercial airline in Canada providing in-flight internet services, with two Gogo-equipped aircraft operating routes between Toronto and Los Angeles.
“This license will allow us to offer seamless connectivity service for both our commercial airline partners and business aviation customers operating between the U.S. and Canada,” said Michael Small, president and CEO at Gogo. “Whether it’s on a commercial or business aircraft, passengers traveling in Canada can soon experience the same technology that has a proven track record of performance and reliability in the U.S.”
Gogo expects its Canadian network to be fully operational by the end of 2013.
(Credit: Air Canada)