SES and Gogo are partnering for inflight connectivity on travel routes over the U.S. and Canada, SES said. New contracts include capacity on 12 additional Ku-band transponders and supporting ground infrastructure.
“We’ve always said that our 2Ku solution is the most future-proof solution on the market because it allows us to improve the experience without touching an aircraft. This latest capacity deal with SES allows us to add bandwidth over some of the busiest air travel routes over the US and Canada, where our airline customers continue to see passenger demand for high-speed connectivity on the rise,” said Anand Chari, Gogo’s CTO. “SES, with its global satellite fleet, intelligent ground infrastructure, and nimble approach to meeting our evolving needs, is playing a pivotal role in how we are leveraging satellites to meet the needs of global aviation.”
Gogo has signed capacity deals across 11 SES satellites around the world. This includes a deal for Ku-band high throughput (HTS) capacity onboard two SES satellites that are set to launch this year.