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December 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gogo to provide worldwide, in-air connectivity through Inmarsat's GX Ka-band satellite solution
Gogo and Inmarsat have signed an agreement that sees Gogo become a value added reseller for Global Xpress® (GX) in the Commercial Air Transport market. The world's first global Ka-band network will be provided through a constellation of three satellites and GX is scheduled to deliver full global coverage available by late 2014.
Through GX, Gogo will offer improved capacity, global coverage and significant cost advantages to its commercial airline customers. Optimized for mobile users, including the global aero market, GX will deliver download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, powering in-flight solutions, affording a superior user experience for passengers and crew.
"We strongly believe Global Xpress will be the first scalable, global solution optimized for the aero market," said
Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "Inmarsat has assembled a great team and we are confident in the execution plan we've put in place. With the addition of Inmarsat's Ka-band service, Gogo has the ability to provide the most complete range of solutions, which enable us to service the full-fleet needs of our current and future airline partners; regardless of aircraft size, mission or location."
"Gogo is a leader in in-flight connectivity, serving major commercial airlines across the world and we are delighted to have them as value added resellers for Global Xpress," said
Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Inmarsat GX. "Global Xpress has been designed from the bottom up to meet the requirements of the commercial airline market and will offer a future-proof option with ample broadband capacity for growth. This will support adoption of superior connectivity solutions across entire airline fleets."
Gogo is fast becoming everyone's favorite part of flying. By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using the Gogo exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 1,600 commercial aircraft including all domestic mainline Delta Air Lines and nearly all of Delta's regional jets; all AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights; and select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.