How about getting faster, more reliable, less expensive in-flight broadband service? How about getting on Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter, and sending business e-mails 24/7, at home, in an office or on a plane? Gogo, the company in-flight connectivity company and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, has come up with methods that provide ridiculously fast in-flight Internet speed.
Interestingly, Gogo has achieved a major milestone by installing its 2000th commercial aircraft with its in-flight connectivity solution.
"This is an important milestone for Gogo and it's a big win for the millions of passengers who have come to rely on our service while they travel to keep them productive, informed and entertained while in-flight,” said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. “Since 2008, we've worked hard to get Gogo up and running on nine of our airline partners, which represent approximately 81 percent of Internet-enabled North American commercial aircraft."
More than 300 of those 2,000 aircraft are equipped with the company's next generation service – ATG (News - Alert)-4 – which increases peak bandwidth to the plane by more than three times Gogo's original service. The company is planning to have more than 500 Gogo-equipped aircraft outfitted with ATG-4 by the end of this year.
Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO said in a statement, "Our unmatched leadership at building and operating a network that delivers broadband Internet at 35,000 feet has offered us the ability to scale the business at such a rapid pace."
Recently, Gogo launched its technology roadmap called Gogo GTO, or Ground to Orbit. GTO includes 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, which enables business and leisure travelers aboard aircraft to be more productive, will be available for commercial aircraft flying in North America in the second half of 2014.