Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) is partnering with Intelsat (NYSE: I) to leverage the first shared GEO/LEO satellite network for in-flight connectivity, the company said.
Under a long-term agreement, Gogo´s next generation in-flight connectivity technology will be powered by an innovative high performance shared network featuring reliable, multi-layered Ku-band capacity on the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput geosynchronous (GEO) satellites combined with OneWeb´s planned low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation.
The Gogo 2Ku airborne terminal is designed to be compatible with multiple networks, including both the Intelsat EpicNG and OneWeb satellite constellations. This flexibility ensures a long-term technology solution that provides immediate benefits as well as a path to future network evolutions well into the next decade.
Beginning in 2016, Gogo will expand its use of the Intelsat Globalized Network by purchasing additional capacity on Intelsat´s Ku-band infrastructure, a contiguous, resilient network within Intelsat´s 50 satellite system which covers 99 percent of the world´s populated regions.
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo provides in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world.
Intelsat operates Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world.