Gogo signs multi-ghz capacity deal

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has inked a satellite capacity with global satellite operator SES to meet the growing demand for high-speed inflight connectivity.

The deal is for major High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beam and wide beam capacity aboard the SES-14 and SES-15 satellites, which are scheduled for launch in 2017. The two advanced HTS satellites will cover North America including Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada, as well as Central and South America, Caribbean and the North Atlantic.

Gogo will also have access to HTS capacity on an additional SES-12 HTS satellite, which is also set to launch in 2017, with high-powered spot beam and wide beam coverage over Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Russia.

With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is a leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its aviation partners with the world´s most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations. Gogo´s superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, our aviation partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.