Gogo unveils i2Ku in-flight connectivity technology

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it has unveiled its next generation satellite technology today during a series of flights on its Boeing 737 aircraft.

The technology — called 2Ku — is expected to be launched commercially in the coming months.

2Ku is capable of matching or exceeding the bandwidth of any other system currently offered,the company said. As part of the flight testing of 2Ku, Gogo has simultaneously streamed videos on more than 40 devices while providing a great browsing experience on additional devices.

The technology also benefits from the global coverage and redundancy of the more than 180 satellites in the Ku-band. In addition, the proprietary antenna design gives 2Ku a significant cost advantage over any other global solution.

Since Gogo announced 2Ku, eight airlines representing more than 550 aircraft have adopted the technology for fleet deployment or a trial of the service.

Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, connected aircraft services for airline operations and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets. It has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.