Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it has unveiled its next generation satellite technology during a series of flights on its Boeing 737 aircraft.
The technology — called 2Ku — is expected to be launched commercially in the coming months.
“This is a tremendous milestone for Gogo. In about a year and a half, we´ve been able to fully develop and bring this new technology to market, a speed which is unprecedented in this industry. The accomplishment really highlights Gogo´s leadership in this space and the tremendously talented employees we have within our ranks,” said Gogo´s president and CEO Michael Small. “Gogo created the in-flight connectivity market in the US through its technological innovations, and we expect 2Ku to be the technology that kick-starts this industry for global aviation.”
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.
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.