Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has announced that its next generation modem has been introduced into commercial airline service.
The proprietary features of the new modem will significantly increase throughput from the satellite to end users on the aircraft. The modem is capable of delivering more than 16x the throughput of Gogo´s existing modem, which offers plenty of room to support the increased capacity of next generation high-throughput satellites as they come online.
The new modem includes dual channels to simultaneously support Internet traffic and broadcast IPTV. It also features faster and more sophisticated processing that enables much shorter hand-offs from one satellite to the next.
The new modem will be retrofitted on more than 450 aircraft on which Gogo´s 2Ku or Ku systems are installed through an easy plug and play installation process. In addition, the 2Ku system installed on Gogo´s backlog of more than 1400 aircraft will include the new modem.
Gogo is the Inflight Internet company. We are the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet and we develop customizable services for our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.
You can find Gogo´s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe.