SES increases broadband capacity with Gogo deal

SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) has signed a deal with Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, to enhance inflight connectivity services on key air travel routes over North America and the Pacific Ocean, the company said.

As part of the new agreement, Gogo has leased all available capacity on SES´s AMC-4 satellite, which SES will move to a new orbital location to serve flights to, from and within the states of Alaska and Hawaii, flights along the west coast of the US and flights over the Pacific Ocean.

SES is a satellite operator that delivers differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its airlines 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, airlines partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.

Today, Gogo has partnerships with 17 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 3,000 commercial aircraft. More than 4,200 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world´s largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. Gogo has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.