APEX 2013: Gogo signs deal with SES for ground infrastructure

Gogo and SES have signed a ground satellite infrastructure agreement to enable the future delivery and expansion of Gogo broadband services over North America, the North Atlantic Ocean and Europe.

SES will provide strategic teleport services and expertise that will allow Gogo to access satellite connectivity and extend the Gogo in-flight broadband network into new markets.

The SES teleport in Woodbine, Maryland and the SES-1 and NSS-703 satellites will support two-way Gogo broadband traffic during commercial flights over the United States and the North Atlantic Ocean region.

SES ground facilities in Manassas, Virginia and the SES-4 satellite will provide seamless European and Latin American coverage for passengers who want to stay connected via Gogo internet access during transatlantic air travel. The SES teleport in Betzdorf, Luxembourg will support Gogo’s European coverage beginning next year on the SES-6 spacecraft.

“The Gogo network is expanding with SES to meet the growing demand for seamless internet access among airline passengers who want to stay connected and informed during domestic and international flights,” said Gogo president and CEO Michael Small. "We are counting on a trio of reliable SES teleports and satellites for the essential coverage and reliability we must have to deliver the high quality in-flight entertainment and broadband services that our customers expect.”

Steve Nichols, Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
Anaheim, CA, USA

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