Gogo Unveils its Game Changing 2Ku In-flight Connectivity Technology

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Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, 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.

“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 U.S. through its technological innovations, and we expect 2Ku to be the technology that kick-starts this industry for global aviation.”

2Ku is capable of matching or exceeding the bandwidth of any other system currently offered. 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 has a big advantage in that we aren’t tied to any one particular technology. We looked at every available alternative on the market and found significant shortfalls with all of them,” added Small. “So what did we do? We designed 2Ku to deliver peak performance in terms of coverage, cost, capacity and reliability without any of these shortfalls.”

Since Gogo announced 2Ku, 8 airlines representing more than 550 aircraft have adopted the technology for fleet deployment or a trial of the service.

You can find more information about this technology and track its progress towards commercial launch here.

Article originally published on Gogo.

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