CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, hit a significant milestone this month as the company now has 2500 commercial aircraft flying with its connectivity solutions.
Out of the 2500 aircraft, more than 860 have been outfitted with the company's higher capacity air-to-ground solution – ATG-4 – and more than 150 aircraft are installed with its Ku-band satellite system. The company expects nearly 1,000 aircraft to be flying with ATG-4 by the end of this year, which represents close to 40 percent of all Gogo equipped aircraft.
"Increasing bandwidth to the aircraft is a big priority for us. What's notable about this milestone is the fact that we are not only increasing the number of aircraft with Gogo connectivity services, we are increasingly installing higher bandwidth solutions," added Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "This milestone comes right before we get ready to launch our latest and greatest 2Ku technology to the world, which will further increase bandwidth to the aircraft."
Today, Gogo has more than 700 commercial aircraft in its backlog. A majority of those aircraft are set to receive Gogo's new 2Ku technology, which will significantly increase the amount of bandwidth to an aircraft.
"We've been extremely pleased with the performance of 2Ku in flight tests and believe it will be the best performing solution on the market," added Small. "As part of our testing, we've simultaneously streamed videos on more than 40 devices while providing a great browsing experience on numerous other devices."
You can find more information about this technology and track its progress towards commercial launch at gogo.to/2Ku.
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. Gogo has partnerships with 11 major commercial airlines and is now installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. More than 6,800 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. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com
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