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“Surging” demand for In Flight entertainment

April 5, 2017

By Chris Forrester

In Flight Entertainment and broadband connectivity company Gogo has contracted extra satellite transponder capacity from SES in order to meet what the pair describe as “surging Inflight demand in North America” for its video and broadband services.

Gogo is taking an extra 12 transponders to cover North America aircraft flights and their journeys within the US and Canada

“With these latest agreements, Gogo has now signed important capacity deals across 11 SES satellites around the world, including significant long-term agreements for Ku-band high throughput (HTS) capacity onboard two SES satellites (SES-14 and SES-15) scheduled for launch this year,” said SES.

“We’ve always said that our 2Ku solution is the most future-proof solution on the market because it allows us to improve the experience without touching an aircraft. This latest capacity deal with SES allows us to add bandwidth over some of the busiest air travel routes over the US and Canada, where our airline customers continue to see passenger demand for high-speed connectivity on the rise,” said Anand Chari, Gogo’s CTO.

“SES has a robust, global network of multi-layered, multi-orbit and multi-band satellite capacity that is enabling leading inflight connectivity providers, such as Gogo, to create exciting new services. This allows airlines to offer their passengers a great connected experience anywhere they go,” noted Elias Zaccack, SVP/Global Mobility for SES. “This latest capacity agreement signals Gogo’s trust and confidence in SES’s global Mobility solutions to deliver the high-speed connectivity and high quality entertainment Gogo’s airlines customers are looking for.”

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