MIAMI — Gogo hit a significant milestone this month as the company now has 2,500 commercial aircraft flying with its broadband connectivity solutions.
Out of these 2,500 aircraft, over 860 have been outfitted with the company’s higher capacity air-to-ground solution – ATG-4, which according to the company “increases overall peak connection speeds and ensures a more reliable connection to each and every passenger on board who chooses to connect.”
In a mailed statement, the company reports that more than 150 aircraft are installed with its Ku-band satellite system, and its is expected that nearly 1,000 aircraft will be flying with ATG-4 by the end of this year, equivalent to approximately 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.
The milestone comes ahead the launch of Gogo’s latest 2Ku technology, intended to offer speeds of up to 70 Mbps. Interestingly, most of Gogo’s current backlog of more than 700 aircraft are set to receive this new technology.
“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.”