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Gogo Agrees To Partnership with Inmarsat

 

20 December 2012
 
 

Gogo and Inmarsat have signed an agreement that sees Gogo become a value added reseller for Global Xpress® (GX) in the Commercial Air Transport market. The world's first global Ka-band network will be provided through a constellation of three satellites and GX is scheduled to deliver full global coverage by late 2014.

Through GX, Gogo will offer improved capacity, global coverage and significant cost advantages to its commercial airline customers. Optimized for mobile users, including the global aero market, GX will deliver download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, powering in-flight solutions, affording a superior user experience for passengers and crew.

"We strongly believe Global Xpress will be the first scalable, global solution optimized for the aero market," said Michael Small , Gogo's president and CEO. "Inmarsat has assembled a great team and we are confident in the execution plan we've put in place. With the addition of Inmarsat's Ka-band service, Gogo has the ability to provide the most complete range of solutions, which enable us to service the full-fleet needs of our current and future airline partners; regardless of aircraft size, mission or location."

"Gogo is a leader in in-flight connectivity, serving major commercial airlines across the world and we are delighted to have them as value added resellers for Global Xpress," said Leo Mondale , Managing Director of Inmarsat GX. "Global Xpress has been designed from the bottom up to meet the requirements of the commercial airline market and will offer a future-proof option with