Gogo, a global leader in in-flight connectivity, has expanded its reach into Canada. In December we reported WestJet was in talks with Gogo to bring in-flight Wi-Fi to Canada.
The first phase of its Canadian air-to-ground networks are currently live with the remaining phases to go live by the end of Q1 2014. The network will offer seamless services for flights between Canada and the U.S. in partnership with select airlines, which have yet to be announced.
Michael Small, CEO of Gogo, said:
“We are bringing our full suite of in-flight technology solutions to Canada, whether that’s ATG, satellite, or our hybrid GTO technology. Coupled with our Ku and Global Xpress Ka satellite solutions, Gogo’s Canadian network will allow the company to offer our airline partners a range of technology solutions to meet the needs of each individual airline no matter the size of the aircraft or where that aircraft is flying.”
Gogo’s technology will be able to deliver speeds of 70Mbps, which they believe will be the best performance in-flight networking service available for Canadian and U.S. markets.