September 12, 2013
Gogo announces Next Generation In-Flight Internet Technology for North America
Gogo, a world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced the next step in its technology roadmap, which will be capable of delivering more than 60 Mbps to the aircraft. The new service – called Gogo GTO, or Ground to Orbit – is a proprietary hybrid technology that combines the best aspects of existing satellite technologies with Gogo’s Air to Ground (ATG) cellular network. The technology will use satellite for receive only (transmission to the plane) and Gogo’s Air to Ground network for the return link (transmission to the ground). Virgin America will be the launch partner of the new service, which is expected to be available in the second half of 2014.