April 5, 2017 – SES today announced new satellite capacity deals with Gogo to meet the growing demand for high-speed inflight connectivity services on travel routes over the USA and Canada. The new contracts with Gogo include capacity on 12 additional Ku-band transponders, as well as supporting ground infrastructure.
With these latest agreements, Gogo has now signed major capacity deals across 11 SES satellites around the world, including long-term agreements for Ku-band high throughput (HTS) capacity onboard two SES satellites (SES-14 and SES-15) scheduled for launch this year.
“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, with its global satellite fleet, intelligent ground infrastructure, and nimble approach to meeting our evolving needs, is playing a pivotal role in how we are leveraging satellites to meet the needs of global aviation.”
Elias Zaccack, SVP of global mobility at SES added, “This latest capacity agreement with Gogo signals the continued demand for high-speed connectivity and high quality entertainment over one of the busiest aero markets in the world.”