Aeromexico is first airline to commit to Gogo’s 2Ku

Gogo's "2Ku" dual Ku-band antenna promises up to 70mbps downlinks.
Gogo’s “2Ku” dual Ku-band antenna promises up to 70mbps downlinks.

Gogo has signed a definitive agreement with Aeromexico to provide in-flight internet and wireless in-flight entertainment services on at least 58 Embraer and Boeing 737 aircraft.

Gogo previously announced in December 2013 that it had agreed on the principal terms and conditions with Aeromexico related to the service.

As part of the agreement, at least 20 of Aeromexico’s 737 aircraft will receive Gogo’s 2Ku next generation in-flight connectivity solution, making it the first airline to commit to 2Ku.

Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Aeromexico to bring Gogo connectivity and Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment solution – Gogo Vision – to Mexico and beyond.

“Aeromexico’s commitment to 2Ku is evidence of the advantages that it brings to the market – especially for aircraft that operate in tropical regions around the world.”

Gogo believes that 2Ku is the fastest solution available in the marketplace and expects it to deliver peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps to the aircraft at launch and more than 100 Mbps to the aircraft when next generation Ku spot-beam satellites become available.

Gogo says the 2Ku antenna is two times more spectrally efficient than other antennas in the commercial aviation market, which makes it capable of providing more bandwidth at less cost.

2Ku’s performance benefits are even more dramatic in tropical regions where the performance of other satellite solutions degrade significantly due to restrictions associated with operating at high skew angles.

Gogo expects both its connectivity service and Gogo Vision to be available to Aeromexico passengers beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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