Gogo has announced that the first phase of its Canadian air-to-ground Wi-Fi network is live in Canada, with the balance of the network expected to go live in the first quarter of 2014.
Gogo’s ATG Canadian network will allow the company to offer seamless in-flight Internet service between the U.S. and Canada to its airline partners.
The network will offer Gogo the ability to deploy a suite of connectivity technologies in Canada that include its original ATG and next generation ATG-4 technologies, as a well as its hybrid ATG and satellite technology, which is called Ground to Orbit (GTO).
Gogo’s GTO technology will deliver peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps and, Gogo believes, will be the best performing in-flight connectivity service for commercial aviation for the Canadian and continental U.S. markets.
“We are bringing our full suite of in-flight technology solutions to Canada, whether that’s ATG, satellite, or our hybrid GTO technology,” said Gogo’s president and CEO Michael Small. “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.”