Skip to comments.Gogo to provide Japan Airlines with domestic Internet
Posted on 10/28/2013 6:27:58 PM PDT by TexGrill
(Reuters) - Gogo Inc said on Monday it had agreed to provide Japan Airlines Co Ltd with in-flight Internet service on the airline's domestic fleet of 77 aircraft, marking Gogo's first significant international contract, according to the company's chief executive.
Shares of Gogo were up 10.6 percent at $17.94 in afternoon trade in New York on Monday.
The in-flight Internet provider, based in Itasca, Illinois, said the JAL service would use Gogo's satellite technology and begin operating by mid-2014.
The deal is another step in a global race to provide better Internet connections on more planes, especially over oceans, using satellites and aircraft-mounted antennas that swivel as a plane flies to keep tracking the satellite beam.
Gogo's current system is largely ground-based and operates mainly in the United States, where it is the largest in-flight connectivity provider, with about 80 percent market share of WiFi-equipped aircraft.
JAL will be among the first airlines to employ Gogo's satellite system operating in the so-called Ku-band frequencies, Gogo Chief Executive Michael Small said in an interview.
Gogo offers Ku-band in conjunction with satellite services companies SES SA of Luxembourg and IntelSat SA of Luxembourg.
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Man, I don't if this is the guy I'd want handling my internet.
Oh wait, I thought you said *Gorgo*....
I am shocked at all the airlines/flights that do not make this available. What’s the hold up?
Nah, Gogo was that jap body guard chick that Uma T. whacked out in ‘Kill Bill’.....heh! (’GORGO’ did kick butt tho huh? If I remember correctly it was London he trashed right?) From about 1955 or so? Long time ago anyway.