Gogo Ku capacity to increase for optimum inflight connectivity

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Gogo Ku capacity is to increase. The company and Spanish satellite operator Hispasat have announced an Amazonas Nexus satellite capacity agreement to meet growing global demand for high-speed inflight connectivity services.

Gogo designs and sources innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the internet and develops software and platforms that enable customisable solutions for aviation.

The company has leased multi-gigahertz of Ku-band capacity onboard Hispasat’s new satellite. The satellite is set to launch in the second half of 2022 and will serve the Americas and the Atlantic region. Hispasat and Gogo worked closely to optimise the satellite design to provide superior performance and capacity for inflight connectivity.

New satellite solution

Amazonas Nexus is a high throughput satellite with an innovative architecture that will replace the Amazonas 2 in the 61º West position. The new satellite will have a payload specifically dedicated to aero connectivity and will offer additional capacities oriented to vertical segments such as mobile connectivity, corporate communications and cellular network deployment.

Amazonas Nexus will feature an advanced digital transparent processor, a technological breakthrough that will substantially increase satellite flexibility when dealing with changes in demand.

President and CEO of Gogo, Oakleigh Thorne, said:  “Amazonas Nexus will significantly enhance our Ku network over the Americas and the Atlantic region, providing Gogo with scaled capacity at the right economics.”

“Through our partnership with Hispasat, Gogo 2Ku will continue to meet the growing demand for high-speed inflight connectivity.”

“We are excited to support Gogo in providing the best service for the company’s global airline partners,” CEO of Hispasat, Miguel Ángel Panduro said.

“This partnership demonstrates the important role Hispasat will play in providing capacity for aerial services. The inflight connectivity market is a growing segment for satellite capacity, and this is one of the foundational elements for Hispasat’s future growth,” Panduro concluded.

You can find out more about Gogo by visiting gogoair.com.

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