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History[ edit ] Gogo began in in a barbecue restaurant in Denison, Texaswhere company founder Jimmy Ray sketched his idea for an affordable telephone system for private airplanes on a paper napkin.
Goeken of MCI and Airfone had already invented an automated air-to-ground telephone system in the s, and in founded In-Flight Phone Corporation as a competitor to GTE Airfone,  serving many commercial airline passengers, but not supplying general aviation customers.
Through a partnership with cellular providers, Gogo began as Aircellproviding analog-based voice communications on private aircraft in North America. By the late '90s Gogo had leveraged a satellite-based system to offer voice communication on overseas flights. The next step was to devise a way to bring in-air connectivity to a larger market.
InGogo was awarded the U. InGogo made their debut on commercial aircraft. Prior to the re-brand, Gogo's commercial air service was known as "Gogo Inflight Internet. Aviation of Gogo Inc.
Canal St in downtown Chicago. As of August 3,Gogo had partnerships with 17 major commercial airlines and is installed on nearly 2, commercial aircraft and over 6, business aircraft. The company has over 1, employees. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, Gogo has facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.
The Gogo service is compatible with any device that has Wi-Fi capability. External Aircraft Antenna Connection onboard can be similar under optimal conditions to the experience at Wi-Fi hotspots such as coffee shops and hotels in some but not all cases.
Some users reported Speedtest. In January David P. Reed reported that Gogo service exhibited multiple seconds of latency under load, due to bufferbloat. The network becomes accessible as soon as electronic devices are approved for use after take-off.
VoIP applications are prohibited by the terms of service.
However the short wavelength used allows segmentation and other cellular technologies in the same way that terrestrial cellphone technology works. The aircraft communicates with the ground stations through an antenna installed on the underbelly of the fuselage. Equipment in the aircraft's avionics bay converts between proprietary Gogo protocols and standard Wi-Fi, which is distributed into the passenger cabin through multiple interior wireless access point nodes.
Maximum total download bandwidth has increased from 3. Gogo has also signed an agreement with Intelsat for Ku band satellite capacity specifically for coverage in the Atlantic and northern Pacific oceans, as well as routes over Central and South America, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa.
Gogo announced in Maythat it will partner with satellite equipment provider, AeroSatto bring a Ku-satellite solution to commercial airlines. A Ku-satellite solution will allow Gogo to offer airlines connectivity services that extend beyond the United States, including transoceanic routes, and will serve the needs of some of their airline partners in the near-term until Inmarsat's Global Xpress Ka band -satellite becomes available.
Virgin America will be the launch partner of the new service. On November 13,the company demonstrated 2Ku for two dozen aviation and technology reporters aboard a Boeing The system was able to stream high-definition videos.
Actual speed is less impressive, as discussed in a TechTimes summary of some journalists' findings during the November 13, trials.
He added that one drawback is the ping time, which varies between and milliseconds. The Verge's Chris Welch, meanwhile, observed that upload speeds were almost nonexistent, but stressed that casual Internet users seldom need to upload anything larger than a picture or a Vine video anyway.
As for streaming, it works brilliantly when [used by] only 18 people. More than 1, aircraft are committed to receiving 2Ku. Gogo Text and Talk Gogo Text enables passengers can send and receive text messages from their mobile phones.Southwest bought AirTran way back in for $ billion with the intention of combining fleets and operating the newly merged airline under the Southwest brand, but it has been a long, slow process.
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The merger with AirTran gives Southwest new and expanded presence in the market and a major change that AirTran will bring is a new types of aircraft into the Southwest fleet.
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Gogo Inc. is a provider of in-flight broadband Internet service and other connectivity services for commercial and business aircraft, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
16 airlines partner with Gogo to provide in-flight WiFi, including British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Gol linhas aereas, Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, JTA.
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Mergers rarely benefit consumers. Just take a look at the airline industry, where the loss of airlines like AirTran, Continental, Northwest, and USAirways over the past decade have meant that the remaining carriers can drive up prices and cut benefits without consequences.