Inmarsat has signed Gogo as a value added reseller for Global Xpress (GX) in the commercial air transport market.
GX will allow Gogo, the US-based provider of in-flight connectivity, to offer improved capacity, global coverage and significant cost advantages to its commercial airline customers.
“We strongly believe Global Xpress will be the first scalable, global solution optimised for the aero market,” said Michael Small, Gogo's President and Chief Executive.
“Inmarsat has assembled a great team and we are confident in the execution plan we've put in place.
“With the addition of Inmarsat's Ka-band service, Gogo has the ability to provide the most complete range of solutions, enabling us to service the full-fleet needs of our current and future airline partners – regardless of aircraft size, mission or location.”
“Gogo is a leader in in-flight connectivity, serving major commercial airlines across the world and we are delighted to have it as a value added reseller for Global Xpress,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Inmarsat GX.
“Global Xpress has been designed from the bottom up to meet the requirements of the commercial airline market and will offer a future-proof option with ample broadband capacity for growth.
“This will support adoption of superior connectivity solutions across entire airline fleets.”
Global Xpress – the world's first global Ka-band network – will be provided through a constellation of three satellites and is scheduled to deliver full global coverage by late 2014.
Optimised for mobile users, including the global aviation market, GX will deliver download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, powering in-flight solutions and affording a superior user experience for passengers and crew.