backtop


Print 11 comment(s) - last by cpoole.. on Apr 10 at 12:27 PM


  (Source: Delicious Design League)
Gogo talks about next generation of in-flight interent

Gogo was one of the first companies that got into in-flight internet connectivity. The company is now talking up its next generation services that will offer faster speeds to airline passengers thanks to new technology that will use the same low-profile antenna as the Ground to Orbit technology offers.
 
Rather than using the Air to Ground solution for the return link to the ground, the new 2Ku system will have a pair of low-profile Ku-band satellite antennas. This will allow peak data speeds of up to 70 Mbps.
 
“When we launched our in-flight Internet service five years ago, we were able to deliver peak speeds to the aircraft of 3.1 Mbps through our ATG network,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “About a year ago, we began deployment of our next generation ATG-4 service, which took peak speeds to 9.8 Mbps. Our GTO solution takes the peak speed to 70 Mbps in the U.S. and 2Ku brings 70 Mbps to the rest of the world.”
 
Gogo says that the 2Ku antenna is two times more efficient spectrally than other antennas on the market. That means more bandwidth at lower costs. The small antenna is 4.5-inches tall, which helps to minimize the effects of drag on the aircraft. The antenna supports the Ku satellites in orbit now and will support future Ku satellites, including spot beam satellites.
 
Gogo says that when these future spot beam satellites are available, peak speeds will increase to 100 Mbps. Gogo's latest in-flight internet system is expected to be available in mid-2015.

Source: Gogo



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

All day service!
By Joegr2005 on 4/8/2014 1:14:48 PM , Rating: 2
15.99 for two hours of 29.99 all day! In that case, let me book my around the world flight to get the real value!

You either cannot even use the full two hours on domestic flights or must pay all day price internationally.




RE: All day service!
By Solandri on 4/8/2014 8:10:37 PM , Rating: 3
You complain as if $29.99/day is obscene. The only Internet available in the location of my workplace is Verizon DSL. Because Verizon has been granted a monopoly in the area and the cable companies don't service businesses there, Verizon is our only choice for Internet.

They offer us 1.5 Mbps for $40/mo, or 3.0 Mbps for $100/mo. Why so slow? Because without any competition, there's no reason for them to upgrade their lines to handle faster speeds. They know they can rip off everyone in the area $40-$100/mo for something which probably costs them a few pennies.

The "cheaper" option works out to the equivalent of $1867/mo for 70 Mbps, or $62/day for 70 Mbps. Yes, getting Internet on a plane flying over the middle of the ocean is less than half the price Verizon charges us for landline Internet. This is so beyond screwed up.


RE: All day service!
By FITCamaro on 4/9/2014 7:34:12 AM , Rating: 3
If you want to complain about Verizon having a monopoly, go to the government. They're the one who granted it.


"It seems as though my state-funded math degree has failed me. Let the lashings commence." -- DailyTech Editor-in-Chief Kristopher Kubicki














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki