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TMCNet:  Gogo Agrees to Team with Inmarsat for Global Xpress

[December 28, 2012]

Gogo Agrees to Team with Inmarsat for Global Xpress

Dec 28, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Gogo and Inmarsat have signed an agreement that sees Gogo become an added reseller for Global Xpress (GX) in the Commercial Air Transport market.

According to a release, the global Ka-band network will be provided through a constellation of three satellites and GX is scheduled to deliver full global coverage by late 2014.

Through GX, Gogo said it will offer capacity, global coverage and significant cost advantages to its commercial airline customers. Optimized for mobile users, including the global aero market, GX will deliver download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, powering in-flight solutions, affording a user experience for passengers and crew.

"We strongly believe Global Xpress will be the first scalable, global solution optimized for the aero market," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "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, which enable 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 them as value added resellers 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." Inmarsat plc is a provider of global mobile satellite communications services.

More information: www.gogoair.com www.Inmarsat.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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