Airlines in China find themselves spoiled for choice when it comes to picking an inflight connectivity solutions provider. Gogo (re)joins that party with an announcement this week that it will partner with APT Mobile Satcom Limited (APSATCOM), a leading satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region, to deliver Ku-band connectivity for airlines in China. The solution will take advantage of Gogo’s 2Ku hardware/software combination and APSATCOM’s satellite capacity.
APSATCOM’s network includes both wide-beam satellites and High-Throughput Satellites (HTS), with the APSTAR 6D satellite bringing significant HTS capacity and 100% coverage over China for inflight connectivity in mid-2020. The partnership will enable state-of-the-art network management services via APSATCOM’s Network Operating Center (NOC) and data center in China, in tandem with Gogo’s global Ku satellite network outside of China.
This is not Gogo’s first foray into China. The company has the necessary licensing and capacity deals in place to support its foreign-operated 2Ku customer airlines with connectivity in the country. It has also pushed …
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