The communication company is expected to enter service in September, 2017. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Gogo Inc. is a provider of in-flight broadband Internet service and other connectivity services for commercial and business aircraft. According to Gogo, over 2,100 commercial aircraft and 6,600 business aircraft have been equipped with its onboard Wi-Fi services.
American Airlines replaces Gogo Inc with ViaSat for in-flight internet service
ViaSat has secured an agreement to provide internet service for American Airlines' future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
After suing Gogo Inc, a major provider of in-flight broadband internet service, the American Airlines has shut the operation of the internet provider for its new fleet of aircrafts. Now, the California-based communications company ViaSat has replaced Gogo Inc and secured an agreement to provide internet service for American Airlines’ future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the Verge quotes the Los Angeles Times. Also Read - WiFi slow? 5 tips to quickly boost slow WiFi speed for efficient work from home Also Read - Xiaomi AX1800 WiFi 6 router launched with a quad-core Qualcomm chip and built-in NPUAlso Read - WiFi Dabba to offer 1GB of data at just Re 1; will be cheaper than Reliance Jio
The company is also the developer of 2Ku, the new in-flight (satellite solution) Wi-Fi technology. ViaSat, on the other hand is a provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets.
ViaSat is ranked on the SpaceNews top 50 space companies and is also included on the Defense news list of top 100 defense companies.