CHICAGO - Gogo and APT Mobile Satcom Limited, a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region, recently announced an agreement to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) service for Chinese airlines with Gogo's satellite connectivity solution 2Ku.
Gogo will leverage APSATCOM's Ku-band network to enable a high speed inflight Wi-Fi solution within China for domestic and international airlines. 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 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.
With this partnership and regulatory clearance to operate in China, Gogo and APSATCOM will offer an end-to-end IFEC solution inclusive of inflight systems, inflight experiences and operational support – available to Chinese airlines across both retrofit and line-fit programs.