When it comes to offering WiFi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: A Singapore Airlines passenger stepped off a plane, looked at his phone and discovered a bill for $1,171.46.
In 2015, Gogo is going international with its in-flight internet. It’s launching an all-satellite service that not only boosts speeds considerably over its current pokey ground-to-air network, but also supplies connectivity over the open ocean.
Gogo is launching a new network in 2014 that will connect airplanes at 60 Mbps. That capacity will be shared among passengers, but given Gogo’s high prices, you won’t face too much competition for bandwidth.
Gogo and its inflight broadband service went public last week. At the time of the offering it was valued at about $1.5 billion, but today it is valued at $1.2 billion despite having a near monopoly on U.S. inflight broadband.
Will there be a day when we shall see commercial planes connecting to the Internet at LTE speeds? A recent test by Ericsson gives hope to the possibility, though it is more likely that superfast trains are more likely to see LTE speeds.
Qualcomm’s wireless technologies already dominate the mobile broadband networks on U.S. land. Now it wants to dominate the skies above it. Qualcomm is petitioning the FCC to clear a huge swathe of spectrum for an airplane broadband network supporting the eye-popping bandwidth of 300 Gbps.
Gogo, an in-flight Wi-fi company, has become the dominant provider of connectivity in the skies and now it’s looking to raise up to $100 million in an IPO. The company plans to use the money to generate working capital and address other general corporate needs.
Aircell, the parent of in-flight WiFi provider Gogo has raised $35 million in its latest big round of funding. The funding comes as the fast…
Just when Wi-Fi is rolling out on more and more planes, could the dream come to an end? That’s the suspicion of security expert Roland Alford, who believes the cargo bomb plot last week may prompt authorities to reexamine the use of in-flight Wi-Fi.
The question of whether the Internet should extend into our lives when we are cruising at 30,000 feet has been a heavily debated one. Should airplane cabins be bastions of quiet sanctity from the deluge of information and work that follows us everywhere?
US Airways has become the latest airline to launch Gogo Inflight Internet service. The service will be available on all 51 A321s in US Airways’ fleet by June 1. In addition to US Airways, Gogo is currently available on all AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights.
When I got on a plane to visit Orlando, Fla., earlier this morning, I thanked my stars when I found out that I was on a Delta flight with GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi. But after 30 minutes or so, the service became unusable.
Air Canada is testing an in-flight Wi-Fi service from Aircell on its flights between Toronto and Los Angeles and Montreal and L.A.…
Wow, time does really fly. It’s the first birthday of Gogo Inflight Internet, a service that is bringing broadband access to air…
In-flight broadband’s story so far has been similar to that of airplanes sitting on the runway, waiting for clearance to take flight.…
Alaska Airlines (s alk) has started a trial of satellite broadband technology from California-based Row 44 that will allow customers to get…
American Airlines launches in-flight broadband on select flights. The AirCel powered GoGo service costs about $12.95 for three hours or over. And its is available on NY-Miami, NY-SF and NY-LA flights for now.
In-flight broadband will take to the skies this spring. Passengers flying Virgin America and American Airlines in and out of New York will be offered gogo, a new service from Aircell that the company claims will provide broadband speeds in the friendly skies of 2 megabits per second.