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NewsPoster Sep 11, 2013 04:49 PM
Gogo inflight Internet to receive 60Mbps speed boost next year
<a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293705==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/08/28/canadian.service.focusing.on.existing.gogo.for.rol lout/" rel='nofollow'>Inflight Wi-Fi</a> provider <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293706==http://www.gogoair.com/" rel='nofollow'>Gogo</a> will be upping the speed of connections offered to its customers in the future, once it begins using satellites. The current Air-to-Ground system will be supplemented by <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293707==http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/11/29/gogo.works.with.inmarsat.for.wi.fi.beyond.us/" rel='nofollow'>satellite connections</a> in the Gogo GTO or Ground-to-Orbit service, which could lead to passengers being able to share connections as large as 60Mbps per plane. <br />
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In the future, the in-flight connection will use both the Air-to-Ground and Ground-to-Orbit systems, with the ground connection serving for outbound traffic and satellites providing inbound bandwidth. Gogo will be using a Ku-band antenna specifically designed to receive signals, as using existing two-way satellite antennas for aviation are expensive and low powered for transmitting, with the receive-only version able to be half the height and twice as efficient of normal versions. <br />
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In comparison to the new 60Mbps system, the current Air-to-Ground setup peaks at 9.8Mbps per plane, and when it launched five years ago, it delivered just 3.1Mbps per aircraft. <br />
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Gogo will be seeking FAA approval for the service in 2014, and expects to have it working in the second half of the year.
 
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