Gogo, a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that it has received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia.
This approval is granted based on Gogo’s agreements with AltegroSky and RuSat to provide Ku-band satellite service.
“As a full-service communications company, we are determined to give our customers the most reliable and seamless coverage wherever they may be flying,” said Anand Chari, Gogo’s chief technology officer. “This license will allow us to offer our current international airline partners coverage for their existing airline routes and is another significant step in giving us a truly global in-flight communications network.”
In July Gogo expects to go live with service in these regions. Gogo currently is clear to operate in over 180 countries and is on target to have 50 to 100 international aircraft flying by the end of the year.