Gogo partners with China Telecom Satellite to provide broadband connectivity

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has received regulatory approval from the various Chinese regulatory bodies through its local partner China Telecom Satellite, and will work with China Telecom Satellite to offer in-flight connectivity service on International flights operating in and out of China starting in October, the company said.

The company currently has one international airline partner operating with service to China, and recently announced it has signed a term sheet with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco´s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines. In addition to in-flight connectivity, Gogo will provide its wireless in-flight entertainment solution — Gogo Vision — for Shareco to install on these aircraft.

Gogo offers broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, providing in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets. Gogo has partnerships with 17 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 2,800 commercial aircraft.

China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom, specializing in the operation of its parent corporation´s satellite communications business. It serves as the resource center, product integration center and professional support center for China Telecom´s satellite communications business, mainly engaged in satellite mobile communications, VSAT communications, international private line and satellite broadband access, etc., providing integrated (Land/Maritime/Aviation) satellite communications and broadcasting operation service.