The following time you’re on a airplane, trying to find a Wi-Fi connection whereas hovering 1000’s of toes above the bottom, don’t search for the Gogo identify. The longstanding normal of in-flight web, Gogo Industrial Aviation, has been rebranded to Intelsat.
Intelsat, a global satellite tv for pc communications supplier, bought Gogo Industrial Aviation in December 2020. It was a money deal valued at $400 million. Gogo nonetheless exists and focuses on enterprise aviation providers.
Gogo has been a staple of in-flight leisure for the previous decade, partnering with 17 main airways. The service is as spectacular as it’s irritating, although it’s improved with time. In 2019, Gogo introduced plans to roll out 5G in-flight providers this 12 months, and it started testing these antennas in June. As Intelsat, 5G continues to be the aim.
“This identify change is going on whereas Intelsat is leveraging its unparalleled international orbital and spectrum rights, scale and partnerships to construct the world’s first international 5G satellite-based software-defined community of networks,” Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler mentioned in a press launch.
Editor’s observe: This submit initially appeared on Engadget.