Next time you are in a plane flying across Canada and want to start surfing the Internet, you might just be doing it with Gogo. The European-based company has been granted a license by Industry Canada for air-to-ground (ATG) radio frequency spectrum that will allow Gogo to serve passengers on commercial and business aircraft flying over Canada. Their offerings include in-flight connectivity and a wireless in-flight digital entertainment solution.
“This license will allow us to offer seamless connectivity service for both our commercial airline partners and business aviation customers operating between the U.S. and Canada,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Whether it’s on a commercial or business aircraft, passengers traveling in Canada can soon experience the same technology that has a proven track record of performance and reliability in the U.S.”
The Canadian network will operate on the same frequency as Gogo’s existing ATG network in the continental United States, which will allow Gogo to provide seamless service within Canada and on cross-border flights between the U.S. and Canada.