Aircell Announces Technology Roadmap

The company will enable connectivity via a next generation version of ATG as well as Ka-band satellite technology.

For commercial airlines, Aircell's technology roadmap will allow airlines to select the technology that best suits particular aircraft at a particular time, and to easily upgrade from one Aircell platform to another.  In addition, all Aircell network technologies will utilize its enormous advantage in proprietary "know how" (including over 30 US and international patents for its inflight connectivity solutions), and will leverage its world-class systems for technical monitoring and support, customer care and billing.

In the business aviation market, Aircell currently offers three different inflight technologies, including Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (satellite) and Gogo Biz™ (ATG). Specific details about ATG-4 and Ka-band Satellite technologies for the business aviation market will be released in the coming months.

About Aircell

Aircell® is the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity.  As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation.  In 2008, Aircell revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering Gogo®, a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet.  In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more.  A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators.  Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois.  Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®.  For more information about Aircell, please visit

About Gogo

Gogo®, powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access.  Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops and smartphones, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more.  For more information about Gogo®, please visit You can also follow 'gogoInflight' on Twitter ( and Facebook (

© 2011 Aircell LLC.  Aircell, Gogo and in touch, in flight are trademarks of Aircell or its affiliates.  All rights reserved.

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