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Intelsat Completes Gogo Acquisition to Become World's Biggest Provider of Mile-high Broadband

Dec 15,2020

Intelsat will now provide in-flight broadband connectivity to nine of the world¡¯s top 20 airlines

International satellite operator Intelsat has completed the strategic acquisition of the Commercial Aviation business of Gogo, in a move that will create the world¡¯s biggest provider of inflight broadband connectivity.

The $400 million all cash deal will bring together the two firms to deliver innovation across the commercial airline industry.

¡°Combining Intelsat¡¯s next-generation global telecommunications network with Gogo Commercial Aviation¡¯s leading capabilities and airline relationships will create unprecedented innovation in inflight digital connectivity, unlocking exciting new growth and brand loyalty opportunities across the airline industry,¡± said Intelsat Chief Executive Stephen Spengler.

¡°With our powerful, integrated offering, airlines will no longer need to trade off speed, reliability or availability for coverage, even when flying at full capacity in and out of the busiest airport hubs,¡± he added.

The deal will allow Intelsat to further expand into vertically integrated managed mobility services, and into the rapidly growing inflight connectivity market.

Following the completion of the deal, Intelsat is now responsible for providing broadband connectivity for nine of the top 20 global airlines ¨C with an installed base of more than 3,000 commercial aircraft.

¡°Demand for inflight broadband is expected to grow at a double-digit rate over the next decade, and we remain committed to long-term success in broadband mobility services. With Gogo Commercial Aviation, we will bring our complementary and collective expertise to help solve our customers¡¯ toughest inflight connectivity and entertainment challenges,¡± said Spengler.

¡°Our ability to initiate, execute and rapidly finalise this transaction demonstrates the forward momentum that Intelsat has maintained over the course of this year.¡±

Under this background, the 3rd Connected Aircraft China Congress will be held in 2021. the congress was hosted by Civil Aircraft Operation Support Technology Sub-committee of CSAA and Shanghai Society of Aeronautics, supported by COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design And Research Institute, organized by COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Co., Ltd. The congress will mainly focused on in-flight connective technologies and operation.

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