Gogo announced August 28th,2012 that Industry Canada has issued us a subordinate license for Canada’s ATG radio frequency spectrum that will allow Gogo to serve passengers on commercial and business aircraft flying over Canada. 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 on cross-border flights. “This license will allow us to offer seamless connectivity service for both our commercial and business airline partners operating between the U.S. and Canada”, said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Airline passengers traveling in Canada can soon experience the same technology that has proven track record of performance, reliability and scalability in the U.S.”
We will begin cell site construction in the fourth quarter of this year and expect the network to be in operation by the end of 2013. Gogo’s Canadian license is subordinate to a primary spectrum license that was acquired at auction in 2009 by SkySurf Canada Communications Inc. Gogo won the comparable U.S. spectrum in 2006.