Gogo Inc., provider of in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment, has added Jet ConneX to its selection of global voice and data services.

Jet ConneX delivers a true high-speed broadband experience, with speeds up to 33 Mbps to the aircraft, “similar to what users experience in an office or at home.”

As a distribution partner for Jet ConneX, Gogo will offer airtime and support programs for Inmarsat’s high-speed, Ka-band connectivity service. With the addition of Jet ConneX, Gogo now claims to offer one of business aviation’s widest selections of global in-flight voice and data services. They include: Gogo Biz, SwiftBroadband, Classic Aero, Swift64, Iridium, Terrestrial 3G, and Gogo Cloud for automated content delivery.

Gogo’s support capabilities will allow JetConneX customers to integrate with other services, including equipment, network services and inflight entertainment. It all comes down to “a complete and seamless in-flight digital experience.” Jet ConneX, says Gogo, “is the first high-speed, Ka-band broadband network to span the world from a single operator.”

Gogo customers also enjoy the convenience of single-source activation, support and unified monthly billing. The Jet ConneX airtime plans allow customers to select from a range of performance tiers that best meet their needs, using the same Jet ConneX equipment they have installed in their respective aircraft.

Passengers may connect to Jet ConneX via laptop, tablet or smartphone (OS or Android operating systems) from the moment they step on board with near-global coverage, one the ground and at all altitudes.

Also at EBACE, Gogo (Booth D051) has announced European launch of Gogo Cloud, the company’s new wireless content delivery network. It is already available at the Jetex FBO at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, a key strategic location in one of Europe’s largest and most important cities for business travelers.

Gogo Cloud is described as, “the first service of its kind in the business aviation market.” It allows customers of Gogo Vision – the company’s in-flight entertainment service – to automatically receive the latest updates whenever they visit a Gogo Cloud location.

Gogo Vision serves up a licensed library of the latest television shows and Hollywood movies. It also includes features such as news, a flight tracker, flight progress information, destination weather, screen sharing and in-cabin file transfer.

When an aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, Gogo’s UCS 5000 smart-cabin system automatically connects to the Gogo Cloud WiFi signal and does a complete content update. The transfer takes place at ultra-high speed, typically requiring less than 60 seconds to load a 30-minute television episode and about three minutes for a feature length movie.

Gogo also offers equipment packages to individual flight departments that want to bring the convenience of Gogo Vision IFE updates through their own facilities.—