Gogo to buy Airfone business unit from LiveTV

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    Telecom Lead America: In-flight connectivity provider Gogo is set to acquire the Airfone business unit from LiveTV, a subsidiary of JetBlue Airways.

    The acquisition will give Gogo a 1 MHz spectrum license currently held by LiveTV. The 1 MHz license will be used as a supplement to Gogo's existing 3 MHz license.

    The new license will enhance its Air-to-Ground network, which provides connectivity to commercial airlines and business aircraft over the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska.

    "In many ways, Gogo has continued to expand its Air-to-Ground network and will soon launch ATG-4, which is expected to significantly improve capacity. Acquiring the 1 MHz spectrum license from LiveTV will play an integral role in our continued expansion activities and help us deliver a performance boost for end users," said Gogo's president and CEO Michael Small.

    In addition to acquiring the 1 MHz spectrum license, Gogo will acquire all of the network infrastructure and back-office operational assets of Airfone and looks forward to working with current Airfone customers now and in the future.


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