The next time you’re on a plane looking for a Wi-Fi connection thousands of feet above the ground, don’t look for the name Gogo. The long-standing standard of in-flight Internet, Gogo Commercial Aviation, has been rebranded to Intelsat.
Intelsat, an international satellite communications provider, bought Gogo Commercial Aviation in December 2020. It was a $400 million cash deal. Gogo still exists and focuses on commercial aviation services.
Partnering with 17 major airlines, Gogo has been a staple of in-flight entertainment for the past decade. The service is as impressive as it is disappointing, although it does improve over time. In 2019, Gogo announced plans to roll out 5G in-flight services this year, and it began testing those antennas in June. As of Intelsat, 5G is still the target.
Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler said in a press release, “This name change is taking place as Intelsat continues its unique global orbital and spectrum rights, scale and partnership to build the world’s first global 5G satellite-based software-defined network.” taking advantage of.”
editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Engadget.