Jan 26: Gogo, the Chicago based in-flight internet company, is all set to enter the Indian markets, and is said to be mulling over establishing a technology development centre in Chennai. If plans progress without hassles, the new technology development centre would be fully operational by March, and is expected to kick start with a team of 30 engineers and developers from home.
The upcoming Chennai technology development centre is expected to expand to a number of 100 by the end of 2018, reports added.
It was only a week back that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had made recommendations for internet services on flights. The establishment in Chennai comes, as part of the international expansion policy of company, reports added.
Gogo will be supporting in-flight connectivity technology development and engineering efforts, which will in turn open gates for its marketing probabilities with India- based airlines.
Going by what Anand Chari, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Gogo, has been quoted as saying ;the company’s India foray would provide access to a large pool of technology and software talent, which will in turn enable it to accelerate the development of the in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions. The India entry is also expected to help introduce Gogo to the nation’s market as well.
Gogo which has 19 commercial airline partners currently, has been in the market for more than 25 years, as a pioneer in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business craft.