The $700-million US-based in-flight connectivity provider; Gogo will soon open an engineering and software development center in Chennai.
This step has been taken with the motive to provide connectivity services to various airlines in India. Internet connectivity has become a major concern after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued recommendations to allow both telephony and Internet services on domestic flights last week.
The Chennai center will be operational by April with around 30 employees. After a while, it will also employ more employees, around 100.
This technology center of Gogo’s will consider as it’s biggest outside its headquarters in Chicago – said Anand Chari (Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Gogo).
With its establishment of this center, it becomes easy to serve internet services to flights. This will support Gogo’s in-flight connectivity technology development and engineering efforts, along with the marketing efforts with India-based airlines as the market for in-flight services opens up in the region.
Chennai is considered as an ideal location to set up the center as it gives access to the good talent pool and proximity to growing customer base in the Asia Pacific and EMEA region.