“Getting to the 50% mark for our 150-tower 5G nationwide network in a matter of months is an incredible accomplishment by our team,” said Mike Rupert, vice president of network operations for Gogo Business Aviation. “We have a team of network experts that has been working hard to bring the 5G network to life, building sites across the country, and that work will continue into the fall.”
Gogo has been regularly updating the market on its 5G network build progress with a deployment map on its website.
“We’ve been testing our network and we’re pleased with the results we’re seeing,” said Dave Glenn, senior vice president of customer operations. “Gogo 5G is going to deliver on everything we’ve promised to the market.”
Gogo 5G is expected to deliver ~25 Mbps on average with peak speeds in the 75-80 Mbps range and has been designed to deliver high throughput with very low latency to address the increasing demand for data-heavy interactive services like video conferencing.
Gogo’s AVANCE platform, with its multi-bearer capability and software-centric design, allows customers to future-proof their inflight connectivity investments, with easy upgrade paths to both Gogo 5G and to Gogo’s global Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite-based product in the future.
Gogo is working with Duncan Aviation to complete the first-article Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the onboard 5G system hardware along with STCs that will cover more than 30 aircraft models. Additional STCs are being developed by several other Gogo authorized dealers, and at the factory by business aviation aircraft manufacturers.
Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Gogo’s products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals.
As of March 31, 2022, there were 2,699 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,526 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,522 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed.
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