With more bandwidth, low equipment and ownership costs, the Gogo 5G network delivers more data, faster than ever, so passengers and airline operators alike can depend on the inflight connection experience they expect.
Today Gogo has announced next steps for our air-to-ground network in North America and will build a 5G network for aviation. The new air-to-ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada.
Gogo 5G at a Glance
- Multi-carrier LTE signal that enables more bandwidth
- Dedicated aviation frequency to reduce signal noise
- Redundancy and resilient licensed spectrum capacity over urban areas for uninterrupted connectivity
- Lower latency to replicate the in-home connectivity experience
Gogo will build the 5G network on its existing infrastructure of more than 250 towers and will use unlicensed spectrum in the 2.4GHz range, along with a proprietary modem and advanced beamforming technology. Gogo’s 5G infrastructure will support all spectrum types (licensed, shared, unlicensed) and bands (mid, high, low), and will allow Gogo to take advantage of new advances in technology as they are developed. Similar to how wireless carriers provide redundancy across their networks, Gogo will continue to employ its 3G and 4G networks throughout the continental U.S. and in Canada that will provide backup to the 5G network when needed.
Gogo expects the network to be available for business and commercial aviation in 2021. Connect with us at gogoair.com to learn more about the Gogo 5G network.