Gogo Business Aviation (booth 4040, Static AD_207) has completed construction of its nationwide 5G air-to-ground connectivity network, the company announced Monday at NBAA-BACE 2022. The company’s 5G network now covers the 48 contiguous U.S. states and will begin expanding into Canada next year, according to Gogo. It is planned to launch the service in the United States by the end of the year.
“Our team has been tenacious and overcame a host of issues, including Covid-19, weather, supply chain and geopolitical concerns, to build a new network of 150 towers nationwide – and they are doing it. have done in less than 12 months,” said the president of Gogo. and COO Sergio Aguirre. “It’s remarkable what our network deployment and field operations teams have accomplished.”
Gogo’s Avance platform allows customers to “future-proof” their in-flight connectivity systems, providing easy upgrade paths to the provider’s 5G network, as well as its future low Earth orbit satellite-based global product. When available, Gogo said the service should offer download speeds of around 25 Mbps on average, with peak speeds of up to 80 Mbps.
In the meantime, Gogo customers wishing to upgrade to the 5G network can install Gogo’s Avance L5 system with full 5G provisions, including MB13 5G belly-mounted antennas, and operate with 4G service until the unit is ready. replaceable X3 line is available.