Gogo Business Aviation’s nationwide 5G network construction is halfway to completion and says it remains on budget and on schedule to launch in the second half of 2022.
“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.”
“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.