BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Business
Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) has completed several key milestones as it
continues to develop its 5G air-to-ground (ATG) network and onboard
Gogo has installed the first two 5G
antennas on a tower. With the antennas now installed, the company
will conduct prototype testing of system performance.
"Gogo 5G will be the fourth ATG nationwide network Gogo has
designed and built," said Dave
Glenn, senior vice president of customer operations for
Gogo. "Deploying this first ground site antenna and leveraging our
unparalleled ATG experience over 28 years will enable us to
validate our design for a smooth product and service launch."
Gogo completed development of its 5G
air card prototypes and recently completed coast-to-coast flight
testing of its 5G belly-mounted antennas to validate their
performance. Additionally, Gogo conducted a flight test and
successfully established a connection between the 5G antennas on
the aircraft and the 5G antennas on the ground tower.
"The tests we've conducted and successfully passed validate what
we modeled when we initially announced we would build a 5G
network," said Mike Syverson, senior
vice president of engineering for Gogo. "Through the testing we've
done so far, we now know that Gogo 5G is going to be better than we
originally thought it would be."
Gogo has also successfully performed an
end-to-end call using a 5G SIM card, from the onboard equipment to
the cell site, through the data center to the internet, and
"What we've done is validate that our systems can talk to one
another," Syverson continued. "The antennas can talk to the cell
site, which in turn can talk to the data center. There is a lot of
software development to put those pieces together, and it's all
working very well."
The Gogo 5G network is being designed for aircraft operating
within the contiguous United
States. Gogo, which has 349 patents in its portfolio,
expects the nationwide 5G network to be available in the second
half of 2022.
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.
Currently, there are 2,000 business aircraft flying with Gogo's
AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed. As of March 31, 2021, Gogo reported 5,892 aircraft
flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,614 aircraft with
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