Gogo Biz 4G
2008 : Gogo Biz
2016 : Gogo Biz 4G
2021 : Gogo 5G
USA + Canada
~3 Mbps - Biz
~10 Mbps - Biz 4G
~30 Mbps - Biz 5G
Gogo Business Aviation was Launched in 1991 as Aircel offering analog-based voice communication on private aircraft flying over continental USA. In 2006, Gogo won a 3Mhz Federal Communication Commission (FCC) frequency license auction to operate an air-to-ground network over the US. Using this frequency licence Gogo was able to offer internet connectivity to all major US Airlines and develop the most competitive connectivity offering for business aviation.
The Gogo Biz Network offers a 3G Wi-Fi and voice calling service using the light AVANCE L3 system compatible with the majority of turboprop and light jets. The Gogo Biz 4G Network uses Gogo ATG-4 system, a backwards compatible improvement to the previous ATG system allowing an increase in the downlink speed from 3.1Mbps to 9.8 Mbps. The improvement is achieved through advanced wireless communications protocols maximizing the network throughput capability.
Gogo announced the launch of Gogo 5G network expected for entry into service in 2021. The new network will be deployed on Gogo existing tower infrastructure and will use both the 850MHZ Gogo licensed frequency spectrum and the unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum band. The new network will offer aviation’s most powerful and capable broadband network across the U.S. and Canada.
Gogo has more than 250 cellular towers covering continental U.S, portions of Canada and Alaska. The stations are connected to two data centers for redundancy and failover. Separate from the data centers Gogo Network Operations Center (NOC) allow for continuous monitoring and support of the airborne network.
Gogo offers two systems configurations to access its ATG Network. The compact AVANCE L3 designed for turboprop and light jets. the system is based on a single 3MCU LRU and two fuselage-mounted omnidirectional antennas.
The AVANCE L5 designed to connect to Gogo Biz 4G ATG network. the system is based on a single 5MCU LRU and two dual directional fuselage-mounted antennas. The AVANCE L5 also offers a terrestrial modem allowing for Complimentary internet on the ground in 100+ countries and Gogo Vision, a wireless In-Flight entertainment system offering inflight maps and access to movies, magazines and TV programs.