Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced it has selected Airspan Networks to build and develop its 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. The network is expected to be available to deliver 5G to business and commercial aviation in 2021.
The Gogo 5G system will use the same carrier-grade technology as the Airspan Air5G product line. The Air5G platform will provide 5G standalone mode operation using state of the art; virtualised RAN base station technology and Massive MIMO antenna arrays. Utilising advanced beamforming and tracking techniques, the system is capable of communicating to an Aircraft travelling in excess of 1200km/h, at long range, all while providing an enhanced mobile broadband 5G experience.