In-flight internet provider plans to deploy an air-to-ground 5G network for aviation, the company today, initially focused on delivering high-speed data services to smaller aircraft. As a first-of-kind offering, Gogo’s 5G network is planned for commercial accessibility in 2021, servicing routes in the contiguous United States and Canada.
According to Gogo, the new 5G network will initially combine advanced beamforming technology with a proprietary modem and — a wavelength with a respectable combination of speed and distance characteristics. An existing 250 tower infrastructure will be upgraded to support 5G data speeds and latency; it will be capable of supporting additional spectrum types and bands in the future, and have the ability to fall back to 3G and 4G service as necessary.
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