Gogo Business Aviation has announced that it is expanding its Gogo 5G network into Canada, providing additional coverage to business aviation operators in North America.
According to the company, Gogo 5G is expected to deliver ~25Mbps on average, with peak speeds in the 75-80Mbps range – sufficient for passengers to use data-heavy interactive services such as video conferencing, gaming or live TV, with low latency and high throughput.
“Building on our nationwide network in the contiguous United States, expanding into Canada will allow our customers to realise enhanced inflight connectivity in more destinations and routes where they fly,” said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president and chief operating officer. “We have been planning for this and I know our network deployment and field operations teams are ready to execute.”
Gogo 5G leverages Gogo’s AVANCE platform system, which has multi-bearer capability and enables an easy upgrade path to Gogo 5G and Gogo’s global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) technology in the future.
Following the successful critical design review of the 5G chip earlier this year, the company says its Gogo 5G service is expected to launch commercially in the fourth quarter of 2023, with completion of the network expansion into Canada in 2024.