For some time now, Wi-Fi on planes has been considered by travelers as more important than food. According to global in-flight surveys, more than half of passengers say broadband connectivity trumps food, which is only a top priority for less than one-fifth of travelers. Whether for work, life, or entertainment, demand for broadband in the sky has reached such unprecedented levels around the world, that airlines, as well as those in the business aviation and aircraft rental markets, need to meet passenger expectations or risk losing out to their competitors.
At the forefront of innovative solutions, Gogo Inc created an inflight connectivity revolution and for over 30 years has been a driving force behind breakthrough ideas and technology that keeps aviation passengers, pilots, and operators connected to the world.
Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity products and services for the business aviation market. The company offers a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment, and voice solutions, as well as global support capabilities, with products and services installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes, from turboprops to the largest global jets. They also design, build and operate dedicated air-to-ground (ATG) networks and engineer and maintain in-flight systems of proprietary hardware and software. Complementing this infrastructure, Gogo holds the exclusive license to 4MHz of U.S. nationwide spectrum dedicated to ATG use, as well as exclusive rights to the same spectrum in Canada.
In its goal to continually innovate to maintain a leading global market share, Gogo announced plans to build the Gogo 5G network for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the continental United States and Canada, which it expects to be commercially launched in the second half of 2022. In addition, the company’s technology roadmap includes plans for continued rapid improvement in the performance of in-flight systems to take advantage of its superior network upgrades.