We've created this interactive timeline so you can follow along as Gogo checks off critical milestones on our path to launching business aviation's first true end-to-end 5G network covering 100% of the contiguous United States (followed quickly by our launch in portions of Canada and Alaska).
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At the 2019 NBAA-BACE, we announced our commitment to building the latest technological advancement for connectivity in aviation: 5G. Watch the panel discussion to understand how 5G benefits business aviation.
Get a closer look at the disruptive technology used to power 5G for business aviation and what goes into the architecture of a high-performing air-to-ground network.
Gogo has worked with Cisco for the last decade to innovate inflight connectivity and they’re our trusted partner as we deploy 5G. Learn why we partnered with Cisco to support our data center and 5G core.
Airborne antennas are the first and last point of contact with the aircraft itself, making it mission-critical for the performance of inflight connectivity. Learn how Gogo collaborated with FIRST RF Corporation to build the best-in-class antenna for 5G in business aviation.
5G antennas aren't just on the aircraft, there are also 5G base station tower antennas that need to be built and added to the network. The prototypes were reviewed and approved for use on the base station network towers.
At NBAA-VBACE 2020, we shared how business aviation operators could provision aircraft for 5G with AVANCE L5. A big milestone was achieved as we developed initial prototypes of the 5G aircrad and demonstrated Gogo X3.
Gogo successfully performed an end-to-end call using a 5G SIM card, from the onboard equipment to the cell site, through the data center to the internet, and back.
Testing and validation begins as Gogo network operations specialists install 5G antennas on a tower site in Nebraska. See what it takes to build a 5G network from the ground up.
The first prototype of the Gogo X3, the LRU that enables 5G, was built and reviewed by our internal team of experts. To enable 5G for business aviation we can look at a simple equation: AVANCE L5 + Gogo X3 (the 5G LRU) + 2 MB13s (the aircraft antennas) = Gogo 5G.
Come fly with Gogo and get a sneak peek at some testing of our new 5G air-to-ground network and testing of the MB13 antenna.
At NBAA-BACE 2021, we announced that Jet Edge will be our Gogo 5G launch customer with plans to upgrade 50 of their aircraft to Gogo 5G over a 2-year period.
We announced that Duncan Aviation is working on the completion of the first-article Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Gogo 5G system on more than 30 aircraft models.
The 5G antenna, MB13, successfully completed the DO-160G Qualification Test. This test allows the antenna to be used for flight testing on certification aircraft and puts us one step closer to STC approval.
The Gogo 5G nationwide network is now being deployed. To close out 2021, we passed a major milestone by completing construction of our 7-site 5G network testbed -- on schedule and on budget.
Full build-out begins as Gogo's expert network teams are now installing, testing and activating the full 150-tower 5G nationwide network. Follow progress from now until launch on our 5G network map.
Gogo has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA to begin installing its 5G aircraft antenna.
The Gogo X3, the LRU that enables 5G, successfully completed the RTCA DO-160 Qualification Test. This milestone enables the LRU to be used for flight testing on certification aircraft and puts us one step closer to STC approval.
Gogo's 75th 5G tower installation goes online, bringing us to 50% completion of our nationwide 5G network. The Gogo 5G network buildout remains on budget and on schedule to launch in the second half of 2022.
Gogo proudly announces NFL quarterback Russell Wilson as its Gogo 5G brand ambassador. Wilson will be one of the first to install Gogo 5G on an aircraft.
“I’m excited to join the Gogo team and help others take part in the Gogo 5G network, which will change the travel experience for good.”
— Russell Wilson
Gogo completes construction of its 150th 5G tower and celebrates this momentous achievement at NBAA-BACE. This marks the completion of our Gogo 5G nationwide network and kicks off the 5G inflight revolution.
The Gogo 5G network is progressing quickly and we continue to hit our major milestones on time. Check back here for updates or sign up at the top of the page to get progress notifications and be the first to know when 5G is ready for launch.
Gogo AVANCE L5 is the platform system you'll need to leverage Gogo's end-to-end 5G network when it launches. But the best part is that AVANCE L5 not only gets you ready for 5G, it gives you incredible connectivity right now -- streaming-capable 4G inflight Wi-Fi, on-demand inflight entertainment, connectivity control tools, and much more.
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