Global 5G telecommunications standards are overseen by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 3GPP is comprised of partners from Asia, Europe, and the United States. To be 3GPP compliant, you must exceed the performance standards set forth by its members.
Only Gogo 5G is a complete, end-to-end 5G experience that meets every standard.
This 5G standards achievement was attainable for Gogo because we built our 5G network with 5G chipsets, a standalone 5G network core, beamforming antennas, and massive multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) technologies — among other things.
Broadly, here are the categories that define 3GPP’s 5G standards, and how Gogo 5G meets them all.
How much data can be transferred in a certain amount of time.
Gogo 5G can transfer ~25 Mbps on average, peaking at 75-80 Mbps.
Lag time that increases load times, interrupts streaming, and creates choppy calls.
Gogo 5G has almost zero latency.
A network's ability to transfer large amounts of data and handle many users/devices at once.
Gogo 5G allows everyone aboard to use all their devices and stream or transfer data freely.
Quantifying significant improvements over 4G, etc.
Gogo 5G is significantly better than any other inflight Wi-Fi.
A network’s ability to support different spectrum types, bands, and new innovations.
Gogo 5G uses unlicensed and Gogo-owned spectrum with the AVANCE platform built for software-driven improvements.
The ability to use existing network infrastructures and switch to backups.
Gogo 5G has 100% CONUS coverage and seamless backup performance.
25 Mbps average, 75–80 Mbps peak.
Gogo invested in a completely new blade antenna for 5G that packs advanced beamforming and other technologies into an incredibly small, aerodynamic design. It bolts onto the same attachment point as previous antennas, but inside it’s all new.
In practical terms, this governance and technological advancement means that 5G will create a significantly better inflight experience for business aviation passengers.
Consider the differences between 4G and 5G.
On 4G streaming video is doable, but there may be capacity limitations that impact quality.
On Gogo 5G just stream it. There’s enough capacity for modern video demands.
On 4G you can connect multiple devices to your inflight network, but they might gobble up bandwidth.
On Gogo 5G let everyone connect. Your bandwidth doesn’t care.
On 4G best to get your apps and tools updated and ready before you take off.
On Gogo 5G, go ahead and update your devices and services while in flight.
On 4G smart network management lets you do just about everything you do in the office.
On Gogo 5G don’t worry about it. Performance is so good that you’ll probably forget you’re in the air.
Let’s clear the air on one thing.
Gogo is the only company in North America with a complete, certified airborne 5G network, meaning that all components within the network (including onboard equipment) are 5G native.
This matters because it’s the only way to get 5G performance. If you’re talking with other providers about “5G,” challenge them to explain how deep their 5G capabilities run and if they really meet the standards.
Learn more about Gogo 5G, including network deployment and milestone progress, plus how to provision your aircraft with AVANCE L5 today.