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Gogo expands IFC over Canada

April 25, 2023

By Chris Forrester

In-Flight Communications (IFC) specialist Gogo Business Aviation has expanded its coverage over Canada for business aircraft operators and owners.

“Building on our nationwide network in the contiguous US, 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/COO. “We have been planning for this and I know our network deployment and field operations teams are ready to execute.”

Gogo says its 5G service is expected to deliver ~25 Mbps on average, with peak speeds in the 75-80 Mb/s range, and thus “placing power in the passenger’s hand to use data-heavy interactive services like video conferencing, live TV, and gaming with lower latency and higher throughput”.

Aligning with Gogo’s software-centric approach to technology design, Gogo 5G leverages Gogo’s AVANCE platform system with its multi-bearer capability, allowing customers to realize their inflight connectivity investments now, while establishing an easy upgrade path to Gogo 5G and Gogo’s global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) solution in the future, says the company.

Following the successful critical design review of the 5G chip earlier this year, Gogo 5G service is expected to launch commercially in Q4 2023, with completion of the network expansion into Canada in 2024.

As of December 31st 2022, Gogo reported 3,279 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,935 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,475 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed.

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