A 4G connectivity solution for the business aviation market should be available from Gogo from the beginning of 2017. The Gogo Biz 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac wi-fi service and many other features from a single box. Gogo says Gogo Biz 4G will provide reliable 4G performance and enable streaming video and audio, email with attachments, web browsing, voice service and VPN support.
The service will utilize air-to-ground technology operating on licensed spectrum. There will be service coverage over continental USA and portions of Alaska and Canada. Loyalty programs with trade-in incentives will be available to current Gogo customers wishing to upgrade to Gogo Biz 4G.
“We cracked the code on inflight connectivity many years ago, and we’re excited to continue offering more and more performance to customers,” said John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager. “Gogo Biz 4G is a solution business aircraft operators can count on. It leverages Gogo’s proven air-to-ground network and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft.”
The company’s existing range of Gogo Biz solutions will remain available after Gogo Biz 4G shipments begin.
October 16, 2015