Multiple Solutions are a Must
Gogo uses a variety of advanced technologies to keep people connected in air. As a company, Gogo is technology agnostic – whether it’s our exclusive Air-To-Ground (ATG) system or satellite-based solution.
There’s no one-solution-fits-all approach. Just as certain routes are better served by certain aircraft types, the technology that’s ideal for one aircraft may not be the best option for another. That’s why Gogo offers a suite of technologies — so our airline partners can find the right solution for their fleet, their passengers, and their future.
- Air-to-Ground (ATG): With a proven track record of performance, reliability, and scalability, Gogo’s ATG-based service will continue to provide a rich user experience for connected travelers by featuring 3G wireless utilizing EV-DO Rev. A.
- ATG-4: Gogo’s ATG-4 service will significantly enhance the existing ATG network and improve per aircraft capacity by approximately four times current performance through the addition of Directional Antenna, Dual Modem, and EV-DO Rev. B technologies. This new platform is backwards compatible and allows for upgrades to existing ATG systems through low cost retrofits.
- Ka-band satellite: Gogo was named a service provider for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress™ satellite service in November, 2011. Inmarsat has also selected Gogo’s business aviation, as a distribution partner for the business and government aviation markets.
- Ku-band satellite: Gogo announced in May, 2012 that it will partner with satellite equipment provider, AeroSat, to bring a Ku-satellite solution to commercial airlines. Ku satellite technology allows Gogo to offer airlines connectivity services that extend beyond the United States, including transoceanic routes, and serves the needs of some of our airlines partners in the near-term until Inmarsat’s
Global Xpress Ka-satellite service becomes available.
- Ground to Orbit (GTO): GTO is a proprietary hybrid technology that combines the best aspects of existing satellite technologies with Gogo's Air to Ground network. This technology uses satellite for recieve only and Gogo's Air to Ground network for the return link to the ground. Gogo GTO offers peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps or more to aircraft flying throughout North America.
- 2Ku: Gogo's newest technology will utilize the same low-profile antennas as GTO, however, instead of utilizing Gogo's Air to Ground solution for the return link to the ground, 2Ku will have two low-profile, high efficiency Ku-band satellite antennas. The new technology will deliver peak speeds to the aircraft of more than 70 Mbps. The new service will be available in the second half of 2015.
- SwiftBroadband: SwiftBroadband is Inmarsat's latest generation of service for near -global access for light Internet, email and Corporate VPN access and voice. Faster, lighter and more affordable than previous global technology, it makes in-flight connectivity a reality for virtually any business aircraft.
Business Aviation Technologies: For the business aviation market, Gogo currently offers three different in-flight technologies, including Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (satellite), Gogo Biz™ (ATG) and recently announced ATG-4 for business aviation.