Gogo develops next generation ground network to support in-flight connectivity

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has reported it is developing its next generation ground-based technology to serve the connectivity needs of business and commercial aviation in North America, the company said.

The company said the new network will use unlicensed spectrum, a proprietary modem and a new beam-forming antenna to produce peak network speeds of more than 100 mbps. This next generation ground-based network for the aero market will utilize LTE technology and leverage Gogo´s existing first generation North American network and infrastructure of more than 250 towers.

Gogo provides broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry. Gogo has partnerships with 16 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 2,800 commercial aircraft.