Gogo 5G Milestone Tracker

We've created this interactive timeline so you can follow along as Gogo checks off critical milestones on our path to launching business aviation's first true end-to-end 5G network covering 100% of the contiguous United States (followed quickly by our launch in portions of Canada and Alaska).

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October 2019

  • Gogo announces 5G partners at NBAA-BACE 2019

    At the 2019 NBAA-BACE, we announced our commitment to building the latest technological advancement for connectivity in aviation: 5G. Watch the panel discussion to understand how 5G benefits business aviation.

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January 2020

  • Gogo 5G base station design complete

    Get a closer look at the disruptive technology used to power 5G for business aviation and what goes into the architecture of a high-performing air-to-ground network.

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March 2020

  • Gogo installs 5G core hardware in data center

    Gogo has worked with Cisco for the last decade to innovate inflight connectivity and they’re our trusted partner as we deploy 5G. Learn why we partnered with Cisco to support our data center and 5G core.

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June 2020

  • Gogo 5G aircraft antenna prototypes ready

    Airborne antennas are the first and last point of contact with the aircraft itself, making it mission-critical for the performance of inflight connectivity. Learn how Gogo collaborated with FIRST RF Corporation to build the best-in-class antenna for 5G in business aviation.

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October 2020

  • Gogo 5G base station tower antenna prototypes ready

    5G antennas aren't just on the aircraft, there are also 5G base station tower antennas that need to be built and added to the network. The prototypes were reviewed and approved for use on the base station network towers. 

October 2020

  • 5G aircraft provisioning begins with AVANCE L5

    At NBAA-VBACE 2020, we shared how business aviation operators could provision aircraft for 5G with AVANCE L5. A big milestone was achieved as we developed initial prototypes of the 5G aircrad and demonstrated Gogo X3.

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February 2021

  • Successful end-to-end call with Gogo SIM

    Gogo successfully performed an end-to-end call using a 5G SIM card, from the onboard equipment to the cell site, through the data center to the internet, and back.

June 2021

  • First installation of 5G antennas on a tower

    Testing and validation begins as Gogo network operations specialists install 5G antennas on a tower site in Nebraska. See what it takes to build a 5G network from the ground up. 

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June 2021

  • Gogo X3 prototype built

    The first prototype of the Gogo X3, the LRU that enables 5G, was built and reviewed by our internal team of experts. To enable 5G for business aviation we can look at a simple equation: AVANCE L5 + Gogo X3 (the 5G LRU) + 2 MB13s (the aircraft antennas) = Gogo 5G.

August 2021

  • Gogo 5G aircraft antenna test flight

    Come fly with Gogo and get a sneak peek at some testing of our new 5G air-to-ground network and testing of the MB13 antenna.

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The Gogo 5G network is progressing quickly and we continue to hit our major milestones on time. Check back here for updates or sign up at the top of the page to get progress notifications and be the first to know when 5G is ready for launch.

How can you get ready today for Gogo 5G?

Gogo AVANCE L5 is the platform system you'll need to leverage Gogo's end-to-end 5G network when it launches. But the best part is that AVANCE L5 not only gets you ready for next-gen 5G, it gives you incredible connectivity right now -- streaming-capable 4G inflight Wi-Fi, on-demand inflight entertainment, connectivity control tools, and much more.

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