10 years ago, Gogo launched the ATG 5000 connectivity system. At the time, it was state-of-the-art, and to this day it continues to connect thousands of business aviation flights all across the U.S. But at what point does even great technology begin to lose its edge? When is it time to accept that the world around you has changed enough to warrant a change in your technology?
In this blog, we’ll take a look at the past 10 years – from 2010 to 2020 – to explore how the world of Wi-Fi has altered dramatically. You’ll see that everything about people’s online lifestyle is faster, more visual, more “right now” and more data intensive.
Case in point: We don’t read the paper; we watch it. We don’t carry DVDs or a music player; we binge stream episodes and playlists. We don’t just “call in” to meetings, we join with a full video and audio experience. Even work projects are cloud stored and sometimes entirely inaccessible when you’re not connected.
And this reality is the same in the air as it is on the ground. In fact, for business aviation, the need for newer technology is amplified because the stakes are higher for every hour of an executive’s time.
With that said, here’s a quick “then and now” look at the world of Wi-Fi.
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Well, there it is. A clear case that Wi-Fi users – inflight as well as on the ground – are connecting to their personal and professional worlds in vastly different ways than they did just 10 years ago.
For business aviation operators, this then begs the question: If my ATG system doesn’t have enough firepower to handle modern Wi-Fi, what does?
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