Today, one of the first things a passenger getting on a business flight looks for is whether the aircraft has Wi-Fi onboard. Assuming it does, a key consideration beyond the connection is how well the in-cabin Wi-Fi technology supports and manages multiple connections to the same Wi-Fi network from other passenger devices onboard. Without the right technology, the in-cabin “airspace” can become congested when supporting higher-demand online activities – such as streaming video or voice applications.
To accommodate these increasing demands on inflight Wi-Fi networks and to help you better manage the in-cabin connectivity experience, we offer dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service with our Gogo AVANCE™ inflight connectivity and entertainment solutions. The availability of two Wi-Fi radio frequencies (2.4GHz and 5GHz) provides up to three cabin Wi-Fi networks that are configurable to access one or both of the radio frequencies.
The additional availability of the 5GHz frequency provides greater throughput than the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio and operates in a less congested frequency band. When both bands are used concurrently it can provide a better cabin environment for streaming, ultimately delivering an improved user experience even as more devices connect. Additionally, two Wi-Fi frequencies offer greater flexibility in configuring dedicated networks for flight operations and passenger usage.
Here’s a quick view of the main differences between the two radio frequencies, with some additional detail on how you can choose to connect to the channels based on in-cabin online activities.
Each Gogo AVANCE inflight connectivity and entertainment solution offers dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service:
If you’re ready to learn more, connect with a Gogo inflight connectivity consultant. We’re ready to answer your questions and help you make the right investment specific to your inflight Wi-Fi needs.
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