Jet Edge Jumps First in Line for Gogo 5G

 - October 13, 2021, 12:28 PM
(l-r) Andy Geist, Gogo senior v-p of business development; Noel Bahamon, Jet Edge chief marketing officer; and Brian Wilson, senior director of business development for Gogo. (Photo: Gogo)

Jet Edge International plans to upgrade 50 business jets in its large-cabin fleet to Gogo 5G in-flight connectivity and it will be the launch customer for Gogo’s 5G service. Gogo expects its 5G network to become available in the second half of 2022.

The fastest air-to-ground service offered by Gogo, “5G has been designed to deliver high-throughput with very low latency to address the increased demand in data-heavy services and applications in use today, as well as emerging technologies in the future,” the company said.

Gogo is currently building out the 5G network and working on certification programs for airborne hardware.

Like Gogo’s existing air-to-ground network, 5G will cover the contiguous U.S. More than 2,000 aircraft are flying with Gogo’s Avance L5 and L3 systems, and Jet Edge has the L5 system installed in the majority of its fleet. There were 6,036 aircraft equipped with Gogo air-to-ground systems as of June 30.

“Choosing Gogo was an easy decision because of their proven track record of meeting their commitments and delivering the best in-flight connectivity in the industry,” said Jet Edge CEO Bill Papariella. “After a thorough evaluation of other in-flight connectivity services, we chose Gogo 5G—it was the obvious choice and we’re thrilled to offer it to our discerning clients.”