By: MIKE DANO,
Gogo, which sells Internet services to airlines, said it will build a high-tech 5G network using equipment from a set of US-based vendors. Specifically, the company said Cisco (based in California), Airspan (based in Florida) and First RF (based in Colorado) would provide all the major elements for a nationwide 5G network that’s expected to launch in 2021.
“When we announced we were going to build a 5G network for aviation, we stated that we would leverage the expertise of U.S.-based companies to help us bring it to life,” Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation, said in a release. “The three partners we’re announcing today are on the leading edge of wireless network technology and together we will bring the most capable network and systems in aviation.”