DragonWave is to supply microwave solutions for backhaul connectivity as part of in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo‘s ongoing expansion efforts. Gogo has equipped more than 2,000 commercial aircraft and more than 6,500 business jets with its exclusive online solutions so far.
The DragonWave Horizon Quantum and Horizon Compact+ radios offer the performance parameters for linking Gogo’s remote tower locations back into a wired network.
“Our requirements are unique in that we needed to find a cost effective, reliable and quick solution to link our customers back into a wired network from our remotely positioned towers,” said Anand Chari, Gogo’s chief technology officer.
“We’ve selected DragonWave, as we’ve had a strong relationship with them over the past few years and have had reliable performance, service and support of the company’s products, which, in turn, has helped us provide a reliable quality of service to our inflight customers.”
DragonWave’s links are designed into the Gogo network by Future Technologies Venture, LLC. Delivering up to 4 Gbps per link, Horizon Quantum split-mount system provides dual-channel capability and high spectral efficiency, capacity, and nodal intelligence, while occupying only half a rack unit and consuming the lowest power per bit of any solution today.
Horizon Compact+ integrates a radio and modem into a single outdoor unit that delivers more capacity per channel than any other all-outdoor microwave system currently available.
“We’ve enjoyed helping support the unique vision Gogo is pursuing to provide airline travelers around the world with dependable inflight entertainment services,” said Peter Allen, DragonWave president and CEO. “Probably the best compliment one gets from a customer is repeat business, and we’re committed to help Gogo succeed as they expand their business of connecting passengers to the Internet at 30,000 feet."