Below is a excerpt from a whitepaper written by Bruce R. Elbert of Application Technology Strategy, L.L.C. – “Aeronautical Broadband for Commercial Aviation: Evaluating the 2Ku Solution”
Broadband Internet service is now available on many commercial flights across North America and throughout the globe. It draws heavily from the terrestrial wireless industry as well as the established resources of some of the largest satellite providers who have been in business for 30 years of more. Gogo has selected a technology solution called 2Ku that is exclusively available to Gogo from its developer, ThinKom.
From an operational perspective, 2Ku is favored in achieving the objectives of aeronautical broadband service in commercial aviation:
• Highest gain/efficiency over current state-of-the-art antennas
• Immune to skew angle phenomenon experienced during flight periods
• Compatible with existing Ku band satellites as well as the new generation of High Throughput Satellites
• Economical, rugged design
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