The days of having to put effort into getting online are long gone. Large parts of the current population only know connectivity as something you do on your smartphone. They will never have the “joy” of connecting using a modem, or keeping your fingers crossed during an evening connectivity session where you had to hope that there were enough open lines on the bulletin board to answer your call.
These developments have made connectivity much easier for the end user, but making this connectivity a reality has in many cases actually become more complex than ever. Whether the connection is established through 3G, 4G or airplane Wi-Fi, there are a lot of steps using extremely complex equipment that all need to work perfectly to get a reliable connection between a device and the Internet.
With Gogo 2Ku, our customers are traveling at over 1000Km/h at around 39,000 feet in a metal tube trying to pinpoint a satellite 36,000 kilometers away.
Just how far does data have to travel at home versus on the go, or in the sky before a signal is established? The answer depends on a lot of different things including distance to signal from device, differences in speed (Fixed vs. Moving target), geography, the number of steps in the connectivity path, and the length of the connectivity path itself. Enjoy this entertaining and educational infographic below to understand how we make 2Ku the best possible choice for truly global streaming capable in-flight broadband.