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SkyFive provides a complete A2G solution, consisting of the A2G network, the A2G terminal, and the A2G backend systems.
The A2G network consists of base stations and a centralized core network. One base station typically covers the airspace within a 100km radius and supplies up to 100 Mbit/s per aircraft, with a roadmap to 1 Gbit/s. We leverage standard 4G/5G products and complement those with purpose-built A2G components. Our patented software algorithms ensure that aircraft can reliably connect even at high speeds, at high altitudes, and across long ranges.
Our partner Thales was the first to implement an A2G terminal based on the SkyFive algorithms. The terminal consists of one or two palm-sized antennas mounted under the aircraft belly, and one or two remote radio heads and a baseband unit inside the aircraft. In contrast to satellite systems the additional fuel consumption caused by the A2G terminal is negligible. Its small size and low weight allows equipping also smaller aircraft with it, including business jets.
As an A2G specialist, and based on our extensive experience from building the European Aviation Network, SkyFive provides the full range of professional services including planning, implementation, commercial launch, continuous optimization, and managed services. In addition, SkyFive offers business consulting, with a focus on quantitative market research, business case modeling, and service pricing.
Key features of the SkyFive A2G solution
Solution white paper
Solution overview for non-technical readers
Spectrum white paper
Specifics of the A2G Radio Frequency spectrum
UAV connectivity white paper
Wireless connectivity options for drones