09.07.2011 10:45 AM
LightSquared Signs Two More Wholesale Customers

RESTON, VA. and HOUSTON: LightSquared has signed on two more wholesale customers. The startup, which intends to launch the nation’s first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, said the two sign-ups bring its total to 13.

Advanta Technologies, a Texas-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for enterprise customers, entered into a multi-year wholesale agreement with LigthSquared.

Simplexity MVNO Services, located in Reston as is LightSquared, is a a wholly owned subsidiary of wireless solutions provider Simplexity. MVNO Services also entered into a multi-year wholesale agreement with LightSquared. Simplexity MVNO Services is a fully integrated Mobile Virtual Network Enabler which provides end-to-end and customized solutions for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs).

Under this agreement, Simplexity MVNO Services will become a wholesale customer on LightSquared’s 4G-LTE network and will provide voice and high-speed mobile data services that are private branded for its partners that include retailers, e-tailers, OEMs, marketing organizations and affinity groups, as well as other organizations seeking to provide customized wireless solutions to their customers.



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Posted by: Anonymous
Fri, 51-14-2012 06:51 AM Report Comment
Hi, Andy.It is my understanding that the FCC wvaeir is *only* for them to get started on the terrestrial spectrum that they have not the satellite bands. Those satellite frequencies are still subject to further evaluation before commercial service will be allowed on them.One other question: these satellite frequencies have been allocated to the holder (I think it was Skyterra originally) for over 10 or 15 years now and Lightsquared's operational plans were filed for comment a number of years ago. I met with Skyterra over four years ago, for example, where they described their long-term LTE plans.Without knowing the actual interference issues admittedly, it seems to me that one reason that people are only *now* complaining is that Lightsquared is perhaps more real than people had given them credit for. And the competition feels threatened by somebody who could perhaps deploy national coverage far faster than could be done by them (Verizon and AT&T for example) assuming the financing works out, etc.So, my question to you: as a radio expert, have you examined the actual frequencies in detail to see if the interference possibilities are indeed a concern?Thanks!




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