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  • “Enabling LightSquared’s mid-band frequencies to be utilized for mobile broadband could be tremendously useful to our members and very beneficial to American consumers. Competitive carriers long for additional spectrum to support growing consumer demand and the next generation of wireless applications. Given the experience and expertise of the company’s new leadership team, LightSquared seems more than prepared to finally putting this spectrum to good use." –Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of Competitive Carriers Association
  • “An estimated 350 additional megahertz of spectrum will be needed in the next five years to meet the growth of wireless broadband. The move by the Commission to make full use of greenfield mid-band spectrum such as LightSquared’s is an important step toward meeting that goal. U.S. consumers, businesses and the wireless ecosystem at-large stand to benefit significantly by the Commission’s action enabling greater economic use of LightSquared’s spectrum holdings.” –Dr. Thomas M. Lenard, Ph.D, President & Senior Fellow of Technology Policy Institute
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VIASAT L-BAND MANAGED SERVICE VIA LIGHTSQUARED

ViaSat and LightSquared have joined forces to deliver a unique ecosystem designed to deliver broadcast and multicast data transport and embedded voice services over a highly secure network for a broad range of land, maritime and aviation applications. The service combines the power of LightSquared’s state-of-the-art SkyTerra 1 L-band satellite with ViaSat’s secure, all-IP, true packet-switched satellite technology.

A key differentiator for the L-band Managed Service, ViaSat has demonstrated 1 Mbps throughput over LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 satellite to small terminals in both fixed locations and mobile applications at speeds up to 65 mph.

More than 3,100 fixed-site M2M and airborne terminals operate over ViaSat’s enhanced worldwide L-band network using LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 satellite capacity. ViaSat’s mobile satellite services (MSS) network uses an innovative L-band waveform optimized for high capacity communications that provide highly secure, reliable and rugged satellite-based global services for government, enterprise and commercial users.


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LightSquared has been delivering mobile satellite voice and data services to North America since 1995 over its MSAT-1 and MSAT-2 satellites.

Today hundreds of thousands of devices operate using the LightSquared SkyTerra 1 satellite, providing reliable, ubiquitous coverage primarily for public safety, security, fleet management and asset tracking.

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