Diverse Device Ecosystem
By providing a completely open wireless broadband network, LightSquared is spurring the development of countless new wireless devices and applications and making them available nationwide. These new multi-featured devices and applications for the LightSquared network will give end users more options. Every day the LightSquared ecosystem is expanding, as manufacturers make their emerging and next generation devices “LightSquared-ready.” The possibilities are countless, and we believe, yet-to-be-imagined.
Mainstream Chipsets From Qualcomm
To enable devices to run on the LightSquared network, Qualcomm is incorporating L-Band LTE technology into its mainstream chipset roadmap. Qualcomm has also developed an advanced satellite air interface technology called EGAL (Enhanced Geostationary Air Link), which enables the satellite mode of operation in mobile devices. Qualcomm is adding L-Band LTE and EGAL to standard Qualcomm products, including its MDM9600™ chipset—the world’s first LTE multi-mode solution. Device manufacturers will be able to use these chipsets to create integrated cellular-satellite products for the LightSquared network that are similar to today’s typical mobile devices in terms of size, capabilities, and build costs.
Smartphones and Tablets From Sharp
Sharp, a worldwide leader in consumer electronic products and solutions, has been selected by LightSquared to provide advanced smartphones and tablets which will operate on its 4G-LTE network. Leveraging leading-edge product solutions, Sharp will incorporate an extensive selection of unique device components, such as Sharp’s advanced LCD panel and camera module, to develop a range of innovative devices for LightSquared’s 4G-LTE network partners.
AnyDATA and BandRich Leverage Chipsets
AnyDATA and BandRich, two leading suppliers of wireless communications technology, have been selected by LightSquared to provide embedded modules, USB data modems, and other devices.
Only the Beginning
USB modems, embedded modules, smartphones and tablets are just a small sampling of the kinds of devices that can be configured to use LightSquared’s open wireless broadband network. LightSquared’s service will expand to include additional innovative next generation devices. By connecting to the LightSquared network, smartphones and tablets will be able to access an array of applications and services, including streaming high-definition video. And there are a number of new products that will connect any WiFi-enabled device, such as a PC, notebook, netbook, eReader or game console, to the LightSquared network, with many more under consideration and development.