LightSquared Contracts Siterra to Manage 4G Network Rollout
[Satellite TODAY 08-16-10] Harbinger Capital subsidiary LightSquared has selected software management firm Siterra to manage the deployment, installation, operation and maintenance of its LTE 4G network, LightSquared announced Aug. 13.
Siterra will utilize its flagship product Siterra Plus to help LightSquared build out the network while providing management visibility on how its capital is being deployed.
In July, Harbinger Capital signed an eight-year, $7 billion contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to build and operate a 4G LTE satellite and mobile broadband network for wireless providers which will rely on satellites and terrestrial spectrum that Harbinger acquired through its $280 million purchase of SkyTerra in March.
According to the terms of LightSquared’s license with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the company’s network must achieve coverage of 100 million customers by the end of 2012, 145 million by the end of 2013 and 260 million by the end of 2015. These coverage rates do not include satellite coverage.
Airspan, LightSquared Partner to Market Wireless Smart Grid Spectrum Satellite Today August 6, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 08-06-10] Airspan Networks, a broadband wireless access solutions provider, signed an agreement with LightSquared to market its 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) wireless spectrum for Smart Grid and Smart Utility applications in the United…
SkyTerra-1 Launch Postponed After Boeing Discovers Technical Glitch Satellite Today July 22, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 07-22-10] SkyTerra Communications, which is now LightSquared after yesterday s $7 billion deal between Harbinger and Nokia, will delay the launch of the $400 million SkyTerra-1 satellite after being notified of a technical…
Harbinger Signs $7 Billion Nokia Deal to build LTE Satellite Broadband Network Satellite Today July 21, 2010
[Satellite TODAY 07-21-10] Harbinger Capital signed an eight-year, $7 billion contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to build and operate a 4G LTE satellite and mobile broadband network for wireless providers, which will rely on satellites and…