LightSquared names chipset, device suppliers

in News, LightSquared, Nokia, Qualcomm, LTE

Qualcomm is integrating L-Band LTE technology in its mainstream chipset roadmap according to a statment from LightSquared. 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.

LightSquared also announced that Nokia will provide branded, data-centric products for LightSquared customers in support of Nokia Siemens Networks' infrastructure build-out for LightSquared’s network.

Two another suppliers AnyDATA and BandRich have been selected by LightSquared to provide embedded modules, USB data modems, and other devices which will launch during the second half of 2011. 

The LightSquared network, anticipated to consist of approximately 40,000 cellular base stations, is expected to cover 92 percent of the U.S. population by the end of 2015.

Both companies LightSquared & Nokia Siemens Networks have begun initial operations to build the network including site acquisitions and the development of LTE base station equipment.

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