Advanced Television


Ligado, Omnispace merge satellite licences

Ligado Networks and Omnispace have signed an MOU to combine their respective licensed mobile satellite services (MSS) spectrum to enable what they claim will be the world’s most capable space-based, direct-to-device (D2D) solutions for global voice, text and data connectivity. The pair say that this means they will create large blocks of satellite spectrum in […]

February 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ligado under threat from US senators

Ligado Networks is planning a US terrestrial wireless system using L-band (1526-1536 MHz) and is hoping to start services on or after September 30th this year. However, there are allegations that its service is potentially interfering with GPS signals. London-based Inmarsat has some potentially valuable agreements with Ligado which uses Inmarsat spectrum over the US. […]

August 23, 2022

Ligado raises $3.85bn for terrestrial L-band

Ligado Networks has raised $3.85 billion in fresh capital from investors including JPMorgan Chase. Ligado Networks, formerly known as LightSquared has a spectrum “sharing” agreement in place which requires it to pay significant sums to Inmarsat every year. The FCC, back in April, unanimously approved Ligado’s plan to deploy a terrestrial network in the US […]

October 28, 2020By Chris Forrester