Our plan is to combine the benefits of satellite coverage with the capacity of a ground-based network. The result would be next-generation connectivity that is pervasive, highly secure and ultra-reliable for our customer base of critical industries: transportation, public safety and energy.

Supporting Mission-Critical Internet of Things

While mobile networks move towards 5G, next-generation innovation – particularly in the emerging IoT market – can be enabled today with the deployment of advanced networks. Thanks to a combination of technological advancements as well as engineering and commercial breakthroughs, there is an immediate opportunity to expand combined satellite and ground uses of mid-band spectrum – the frequencies between 1500 MHz and 1700 MHz – while protecting important existing users. Mid­-band spectrum represents a prime, greenfield opportunity to meet the needs of these next-generation mobile networks.


Ligado’s Advanced Satellite-Terrestrial Network

Unique Satellite System

Unique Satellite System

No other L-band commercial communications satellite in North America has the capability of our SkyTerra 1 satellite. Ligado’s spectrum characteristics are well-suited to deliver a unique network that serves mission-critical IoT and the emerging 5G market.

We want to improve existing capabilities to fill a need for our customer base of critical industries that make up the American infrastructure. That’s especially important for things that move, such as trains, planes and automobiles, and where reliable service is crucial for safety.

Midband Spectrum

Midband Spectrum

Regardless of what part of the satellite-terrestrial network is used, its advanced capabilities always can be accessed thanks to the seamless connectivity enabled by utilizing mid­-band spectrum.

For example, using the same mid-band spectrum would allow an in-flight helicopter taking advantage of satellite connectivity at higher altitudes to also access terrestrial elements of the network when closer to the ground.

Customizable Ground Network

Customizable Ground Network

Because they are purpose­-built, extremely flexible and designed to meet specific customer requirements, custom networks deliver seamlessly connected, ultra-reliable and highly secure services.

Business and government customers have the opportunity to work with Ligado to install custom network sites at the exact ground locations where additional bandwidth is needed. These sites would enhance Ligado’s “always­-on” satellite coverage at higher altitudes and in remote areas.

Precision Location, Security and Reliability

Precision Location, Security and Reliability

Ligado’s advanced satellite-terrestrial network will lead to expanded deployments of new technologies that can take advantage of a network that provides high­-precision location down to centimeters, end­-to-end security, and ultra-reliable mobile connectivity.

The "Best of Both Worlds" Network

Evolving the Ligado satellite network into a model that integrates ground-based connectivity is a “best of both worlds” approach that increases network capacity and supports higher speeds.

Ligado’s advanced network will provide seamless connectivity no matter what part of the network is utilized. Our all­-IP architecture will ensure effective delivery of high­-quality services over both narrowband and broadband channels. Our terrestrial deployment model will allow Ligado’s partners to design networks customized for their unique requirements.