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Press Releases | February 16, 2017

Ligado Networks President and CEO Doug Smith and Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Valerie Green Issue Statements on Federal Report on GPS Compatibility

Report completes the technical evaluation of how Ligado proposes to use its spectrum for ground-based services.

RESTON, Va., February 16, 2017 – Ligado Networks President and Chief Executive Officer Doug Smith and Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Valerie Green issued the following statements today on a comprehensive report from top federal engineers and scientists at the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) that addresses the compatibility of GPS devices with LTE signals in adjacent spectrum bands.

“Ligado is planning to deploy an advanced satellite and ground-based network that will offer unprecedented performance for the emerging 5G and industrial IoT markets. This report completes the technical evaluation of how Ligado proposes to use its spectrum for ground-based services, and is the last in a long line of testing by multiple stakeholders. The regulatory decision-makers now have the information they need to make this 35 MHz of vital mid-band spectrum available to serve critical American infrastructure needs and deliver substantial economic benefits to our nation,” said Doug Smith, Ligado Networks’ President and CEO.

“We’re very pleased that NASCTN has issued its report on the compatibility of GPS devices with LTE deployed in adjacent bands. We look forward to reviewing fully this comprehensive and extensive collection of data, and an initial review indicates that this data supports the conclusion reached by the major GPS companies over the last 14 months: A Ligado network built to the specifications proposed in the pending Federal Communications Commission application can operate alongside GPS devices without harming the performance of GPS,” said Valerie Green, Ligado Networks’ Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

To view the NASCTN report, please click here.

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