Satellite Services

The unique capabilities of our satellite-based network enable the deployment of a variety of mobile communications for Government and Enterprise users on land, in the air, and at sea. Through partnerships with innovative service and technology providers, Ligado Networks offers efficient, reliable, low latency communications that extend beyond the reach of terrestrial networks today.

Our network provides terrestrial operators and solution providers with a coverage augmentation option as well as the ability to provide mobile service when terrestrial networks are damaged, congested or degraded.

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Ligado SkyTerra 1 Satellite

Ligado Networks provides ubiquitous coverage throughout North America over one of the most powerful L-band commercial satellites ever built. The high-powered SkyTerra 1 satellite enables transmissions to small fixed and mobile devices by using a 22-meter reflector-based antenna—the largest satellite reflector to be put into service on a commercial satellite, bringing higher data throughputs to smaller devices.

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MSAT Solutions

Ligado Networks owns and operates the MSAT Push-To-Talk and Telephony Voice service. This network provides access to national and regional SMART Talk Groups which enable critical interoperable communications among homeland security officials, law enforcement, emergency responders, and public safety officials from various departments and agencies across the United States.

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M2M Solutions

Enablement of real-time location based services, remote monitoring and management of fixed and mobile assets, and visibility into critical areas of an organization’s operations.

Low-latency, secure data communications for:

  • Mobile asset tracking
  • Fleet management and telematics
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Oil, gas, and water pipeline flow monitoring
  • Power distribution and transmission monitoring
Police officer using Push-to-Talk and Telephony Voice services to respong to an emergency

Voice Solutions

Ligado Networks enables interoperable mission critical Push-to-Talk and Telephony Voice services that meet the needs of:

  • Emergency first responders and law enforcement agencies during emergencies and in disaster recovery situations
  • Mobile workers who require voice connectivity outside terrestrial network coverage for safety purposes and efficiency of operation
  • Fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilots and ground-based personnel to improve safety and coordination
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Broadcast Data Solutions

The SkyTerra 1 satellite offers the ability to broadcast data more efficiently and with a broader reach than over traditional terrestrial networks. Content such as weather updates, emergency alerts, and Over-the-Air (OTA) software and firmware updates to mobile and fixed device platforms can be broadcast simultaneously across North America.

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GPS Augmentation Solutions

Mobile precision GPS receivers obtain positioning and timing information with highly improved accuracy utilizing our SkyTerra 1 satellite.

Satellite Partners

Ligado Networks offers services through a network of technology and service partners. Services are sold on a wholesale basis and are not sold directly to end users, providing for competitive service offerings with no channel conflict. Ligado continues to seek leading-edge communications, technology and service companies that would like to join us in developing innovative business opportunities to address existing and emerging markets in the government, enterprise and consumer sectors.

  • ViaSat
  • CalAmp
  • Network Innovations
  • InfoSat Communications
  • International Satellite Services, Inc.
  • Inmosat
  • Astrum Satelital
  • Dial Tone Services