“We also will be building customized, private networks on licensed spectrum. And that’s where it’s different. So, there’s customized, private networks today, but it’s enterprises that need that control over their own network, and out of necessity they’ve gone out and built it themselves using unlicensed spectrum. They don’t do it because they want to become network designers and operators, they do it because they want to have control over their infrastructure. They want to customize it for their own needs,” Smith said. “That’s where we come in. We have the expertise, we can offer turnkey services to build custom private networks and what’s really different is that you can do it on licensed spectrum,” the midband spectrum Ligado expects the FCC to soon release.
“Then we also bring in a platform. And the platform I would describe as everything we put around it. So, the services we put around it, including this satellite service,” Smith added. “The satellite itself is unique and it’s different and it enables lots of applications.”
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