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In The News | Fierce Wireless | Colin Gibbs | December 7, 2016

Ligado Inks Pact with GPS Vendor Topcon in Quest to Build 5G Network

Ligado Networks announced an agreement with GPS manufacturer Topcon, removing another barrier as it works to bring a 5G network to market.

Ligado was known as LightSquared until the company rebranded in February after emerging from bankruptcy and settling interference disputes with GPS vendors Deere, Garmin and Trimble. It has also reached a similar agreement with NovAtel. The company hopes to build a next-generation network using its mid-band spectrum for use by third parties.

“After months of testing, analysis and discussion, we are pleased to have reached a resolution with Topcon that provides a path forward for Ligado and ensures protection of all Topcon GNSS (global navigation satellite system) devices,” said Doug Smith, Ligado Networks’ president and chief executive officer, in a press release. “This agreement underscores our ongoing commitment to working collaboratively with companies to find solutions and is further evidence that our planned satellite and ground-based network can peacefully co-exist alongside our spectrum neighbors.”

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