Ligado is preparing to deploy a next-generation satellite and terrestrial network that would provide ultra-reliable and secure connectivity for critical industries. This would be the first of its kind integrated network, and the benefits are undeniable.
For the transportation industry, a reliable, secure and pervasive network could mean better real-time data collected from highway sensors to keep drivers safe, particularly as we move closer toward the age of autonomous driving. It will provide train conductors with better communications and GPS data, ensuring safer crossings, particularly in rural areas with limited coverage today. This network would help in times of natural disaster, with constant, pinpoint-accurate data aiding evacuations and resource mobilization. It could mean the difference between life and death.
Read the full op-ed at The Hill.