RESTON, VA. April 12, 2019 – Ligado Networks CEO Doug Smith issued the following statement in response to President Trump and Chairman Pai’s announcement at the White House today:
“Today, the Administration made it clear that winning the race to 5G is a top priority and is essential to our country’s economic and national security. President Trump and Chairman Pai deserve substantial credit for the additional steps they announced to free up more spectrum resources this year that will undoubtedly advance the nation’s innovation and dominance in the mobile economy.
“A 5G world holds the promise of thousands of American jobs, a more reliable 21st Century transportation system, cutting-edge medical care and safer, more modern communities. Today’s announcement of the largest spectrum auction in American history brings us one step closer to making 5G an American success story. The President called for a ‘private sector-driven and private sector-led’ approach, and we agree key to this is innovation and investment in America’s mid-band spectrum and wireless cell site infrastructure. We stand ready to deploy our mid-band spectrum alongside the rest of the wireless ecosystem to help make 5G our reality.
“We are confident that with Chairman Pai leading the Administration’s charge to free up additional spectrum, we will unlock America’s superiority in 5G technology, unleash the power of American innovation, and ensure America’s global leadership.”
About Ligado Networks
Making connections is Ligado’s core mission. Our vision is to modernize American infrastructure by connecting the Industrial Internet of Things. With our current state-of-the-art satellite technology and plans to deploy Custom Private Networks for the businesses that keep this country running, we’re paving the way for future innovations.
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