Mid-Band Spectrum Accelerates 5G Deployments

Lower mid-band spectrum delivers the perfect combination of coverage and capacity that next-generation networks demand. Advantages of Ligado’s nationwide licensed mid-band spectrum include:

  • Ideal Location – Sits in the 1.5 GHz and 1.6 GHz bands known as L-Band, which means it can travel farther and support data traffic growth, making it the ideal spectrum for 5G.
  • Superior Propagation – Because of its superior propagation characteristics, L-Band spectrum supports strong indoor and outdoor coverage as well as cost-efficient deployment by leveraging existing macro cell sites.
  • Coverage Advantage – As new technologies get introduced for 5G network deployments, there are compelling benefits for network operators to combine Ligado’s spectrum with 2 GHz to 6 GHz spectrum to overcome the coverage and performance limitations that exist with higher frequency spectrum.
  • Accelerates 5G Deployments – Network operators combining L-Band with higher frequency spectrum will be able to deploy 5G faster at lower costs and with higher network performance, enabling them to accelerate the transition from 4G to 5G.


5G Ready

Ligado is making swift progress to prepare its L-Band spectrum for 5G, including standardizing the spectrum bands through 3GPP. We’re also working closely with ecosystem partners like device-makers, chipset vendors, base station vendors and other ecosystem suppliers to help ensure a wide array of hardware is compatible with the L–Band.

Consumers and businesses deserve a wireless ecosystem that leverages every spectrum resource available. Deploying the L-Band in 5G networks ensures they receive it.