Clay Dillow reports that LightSquared will be providing 4G LTE mobile broadband from a satellite, SkyTerra 1, that was successfully launched around the middle of this month. A second one will be launched in 2011. The satellites will augment LightSquared’s ground coverage.
Link: PopSci. Thanks to Rich Eiswerth for the tip.
David Gardner says that it plans to offer service at only “300 kbps, though there are plans to provide high-speed LTE service in some selected areas.” Link: Information Week. In another article, Gardner says that LightSquared’s terrestrial LTE network is more ambitious -- “40,000 cellular base stations that will cover 92% of the U.S. population by 2015.” Link: Information Week. --Dennis