Lightsquared's Satellite System Is A-OK
Lightsquared recently announced that the SkyTerra 1 satellite that it launched in November 2010 has passed the initial batch of testing by Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. Boeing has finished integrating the satellite’s communications systems with the ground segment to fully connect Lightsquared's wireless broadband and satellite network. Lightsquared plans to launch later this year a Long Term Evolution network in order to provide wholesale mobile broadband. With this satellite and ground-based systems together, Lightsquared will cover 90% of the continental U.S. by 2015.