LightSquared's Proposed 4G Network Gets a Smart Grid Customer

LightSquared, a company with plans to build a nationwide Long Term Evolution wireless network has found its first customer in Airspan Networks, a provider of connectivity to utilities for their smart grid efforts. Airspan said it will resell some of LightSquared's 1.4 GHz spectrum.…

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LightSquared's Planned LTE Network May Never Shine

It’s no secret that I’m skeptical of Harbinger Capital Partners and LightSquared’s chances when it comes to building a brand-new 4G wireless network, but after speaking last week with Nokia Siemens Network, which has a $7 billion contract to build out the network, my doubts remain.…

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Harbinger Hires Orange Exec to Run Proposed LTE Network: Report

Harbinger Capital partners has reportedly hired Sanjiv Ahuja, the former chief executive of Orange, the wireless unit of France Telecom, to run its planned Long Term Evolution wireless network. The private equity firm wants to construct a next-generation wireless network using both satellite and terrestrial components.…

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