LightSquared has announced that Qualcomm is integrating L-Band LTE technology in its mainstream chipset roadmap. Qualcomm has also developed an advanced satellite air interface technology called EGAL (Enhanced Geostationary Air Link), which enables the satellite mode of operation in mobile devices. Qualcomm is adding L-Band LTE/and EGAL to standard Qualcomm products, including its MDM9600 chipset – the world’s first LTE multi-mode solution.
“We are pleased to collaborate with LightSquared,” said Peggy Johnson, EVP of the Americas and India, Qualcomm, in a statement. “Device manufacturers will be able to use our latest MDM9600 chipsets to create integrated cellular-satellite products that are similar to today’s typical mobile devices in terms of size, capabilities, and build costs.”
LightSquared also announced that Nokia will provide branded, data-centric products for LightSquared customers in support of Nokia Siemens Networks’ infrastructure build-out for LightSquared’s network.