Ligado secures 3GPP approval for L-band 5G specifications

22 Jun 2021

Ligado Networks has confirmed that it has received approvals from 3GPP – the wireless industry’s global standard-setting body – for new technical specifications that will enable its L-band spectrum to be deployed in 5G networks. The telco says that the approvals ‘mark a crucial step in Ligado’s expansion of the L-Band vendor ecosystem and its efforts to deploy new mid-band spectrum in 5G networks in the US.’ Ligado is currently developing a 5G Mobile Private Network Solution designed to serve the energy, manufacturing, health care, transportation and other critical infrastructure sectors.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Ligado – which emerged from ill-fated open-access 4G start-up LightSquared in February 2016 – was belatedly given the go-ahead by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to utilise its L-band spectrum for 5G in April 2020.

United States, Ligado Networks (formerly LightSquared)