Ligado, Topcon reach cooperation agreement

Ligado Networks has entered into a cooperation agreement with Topcon Positioning Systems, an important development toward building an advanced network to serve critical American infrastructure, the company said.

As a result of this collaborative effort, Topcon has filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging approval of Ligado´s proposal to modify its spectrum licenses to enable ground-based services on its mid-band spectrum.

The agreement with Topcon, a leading manufacturer of high-precision GNSS devices, is a step forward in the process to resolve differences among GNSS device manufacturers over Ligado´s proposed use of spectrum for ground-based wireless services in the L-Band.

A key tenet of the agreement with Topcon requires the parties to coordinate on operating parameters and deployment plans as Ligado rolls out its terrestrial network.

Ligado Networks is readying an advanced satellite-terrestrial network that will provide pervasive, highly secure, and ultra-reliable connectivity to critical industries.