RESTON, Va., August 8, 2011 - LightSquared™, the nation’s first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, and ClearTalk Wireless, a leading provider of flat-rate wireless phone services in the Southwest and West, have entered into a 4G bilateral roaming agreement.
This agreement will provide ClearTalk with a nationwide 4G-LTE network that will enable the company to offer advanced broadband services to their customers. Additionally, LightSquared’s integrated satellite network will provide connectivity in rural communities in states served by ClearTalk, including Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
“ClearTalk is committed to providing our customers with the latest in high-speed broadband services,” said ClearTalk chief executive officer Kevin Beierschmitt. “This agreement extends a national, reliable, state-of-the-art 4G-LTE network throughout the ClearTalk service area. Our customers deserve great broadband services, and we are delivering these services to them.”
“We are thrilled to partner with ClearTalk to deliver advanced 4G-LTE and satellite services to their rapidly growing subscriber base,” said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. “A growing number of operators such as ClearTalk are leveraging LightSquared’s wholesale-only nationwide network to attract new subscribers in both Tier 2 and underserved areas with reasonable rates and innovative services.”
LightSquared’s mission is to revolutionize the U.S. wireless industry. With the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage, LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, wherever they are in the United States. As a wholesale-only operator, LightSquared will deploy an open 4G wireless broadband network to be used by existing and new service providers to sell their own devices, applications and services – at a competitive cost and without retail competition from LightSquared. The deployment and operation of LightSquared’s network represent more than $14 billion of private investment over the next eight years. For more information about LightSquared, please go to www.LightSquared.com, www.facebook.com/LightSquared and www.twitter.com/LightSquared.
About Flat Wireless, LLC dba ClearTalk
FLAT WIRELESS, LLC was created by a group of investors holding a common belief that wireless sales and services should be simple for the customer. In November of 2007, Flat Wireless was organized and chose to offer products and services under the ClearTalk Brand. The company currently offers reliable and affordable unlimited wireless service with no credit check, no deposit, no annual contract and truly unlimited anytime minute flat-rate pricing plans with no additional taxes or fees. Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas were launched in August of 2008. In May of 2009 Wichita Falls, Texas was launched and Midland, Odessa, San Angelo and Abilene, Texas followed in August of 2009. In January of 2010 ClearTalk formally launched in Colorado, Arizona and California. Flat Wireless has approximately 2 million licensed pops and approximately 1.9 million covered pops in all its market areas.
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