SmartSky 4G LTE Air-to-Ground Network Deployment Initiated

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 3 August 2017 – SmartSky Networks, LLC, an aviation communications provider, has initiated deployment of the nation’s first airborne 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) network. Using 60 MHz of spectrum and patented beamforming technology, SmartSky’s network will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of the current industry standard ATG network, and at a lower … Read More

DragonWave Awarded Product and Services Contract for SmartSky Networks

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OTTAWA, Canada –- 6 June 2017 — DragonWave Inc., (TSX/NASDAQ: DRWI) a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems, announced today that it has been awarded a product supply and installation services contract from SmartSky Networks, a North American 4G LTE inflight service provider. SmartSky will deploy DragonWave’s Harmony Enhanced and Harmony Enhanced MC products to provide high-capacity backhaul for … Read More

SmartSky Networks Secures $170 Million Series B Financing

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Completes funding for nationwide deployment of the patented SmartSky 4G LTE air-to-ground network later this year CHARLOTTE, NC — 28 MARCH 2017 — SmartSky Networks, LLC (“SmartSky”) announces the closing of over $170 million in a multi-tranche Series B financing, completing the equity funding for the deployment of its nationwide network. With this financing, the Company has raised approximately a … Read More

Pro Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 14 JULY 2016 — The SmartSky 4G network is taking off with another partner onboard. Pro Star Aviation will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. Pro Star will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet models using STC licenses obtained from SmartSky’s earliest distribution partners. “Pro Star … Read More

West Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 7 JUNE 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, West Star Aviation will participate as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. West Star will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet models using STC licenses obtained from SmartSky’s earliest distribution partners. “West Star is … Read More

Pentastar Aviation® partners with SmartSky Networks to develop supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 25 APRIL 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Pentastar Aviation will develop STCs for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft as well as participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other corporate aircraft. Pentastar serves as a business aviation leader, providing aircraft management, charter, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics … Read More

Clay Lacy Aviation continues to revolutionize in-flight connectivity as a new hardware sales, certification and installation partner for SmartSky Networks

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CHARLOTTE, NC — 22 MARCH 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Clay Lacy Aviation will be a partner for hardware sales and installations, as well as supplemental type certificate (STC) developer on four Gulfstream models: the G200, G-IV, G-IVSP, and G-V. The Company, founded in 1968 as the first aircraft management and jet charter … Read More

Bombardier and SmartSky Networks Team Up to Offer Hardware Sales and Installation for SmartSky 4G Network

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MONTREAL, CANADA — 15 MARCH 2016 — Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that its Service Centre Network team will provide hardware sales and installations for SmartSky 4G, a new network taking flight later this year. SmartSky’s patented 4G beamforming technology delivers a signal that locks onto an aircraft, and by using 60 MHz of spectrum on an air-to-ground … Read More

SmartSky Networks announces Matthew Petzold has joined as CFO

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CHARLOTTE, NC — 10 MARCH 2016 — SmartSky Networks, a next-generation airborne communications provider, today announced that Matthew Petzold has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Petzold’s successful track record in operations, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions positions him to add important strategic value to SmartSky in this key leadership role. “Matt’s combination of deep experience in telecommunications, internet, and … Read More

SmartSky Selects Brocade vEPC for SmartSky 4G In-Flight Connectivity Network

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Brocade Launches Management & Optimization Tools for Mobile IoT SAN JOSE, CA — 16 FEBRUARY 2016 — Brocade announced new offerings to help mobile operators re-architect their networks to support 5G services and deliver higher agility and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional networks. These innovative New IP offerings uniquely position Brocade as a disrupter with 5G … Read More