There is a clear demand for more competition in the U.S. wireless market. LightSquared is currently working with partners from a variety of industries, across the country, including rural wireless carriers such as Open Range, Cellular South, and SI Wireless to bring more choice and affordable broadband to areas that don’t have options today.
Now I’d be happy to take questions from the audience.
Mr Boulben Lightsquared US Wireless industry
A Game Changer in the U.S. Wireless Industry
Who is LightSquared? The first wholesale-only 4G-LTE wireless network operator integrated with satellite coverage, delivering the speed, value, and reliability of universal connectivity, anywhere in the United States. “The wholesale model promises some big benefits. For consumers, it means you would no longer have to covet a device that exists on a network that you dont want to switch to. For retailers, its a way to have a recurring relationship with consumers and make a few extra bucks by selling an additional service.” February, 2011 IDATE: November 17, 2011
Uniquely Positioned Market Opportunities Demand is booming and 59 MHz of spectrum supply is constrained Wholesale market Wholesale only underdeveloped No conflict of interest Price umbrella Commodity pricing VoIP disruption Open network Duopoly risk perceived by 3rd competitive LTE many players network IDATE: November 17, 2011
4G LTE U.S. Market Landscape4G-LTENetwork Service Wireless Providers w/o Providers Wireless Retail National Consumer Electronic Service Retailers ManufacturersProviders PC and Device Web Players Manufacturers and Others IDATE: November 17, 2011
Revolutionary Wholesale-Only Cost Structure Low acquisition cost Spectrum Sprint Agreement RAN Network/Back-End Infrastructure Flat IP architecture Network Services Customer Management LightSquared’s wholesale customers Device Management bring assets and competencies in Service many of these areas Providers of retail service Marketing delivery Distribution IDATE: November 17, 2011
Open Ecosystem for Devices and Applications Smartphones Chipsets Data Devices Applications &Tablets IDATE: November 17, 2011
The Market is Responding IDATE: November 17, 2011