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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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

Avidyne Announces Partnership with SmartSky Networks to Develop Certified Products for Airborne Connectivity

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

Avidyne to manufacture, certify and support air-to-ground wireless connectivity products for SmartSky Networks MELBOURNE, FL. — 31 OCTOBER 2016 — Avidyne Corporation today announced a strategic partnership with SmartSky Networks, a high performance air-to-ground connectivity network operator, in which Avidyne will become a channel partner in providing and supporting SmartSky’s airborne products into the U.S. general aviation industry. “SmartSky Networks … Read More

TrueNorth Optelity Router Approved for the SmartSky 4G Network

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

Optelity products have updated, tested software ORLANDO, FL. — 31 OCTOBER 2016 — TrueNorth Avionics today confirmed that its Optelity Cabin Gateway has been approved by SmartSky Networks for use on the upcoming SmartSky 4G air-to-ground network. This will enable fast, unlimited streaming of content such as HD movies to multiple devices on the largest business jets. “Achieving the FCC’s … Read More

SmartSky’s 4 Gives More Continues to Support Corporate Angel Network at NBAA

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 26 OCTOBER 2016 — Since 1981, business aviation operators have strongly supported the noble work of Corporate Angel Network (CAN) by providing timely corporate jet transportation for cancer patients needing to get to specialized treatment across the country. For the second straight year, SmartSky Networks’ 4 Gives More program seeks to tap into that generosity at the … Read More

Chicago Jet Group named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation

Gary WestonPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 5 OCTOBER 2016 — The list of SmartSky 4G network distribution partners continues to grow. Chicago Jet Group will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. Chicago Jet Group will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet models using STC licenses obtained from SmartSky’s earliest distribution partners. “Business … Read More

SmartSky’s patented spectrum reuse radio technology receives FCC certification, unlocking 60 MHz of nationwide unlicensed spectrum for aviation use

Gary WestonPress Releases

The SmartSky 4G network is on track to provide nationwide in-flight connectivity service in 2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 — Today, SmartSky Networks’ patented SmartSky 4G radio system completed the major milestone of receiving FCC certification, clearing the way for deployment of the ultra-fast SmartSky 4G air-to-ground network later this year, with nationwide service launching in mid-2017. Haynes … Read More

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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