SmartSky Names Industry Veteran David Helfgott CEO

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Mobile Broadband Exec to Lead Upcoming Transition to Operating Company Research Triangle, NC – October 13, 2020 – SmartSky Networks today announced that mobile broadband communications technology executive David Helfgott has been named CEO, reflecting the company’s upcoming transition from the development and deployment stage to an operational aviation broadband communications services and products company. “On behalf of both the … Read More

SmartSky Beats Gogo’s Patent Challenge

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Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 17, 2020 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has summarily defeated industry incumbent Gogo’s challenge brought before the US Patent & Trademark Office (‘USPTO’) nearly six months ago, proving SmartSky’s longstanding position that its ‘947 patent, which covers some of the most essential features of a 5G air-to-ground (‘ATG’) network, like beamforming and seamless cell … Read More

SmartSky Networks Sues its Former Radio Contractor Alleging Misappropriation of Intellectual Property, Breach of Contract

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Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 14, 2020 – SmartSky Networks has filed a federal lawsuit against its former radio contractor, Wireless Systems Solutions LLC (WSS), after terminating the WSS contract and asserting that WSS misappropriated SmartSky’s intellectual property. SmartSky’s lawsuit alleges improper actions by WSS, two related entities (DAG Wireless LTD and DAG Wireless USA), and three of their senior … Read More

SmartSky Reaches 150 Patent Milestone As Aviation Network Launch Nears in Q2 2020

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Research Triangle, NC – January 22, 2020 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 150th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network and data technologies.  Innovation is in SmartSky’s DNA, with approximately 20% of its employees named as inventors on most of the patents … Read More

SmartSky Teams with IATA to Tackle Turbulence, Enable Safer, Smoother Flights Aboard Commercial and Business Jets

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Research Triangle, NC – October 23, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for aviation, today announced that it is collaborating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to bring its open, commercial-ready digital services to IATA’s new turbulence mitigation platform, Turbulence Aware. IATA’s Turbulence Aware platform is helping airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, a … Read More

SmartSky Networks Partners with Mosaic ATM To Expand Skytelligence™ Open Marketplace Opportunities

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Research Triangle, NC – August 12, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, announced that it has partnered with Mosaic ATM to further enhance SmartSky’s Skytelligence™ open marketplace and framework infrastructure to connect aviation applications and services developers. The expanded Skytelligence allows for the development of new data and services products to improve … Read More

SmartSky Networks Receives Milestone 130th Patent Advancing Next-Gen Connectivity and a Better Passenger Experience

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Research Triangle, NC – July 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 130th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network. Titled, “Architecture for Simultaneous Spectrum Usage by Air-to-Ground and Terrestrial Networks,” SmartSky’s latest patent is part of an exclusive rights portfolio … Read More

SmartSky Enters Final Phase of Inflight Network Deployment Using 5G Technology

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Durham, NC – May 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has initiated the final site completion phase of its next generation Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for business and commercial aviation, launching later in 2019.  SmartSky’s airborne network, which began its nationwide deployment a few years ago, incorporates many 5G wireless technologies that have been experienced during a large number … Read More

SmartSky Networks Announces Collaboration with Snowflake Software Through the Skytelligence™ Aviation Data Marketplace

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – The continued growth of available aviation data has software developers and service providers clamoring to deliver innovative services, optimize operations and improve the inflight experience. SmartSky Networks’ open marketplace for shared data and services, Skytelligence™, powers this transformation by eliminating the need for multiple contracts, complex integrations, and high upfront capital costs. Snowflake Software has provided … Read More

SmartSky Launches Pioneering Inflight Internet Connectivity System Installed with Gore’s Vapor-Sealed 7 Series Cable Assemblies

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PLEINFELD, Germany (March 28, 2019) — Today’s passengers and flight crew require secure, real-time connections through texting, phone calls, social media, email, transferring information, and streaming videos. GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies is helping SmartSky Networks launch the next-generation of inflight connectivity above the clouds. They selected Gore’s vapor-sealed 7 Series for their new inflight connectivity system that provides travelers with a … Read More