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November 30, 2011

LightSquared Partners with CPD-USA

Looking to bring mobile broadband to CPD-USA’s line of MyMO Mobile Office hotspot devices, LightSquared has partnered with Cellular Product Distributors (CPD-USA).

The partners of LightSquared – including wireless carriers, device manufacturers, nationwide retailers, regional phone companies and mobile content providers – can now use its wholesale-only business model and rapidly expanding ecosystem to get the ability to bring greater value to their customers. Increasing competition in the U.S. wireless market and making connectivity more affordable for consumers, this unique network of partners is empowered by LightSquared’s nationwide broadband and satellite network, the company stated in a press release.

“As a leader in consumer electronics devices for more than two decades, CPD-USA recognized that today’s consumers rely on multiple communications devices and need a high-speed connection wherever they are,” said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. “CPD-USA is yet another example of an entrepreneurial company that is taking advantage of LightSquared’s wholesale model and open network to expand their services and tap into new markets.”

Offering simultaneous connectivity to multiple mobile devices, CPD-USA’s MyMO Mobile Office portable devices are pocket-sized mobile hotspots that provide. By partnering with LightSquared, CPD-USA can now expand beyond their traditional hardware sales business and offer nationwide wireless broadband connectivity bundled with their devices. Adding to LightSquared’s growing roster of wholesale partners, CPD-USA will also make its hotspot devices available, the company has stated. LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, with the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage.

Recently, EATEL, a privately owned communications company entered into a wholesale agreement with LightSquared to offer its subscribers high-speed wireless data and voice services using LightSquared’s nationwide 4G-LTE network. Competing on price and quality with any wireless carrier in the nation, this agreement will allow EATEL, an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), to provide its customers with a world-class wireless broadband service.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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