Lemko Corporation today announced a partnership with Space Data Corporation to provide LTE network service in Alaska. Space Data was looking for a single site LTE network solution that was simple and fast to install to meet their imminent FCC 2012 build out deadline. Lemko’s LTE Pilot provides a Distributed Mobile Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe) that can ride on Space Data’s balloons.
Space Data uses industrial weather balloons in their SkySite Network. It consists of high-altitude, balloon-borne transceivers known as SkySite Platforms, which are launched every 8 to 12 hours. Each SkySite Platform takes just 20 minutes to launch and rises to an altitude of 60,000 to 100,000 feet, creating a coverage circle of over 400 miles.
Space Data currently provides coverage throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, as well as New Mexico, Arkansas and the Gulf of Mexico.
Hughes recently announced that it has successfully demonstrated LTE over satellite using the recently launched Hughes JUPITER (ECHOSTAR XVII) and Lemko’s Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe). Lemko provides an entire cellular system powered by an all IP mobile infrastructure which includes radio access equipment as well as virtualized 2G, 3G and LTE core network functionality.