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SkyTerra Wins Technology Innovation of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan

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January 29, 2009

SkyTerra Wins Technology Innovation of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


SkyTerra Communications, a provider of mobile wireless voice and data services, has announced it was honored with a 2009 Frost & Sullivan North America Technology Innovation of the Year Award in Space Communications.

 
SkyTerra’s was recognized for its innovative technological solution for an integrated satellite-terrestrial communications network, expected to improve the utility of wireless telecommunications worldwide.
 
The company’s next-generation integrated satellite-terrestrial communications network, which is in the completion mode, has potential to provide seamless, transparent and ubiquitous wireless coverage of the United States and Canada to conventional handsets.
 
It will also support communications in a variety of market segments, including public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment, by providing a platform for interoperable, user-friendly and feature-rich voice and high-speed data services.
 
“It is with great pleasure that we present this year’s technology innovation award to SkyTerra,” said Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) research analyst Anirudh Srinivasan.
 
 “SkyTerra’s next-generation hybrid network, combining cellular and satellite technologies, has significant potential for its distribution partners to offer differentiated services by providing nearly ubiquitous access to content and services. SkyTerra’s network architecture approach will allow significantly greater flexibility for the provisioning of advanced services and devices, affording partners the opportunity to deliver a significantly enhanced end-user experience.”
 
Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards are given to companies demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development
 
“We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a recipient of their Best Practices Award,” said Alexander H. Good, chairman, CEO and president of SkyTerra.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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