Tiger Infrastructure invests in SmartSky Networks

SmartSky Networks has announced equity financing which will allow it conduct an end-to-end system demonstration of the first 4G-LTE-based, Air-to-Ground business aviation communications network in the US.According to SmartSky, it is combining patented, patent-pending, and proprietary innovations to deliver on-the-ground connectivity experiences in the air. A company statement says it is ‘leveraging the proven performance of 4G LTE wireless technology with the most substantial radio spectrum ever deployed in the aviation industry – all built upon the low-latency foundation of a secure air-to-ground network.’The company intends to commence network deployment activities prior to the rollout of a nationwide commercial service beginning in 2016.

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