LightSquared, NetTalk Sign Deal

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Reston, Va. - LightSquared, the wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, and NetTalk.com, the telecommunications and CE maker, have entered into a multiyear wholesale agreement.

Under this agreement, NetTalk will become a wholesale customer on LightSquared's 4G-LTE network, and will develop its own branded voice and high-speed mobile data services for its customers, the companies said in a statement. 

This partnership represents a major step toward making the latest generation of mobile services available to NetTalk's customer base in the U.S., the companies said.

"Our partnership with LightSquared helps fulfill our vision of delivering the most advanced communications services to customers throughout America," said Anastasios "Takis" Kyriakides, president of NetTalk. "With LightSquared's wholesale business model, we also now have an opportunity to serve new customer segments with very competitive services."

"We are extremely excited to provide NetTalk with access to the wireless broadband capabilities of the LightSquared network," said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. "This agreement reaffirms LightSquared's commitment to enable new and innovative companies such as NetTalk to compete in the U.S. wireless market."

LightSquared has signed a variety of

retailers and carriers

since earlier this year, including

Best Buy

. The company continues to be in an ongoing dispute with the

GPS industry

over alleged interference from LightSquare's technology.

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