RESTON, Va. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., November 22, 2011 – LightSquared, a wholesale carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive industry innovation, and Soundtracker, a geosocial Internet radio company, have signed a wholesale agreement that will enable Soundtracker's customers to access one of the world's largest catalogues of online music.
LightSquared's network will allow Soundtracker to offer its customers a product that bundles music with connectivity – eliminating concerns that consumers will rack up huge monthly wireless fees while listening to their favorite music.
"LightSquared's nationwide network will allow Soundtracker to extend its reach by allowing customers to connect directly to their music whether they are in a cab in New York City or hiking in the Grand Canyon," said Daniele Calabrese, Soundtracker's founder and chief executive officer.
In addition to giving its customers access to more than 11 million songs, Soundtracker's geosocial network allows users to see what their friends and even people in their communities are listening to.
"Soundtracker is exactly the kind of exciting new company that LightSquared hoped would be enabled by our wholesale business model," said Sanjiv Ahuja, chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. "This partnership allows Soundtracker to create a new business model for the mobile content industry and bring more entertainment options to millions of American consumers."