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LightSquared teams with Soundtracker, gives access to 11 million tunes on-the-go


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Nothing puts a pep in our step like streaming a little LMFAO radio on our smartphone and busting out a move or two. Until, of course, we see the astronomical data charges from our personal dance party at the end of the month. Hoping to lessen the blow to our wallets while keeping the party pumping, broadband network provider LightSquared is teaming up with internet radio purveyor Soundtracker to give customers access to 11 million songs stored in the cloud. The bundle will give dancing fools a portal into the world of music from wherever they are, without having to worry about racking up the ridiculous data charges associated with streaming radio -- something we can all get down to. We assume this means the cost of bandwidth will be folded in with the subscription costs, but neither party's spilling the beans on how much that'll be. Check out the full PR after the break.

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Soundtracker Turns to LightSquared to Revolutionize the Mobile Music Business

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."

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