SmartSky Networks

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SmartSky Networks provides a 4G LTE based air-to-ground network for business aviation. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse and advanced beamforming technologies combined with 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity and allows to deliver data to the aircraft with speeds comparable to next-generation satellite solutions. 

HQCharlotte, NC, US

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)96
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Key People/Management at SmartSky Networks

Haynes Griffin

Haynes Griffin

Executive Chairman and CEO
David Helfgott

David Helfgott

CEO and Director
Matthew Petzold

Matthew Petzold

Ryan Stone

Ryan Stone

President and Director
Mike Dodson

Mike Dodson

Chief Network Officer
Reed E. Hundt

Reed E. Hundt

Vice Chairman
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SmartSky Networks Office Locations

SmartSky Networks has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, US (HQ)
4690 1st Flight Dr
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SmartSky Networks Financials and Metrics

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SmartSky Networks total Funding

$190.8 m

SmartSky Networks latest funding size

$170 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

SmartSky Networks investors

SmartSky Networks's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $170 m. In total, SmartSky Networks has raised $190.8 m
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SmartSky Networks Blogs

SmartSky Presents the Future of Turbulence Avoidance for Business Aviation at the Connected Aviation Intelligence Event

Research Triangle, NC – November 30, 2020 – SmartSky Networks’ Vice President of Digital Solutions, Brit Wanick, will discuss the value of real-time crowdsourced turbulence data for business aviation at the upcoming Connected Aviation Intelligence virtual event on December 2 at 1030 a.m. EDT. Wanick…

SmartSky Names Industry Veteran David Helfgott CEO

Mobile Broadband Exec to Lead Upcoming Transition to Operating Company Research Triangle, NC – October 13, 2020 – SmartSky Networks today announced that mobile broadband communications technology executive David Helfgott has been named CEO, reflecting the company’s upcoming transition from the devel…

SmartSky Beats Gogo’s Patent Challenge

Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 17, 2020 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has summarily defeated industry incumbent Gogo’s challenge brought before the US Patent & Trademark Office (‘USPTO’) nearly six months ago, proving SmartSky’s longstanding position that its ‘947 patent, which covers som…

SmartSky Networks Sues its Former Radio Contractor Alleging Misappropriation of Intellectual Property, Breach of Contract

Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 14, 2020 – SmartSky Networks has filed a federal lawsuit against its former radio contractor, Wireless Systems Solutions LLC (WSS), after terminating the WSS contract and asserting that WSS misappropriated SmartSky’s intellectual property. SmartSky’s lawsuit alleges imp…

SmartSky Reaches 150 Patent Milestone As Aviation Network Launch Nears in Q2 2020

Research Triangle, NC – January 22, 2020 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 150th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network and data technologies.  In…

SmartSky Secures Additional $25 Million From Funds Managed by BlackRock; Tracking to a Q2 2020 Aviation Network Launch

Research Triangle, NC – January 6, 2020 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for aviation, has received an additional $25 million from funds managed by the Global Credit Opportunities team at BlackRock, after surpassing an important network deployment milestone …
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SmartSky Networks Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SmartSky Networks founded?

    SmartSky Networks was founded in 2011.

  • Who are SmartSky Networks key executives?

    SmartSky Networks's key executives are Haynes Griffin, David Helfgott and Matthew Petzold.

  • How many employees does SmartSky Networks have?

    SmartSky Networks has 96 employees.

  • Who are SmartSky Networks competitors?

    Competitors of SmartSky Networks include Reliance Communications, Movandi and Solar Communications.

  • Where is SmartSky Networks headquarters?

    SmartSky Networks headquarters is located at 4690 1st Flight Dr, Charlotte.

  • Where are SmartSky Networks offices?

    SmartSky Networks has an office in Charlotte.

  • How many offices does SmartSky Networks have?

    SmartSky Networks has 1 office.