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, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)97
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Key People/Management at SmartSky Networks

Haynes Griffin

Haynes Griffin

Chairman and CEO
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
Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker

Chief Commercial Officer
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SmartSky Networks Office Locations

SmartSky Networks has an office in Charlotte
Charlotte, 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 Networks Receives Milestone 130th Patent Advancing Next-Gen Connectivity and a Better Passenger Experience

Research Triangle, NC – July 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 130th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network. Titled, “Architect…

SmartSky's Fast Five with Dana Kirchmar

One of the newer members of the SmartSky team, Dana Kirchmar joined us in May as VP of Product Management. Her decades of experience in the aviation/aerospace and telecommunications industries in a variety of roles, including engineering and technical leadership positions, make Dana a va…

SmartSky Enters Final Phase of Inflight Network Deployment Using 5G Technology

Durham, NC – May 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has initiated the final site completion phase of its next generation Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for business and commercial aviation, launching later in 2019.  SmartSky’s airborne network, which began its nationwide deployment a few ye…

SmartSky Networks Announces Collaboration with Snowflake Software Through the Skytelligence™ Aviation Data Marketplace

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – The continued growth of available aviation data has software developers and service providers clamoring to deliver innovative services, optimize operations and improve the inflight experience. SmartSky Networks’ open marketplace for shared data and services, Skytelligence™,…

SmartSky Launches Pioneering Inflight Internet Connectivity System Installed with Gore’s Vapor-Sealed 7 Series Cable Assemblies

PLEINFELD, Germany (March 28, 2019) — Today’s passengers and flight crew require secure, real-time connections through texting, phone calls, social media, email, transferring information, and streaming videos. GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies is helping SmartSky Networks launch the next-generation of i…

Fortnite In Flight

As SmartSky Networks deploys its 4G LTE network across the country, we’ve been fielding a surprising number of questions around the ability of our network to support online gaming – something that requires a low-latency and bi-directional network connection. Most inflight connectivity ne…
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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, Matthew Petzold and Ryan Stone.

  • How many employees does SmartSky Networks have?

    SmartSky Networks has 97 employees.

  • Who are SmartSky Networks competitors?

    Competitors of SmartSky Networks include Tarana Wireless, Tempest Telecom Solutions and Movandi.

  • 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.