Monday, 17 December 2018

FCC puts the brakes on LightSquared's network plans

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 15 February 12

Wholesale LTE operator insists watchdog's claims of interference with GPS are based on flawed research; Sprint Nextel says it is 'reviewing' situation.

U.S.-based LightSquared's dream to provide nationwide wholesale mobile services could be over after the Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it would withdraw support for the operator's plan to roll out its LTE network on grounds that it would interfere with GPS signals. The regulator based its decision on conclusions sent in a letter on Tuesday to its chairman Julius Genachowski by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which warned that LightSquared's proposed network would likely have a negative effect on GPS services…

U.S.-based LightSquared's dream to provide nationwide wholesale mobile services could be over after the Federal Communications Commission announced on Wednesday it would withdraw support for the operator's plan to roll out its LTE network on grounds that it would interfere with GPS signals. The regulator based its decision on conclusions sent in a letter on Tuesday to its chairman Julius Genachowski by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which warned that LightSquared's proposed network would likely have a negative effect on GPS services…

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