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The Telecom Digest for February 11, 2012
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LightSquared gets desperate, seeks regulatory changes (Bill Horne)

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:03:55 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: LightSquared gets desperate, seeks regulatory changes Message-ID: <jh448b$dbd$1@dont-email.me> LightSquared gets desperate, seeks regulatory changes to satisfy GPS debacle By Zachary Lutz posted Feb 7th 2012 9:46PM If we were the betting type -- and hell, some of us really are -- we'd wager a crisp ten spot that LightSquared isn't going to assuage the FCC's concerns over those pesky GPS interference issues in the next few weeks. After previously stating that the interference test reports were rigged by GPS insiders, the upstart LTE network is now getting political with its argument and is calling on the FCC to institute new standards for GPS equipment. LightSquared contends that current GPS devices on the market are poorly designed and purposefully encroach on the company's licensed spectrum. Of course, this change would do little to remedy the millions of interference prone / (causing?) devices on the market, but LightSquared notes that, by the FCC's own admission, GPS receivers must "reasonably discriminate against the reception of signals outside their allocated spectrum." With the company's latest argument flying high atop the flagpole, it begs the question, will anybody salute? http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/07/lightsquared-seeks-regulatory-changes-to-satisfy-gps-interference/ -or- http://goo.gl/gi7Qp -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
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