Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LightSquared has gotten another blow

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has suspended the LightSquared's network late Tuesday based on the reports from National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which said that the network is constantly interfering with the GPS devices.

NTIA said in a letter to FCC,
Based on NTIA's independent evaluation of the testing and analysis performed over the last several months, we conclude that LightSquared's proposed mobile broadband network will impact GPS services and that there is no practical way to mitigate the potential interference at this time.
On the other hand, the company has reported that the results are coming from "severely flawed testing process"  but the company "remains committed to finding a resolution with the federal government and the GPS industry to resolve all remaining concerns. LightSquared is confident that the parties will continue the on-going efforts to explore all engineering options and alternatives to find a solution to this difficult issue."

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