Monday, February 13, 2012

NTIA Concludes LightSquared Network Incompatible with GPS

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) submitted its final conclusion to the FCC: LightSquared's proposed mobile broadband network will impact existing GPS services and "there is no practical way to mitigate the potential interference at this time." The NTIA states that while future technologies may mitigate the interference, current federal, commercial and private users of GPS will not be able to replace their systems in the timeframe called for by the proposed LightSquared network or at a practical cost.

The NTIA letter and test results are posted online.

In a press release, LightSquared said it continues to believe that the latest testing was biased and that it remains committed to finding a resolution with the federal government and the GPS industry.


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