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Briefing February 2012 Issue

Briefing: February 2012

LightSquared claims it’s really the GPS’s fault

LightSquared, who is still trying to set up a wireless broadband system right next to the radio frequency used by GPS, has filed for a declaratory ruling from the FCC. They claim interference with GPS location may be the result of “poorly designed GPS receivers that ‘listen’ for radio signals both in the ‘RNSS’ frequency band in which the U.S. GPS system is intended to operate, as well as across the adjacent ‘MSS’ frequency band that is not intended for GPS use, and in which LightSquared is licensed.” The GPS industry says the filing is a rerun of previous LightSquared rhetoric that selectively cites previous FCC rulings and ignores its own positions on the interference issues.

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