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#LightSquared asks to share @NOAA weather-balloon spectrum for its #LTE network #GPS #ATC

The carrier would give up part of the spectrum where GPS interference led the FCC to shoot down its LTE plans

Stephen Lawson

September 28, 2012 (IDG News Service)

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Embattled satellite carrier LightSquared proposed on Friday that the government let it share spectrum with federal uses such as weather balloons so it can get enough spectrum to launch its proposed national LTE mobile network.

LightSquared would give up on deploying LTE in one band of spectrum that it had been planning to use for that network before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to kill its plans over interference with GPS receivers. In the proposal it..........

...............What LightSquared wants to do is take one 5MHz band that it already uses for its satellite service (at 1670-1675MHz) and combine that with the next band up (1675-1680MHz), which is used for federal purposes including National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration weather balloons. The government could keep using that band, while LightSquared's LTE network would share it..... http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9231837/LightSquared_asks_to_share_weather_balloon_spectrum_for_its_LTE_network

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