LightSquared Poised to Re-Emerge: What’s In Store?

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LightSquared is poised to emerge from bankruptcy with $1.25 billion in operating funds, according to news reports. And the company apparently is still hoping to pursue its plan to deploy wireless broadband service. LightSquared’s latest move is to ask the FCC to transfer its spectrum...Learn More

Globalstar: Licensed/ Unlicensed TLPS Wireless Broadband Passes Tests

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Satellite service provider Globalstar this month came a step closer to realizing its vision for a new terrestrial wireless broadband offering that would use a combination of licensed and unlicensed technology. The company says that testing under the observation of the FCC’s Office of Engineering...Learn More

ViaSat and LightSquared Form Partnership

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March 10, 2014 — RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LightSquared today announced a multi-year agreement with ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). Together, the companies will introduce ViaSat L-band Managed Service, an exciting new mobile satellite service that will combine the power of LightSquared’s state-of-the-art SkyTerra 1 L-band satellite, with...Learn More

Spectrum Drives Wireless M&A: What’s Next?

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There’s a major paradox in the wireless industry today. On the one hand it’s never been more difficult to compete. With subscribers heavily concentrated in the hands of the two largest carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless – a situation compounded by the advent of exclusive...Learn More

House Panel Questions FCC over LightSquared Approval

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The FCC on Friday faced a House subcommittee on oversight and investigations about why the commission allowed LightSquared  to build at least part of a mobile broadband network in a spectrum band originally intended for satellite use.  The commission eventually nixed the network  over concerns...Learn More

Legislators Seek Spectrum Swap for LightSquared

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No matter how many people declare the end of LightSquared, the company continues to live on – at least for a while.  This week a group of Democratic and Republican legislators reportedly sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to look into...Learn More

LightSquared Bankruptcy Triggers DISH Spectrum Purchase Speculation

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LightSquared’s filing for bankruptcy protection yesterday has generated much industry speculation about what will happen with the company’s spectrum holdings. Although that spectrum is officially designated only for satellite use, LightSquared attempted to repurpose it to support a nationwide wholesale LTE network that would be...Learn More

FCC To Nix LightSquared’s 4G Network Plans

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Prospects are looking bleaker than ever for LightSquared, the company hoping to deploy a nationwide 4G wireless wholesale network using spectrum earmarked for satellite service, after two key developments yesterday. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration yesterday said it has concluded that there is no...Learn More

LightSquared Announces New Partner for Underserved Markets

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RESTON, Va. and FT. WORTH, Texas, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LightSquared™, a wholesale carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive industry innovation, and Telecom Ventures have announced a wholesale agreement that will enable Telecom Ventures’ two entities, Assist...Learn More

LightSquared: Government Testers “Rigged” GPS Testing

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LightSquared isn’t giving up on its plan to build a terrestrial wireless network using satellite spectrum without a fight. Today the company accused the Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Committee (PNT EXCOM) of “rigging” government tests of LightSquared technology. “The testing standard does not...Learn More

Leaked Government Report About LightSquared Interference Issues Expected Soon

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Any day now the full results of government interference tests of LightSquared’s broadband wireless pilot network should be made public—potentially resolving questions about whether or not the company should be allowed to construct and operate its proposed nationwide wholesale network. Those tests have been the...Learn More

LightSquared, FreedomPop Promise Free Mobile Broadband Service

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Likely to add controversy to its plans to build a nationwide 4G LTE wireless broadband network, LightSquared today announced the signing of a wholesale network agreement with FreedomPop, a business entity that purports to be developing a free broadband wireless service that will be available...Learn More