Comments filed with the FCC in response to a Wireless Telecommunications Bureau public notice seeking input on procedures to govern the upcoming
Last Friday, DISH Network won FCC approval of its request to acquire 2 GHz mobile satellite service (MSS) S-band licenses and related assets from bankrupt MSS providers TerreStar Networks and DBSD North America.
To bring “administrative finality to the FCC’s consideration of LightSquared’s proposed terrestrial use” of L-band mobile satellite service (MSS) spectrum, the Coalition to Save Our GPS urged the FCC in an ex parte filing on Tuesday to prohibit high-powered ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) operations by LightSquared on upper MSS L-band channels that could interfere with GPS receivers in adjacent bands.
In comments filed with the FCC on Monday, representatives of the wireless industry urged the FCC to tread cautiously when evaluating the proposal of DISH Network to deploy a hybrid terrestrial-mobile satellite broadband network with spectrum acquired from TerreStar Networks and DBSD North America, Inc., warning that DISH’s planned operations could potentially interfere with wireless personal communications service (PCS) networks
Following in the footsteps of LightSquared LLC, DISH Network asked the FCC on Monday to waive its integrated service rules to permit the establishment of a hybrid satellite-terrestrial broadband network that would operate on 40 MHz of spectrum recently acquired by DISH from TerreStar and DBSD North America
Previewing a report to be filed with the FCC later this month, LightSquared LLC acknowledged on Wednesday that initial tests of the company's terrestrial base stations operating in ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) bands authorized for mobile satellite service (MSS) use demonstrated some interference to adjacent global positioning satellite (GPS) operations.
Reporting to the FCC last Friday, a working group studying the potential impact of LightSquared's wireless network operations on global positioning system (GPS) users cited progress on testing activities.
Claiming that the FCC overstepped its authority in granting mobile satellite service (MSS) firm LightSquared LLC a waiver of the agency's rules to allow resellers to use the company's ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) license to offer stand-alone terrestrial services, petitioners against the ruling told the agency this week that a rulemaking proceeding constitutes the only appropriate methodology for addressing LightSquared's proposal.
In a key decision that is expected to boost the deployment of mobile broadband, the FCC on Wednesday approved LightSquared's request for waiver and modification of its mobile satellite service (MSS) and ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) licenses to enable LightSquared to provide wholesale network capacity to carriers that will in turn offer stand-alone terrestrial wireless broadband services to their customers.
A request by mobile satellite service (MSS) operator LightSquared Subsidiary LLC to modify its MSSancillary terrestrial component (ATC) license to reflect the company's plan for an integrated nationwide terrestrial-satellite broadband network has prompted several federal agencies to urge deferral of FCC action until the potential impact of LightSquared's proposed terrestrial operations on critical government communications systems is assessed.