TerreStar Wins ATC License from FCC
Jan 14, 2010, 11:00 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Today TerreStar announced that the Federal Communications Commission has granted it an ATC license. The ATC (Ancillary Terrestrial Service) license will allow TerreStar to integrate its 20MHz S Band satellite radio frequencies with terrestrial wireless services (in this case, AT&T's). By combining its own S Band spectrum with AT&T's existing wireless network, TerreStar should be able to provide satellite and/or cellular coverage across much of North America. TerreStar has already launched and tested its satellite, as well as introduced the hybrid sat-cell Genus Windows Mobile smartphone. The company plans a commercial launch later this year.
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