LightSquared Asks FCC for Filing Extension
LightSquared today asked the Federal Communications Commission for a two-week extension before it has to submit its report concerning interference with GPS systems. The report was due today, and LightSquared asked for permission to submit the report on July 1, instead. In a letter to the FCC, Lightsquared's executive vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy, Jeffrey Carlisle, said, "Based on preliminary test results, LightSquared determined that additional testing, beyond what had been planned initially, including alternative frequency plans to support its network roll-out, was necessary to permit a proper evaluation. That testing has been performed, and it has set back the timetable, particularly in some sub-teams in which data is still being processed and analyzed." The FCC gave Lightsquared permission to use its L-Band spectrum for a planned terrestrial Long Term Evolution network, but only if it can operate without interfering with the nearby GPS services.
Queens Man Cited by FCC for Interfering with Sprint's Network
The FCC has filed a citation against a Queens, New York, man for operating equipment in the 1900MHz band that is interfering with Sprint's network. Sprint filed a complaint about interference issues on March 10.
FCC Gives Verizon and Qualcomm Permission to Test LTE-U
The FCC is allowing Verizon and Qualcomm to move forward with limited tests of LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands generally reserved for WiFi. Specifically, the companies are being allowed to perform small-scale tests at two Verizon facilities, one in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the other in Raleigh, N.C.
AT&T Wants LTE-U Opponents to Agree to Play Fair
Joan Marsh, AT&T's vice president of federal and regulatory affairs, today prosed that the FCC use existing rules to help organizations on opposite sides of the LTE-U debate find some middle ground. LTE-U is the use of LTE services over unlicensed spectrum, or WiFi frequencies.
Sprint Pushing for Quicker Small Cell Site Approvals
Sprint has asked the FCC to help speed up the process for approving sites for small cells. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and SVP of Government Affairs Vonya McCann met with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai last week to discuss the subject.
These guys seem to be missing brain cells
The FCC and the way they govern their own rules makes no damn sence.