Board Condemns LightSquared's GPS Problems
A federal advisory board submitted a report to the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week detailing how LightSquared's proposed broadband network in the L-Band spectrum not only hinders GPS services on or near the ground, but significantly impacts GPS services reaching into space. The board says that a solution to solve the problem exists, but it is impractical and would take 10 to 15 years to fully implement. The advisory board contends that LightSquared's network is so disruptive, that the FCC should reverse its decision to allow LightSquared to build the network at all. This is only the latest in a series of reports that show how LightSquared's network interferes with GPS services. LightSquared maintains that the problems can be resolved, though it asked the FCC for a two week extension for filing its own reports.
Yahoo May Sell Its Core Internet Business
Yahoo is weighing whether or not it should sell its core business, sell its interests in Alibaba, or both, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decision will be entertained at a series of board meetings to be held this week.
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom's Attempt to Replace Board
Qualcomm today said it won't entertain the idea of replacing its board of directors with substitutes nominated by Broadcom. Earlier this month, Broadcom nominated 11 people to Qualcomm's board of directors.
FCC Chairman Opposes Idea of Government-Run 5G Network
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today said he disagrees with national security advisors' idea that the government should take control of 5G. "I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network," said Pai in a statement.
T-Mobile Implores FCC to Set Aside More Low-Band Spectrum
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray filed a letter with the FCC asking it to raise the amount of spectrum set aside for competitive carriers in the forthcoming 600MHz reverse auction. The FCC has already agreed to reserve 30MHz of spectrum for carriers other than AT&T and Verizon.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEANS FOR 4GLTE
heads should roll