LightSquared Signs New Wholesale Partner Despite Issues
Though recent tests have proven that LightSquared's proposed use of L-Band spectrum to deploy a Long Term Evolution network would knock out GPS systems, LightSquared today announced that it has signed a new wholesale partner. The company struck a multi-year deal with netTALK, which will resell its own branded voice and data services using LightSquared's LTE network. Terms of the deal between LightSquared and netTALK were not disclosed. LightSquared is due to submit a report to the Federal Communications Commission this week regarding the GPS interference issues. It has already suggested one potential work-around, but has seen increased opposition in recent weeks from governmental agencies and private and public companies that believe the interference problem is insurmountable.