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LightSquared Says It Has Cheap and Easy GPS Fix

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Sep 21, 2011, 9:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

LightSquared today announced that it has figured out an inexpensive way to solve the GPS interference issues created by its L-band Long Term Evolution 4G mobile broadband network. LightSquared said it signed an agreement with a company called Javad GNSS, which "can be adapted to work with high-precision GPS devices including those already in the agriculture, surveying, construction and defense industries." Javad GNSS has taken its equipment and refreshed the filter and amplifier settings so that they are compatible with the 10MHz swath of spectrum LightSquared plans to use to operate its LTE 4G network. LightSquared says the fix is so simple and inexpensive that it will not increase the price of consumer equipment. The Javad GNSS equipment is expected to be ready for testing late this year, with deployments expected in the first half of 2012. LightSquared has been battling the Federal Communications Commission and the GPS industry for the better part of a year over its planned network, which many believe interferes with GPS signals. The FCC has told LightSquared that more testing is required before a final verdict can be rendered.

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I found a picture for the non-techy out there CellStudent Sep 21, 2011, 1:09 PM
what about the rest of us GPS users? chapelhill Sep 21, 2011, 11:59 AM
 
 
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