LightSquared Says It Has Another GPS Antenna Fix
LightSquared today announced that it has developed a new antenna in cooperation with PCTEL that can be retrofitted onto high-precision GPS equipment and used to alleviate interference concerns with LightSquared's planned Long Term Evolution 4G network. LightSquared has announced similar antenna solutions with Javad GNSS and Patron America. LightSquared believes it is the GPS industry's responsibility to bear the cost of retrofitting their equipment, as LightSquared alleges that the GPS industry is improperly using its own spectrum and is the underlying cause for the interference issues. LightSquared is awaiting a final decision from the Federal Communications Commission on whether or not it can operate its planned nationwide LTE network, pending a resolution to the interference concerns.