Monday, July 4, 2011

GPS industry rages: LightSquared 4G network would "defy" laws of physics

The GPS wars are heating up again. LightSquared, a newish company that wants to build a $14 billion open access satellite/4G LTE broadband network over the next eight years, has a problem: its terrestrial base stations appear to wreak havoc with some GPS devices—but the company blames GPS makers for the problems and accuses them of running a government-subsidized business.

LightSquared's bold plan is to launch a new nationwide satellite/terrestrial network that it will then resell on a wholesale basis to other companies wanting to offer wireless service. It pledges not to enter the retail business itself (unlike, say, a company like Clear).

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