When Globalstar submitted a petition last month asking the FCC to allow it to use its MSS spectrum for mobile broadband, the big focus was on its plan to deploy FDD-LTE. However, the company also proposed a terrestrial low-power service ("TLPS") to be deployed before LTE, that offers wireless carriers access to what is essentially a private, licensed Wi-Fi service.
Though Dish Network, Sprint Nextel and the FCC itself continue sparring over proposed rules impacting 2 GHz AWS-4 spectrum and the 1900 MHz PCS H Block, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is still aiming to wrap up its rulemaking proceeding within the month of December.
The FCC and Dish Network continued to spar over proposed rules governing Dish's wireless spectrum, with the FCC saying that Dish's plan would imperil the 1900 MHz PCS H Block, which Sprint Nextel has said it wants to bid on and use for its LTE network.
The FCC is moving forward with rules that would allow Dish Network to build out an LTE Advanced mobile network in its MSS spectrum. However, the agency's proposal will include technical rules that could affect up to 5 MHz of Dish's spectrum.
LightSquared is proposing to share spectrum the federal government uses for weather balloons. The company hopes to couple this spectrum with the L-Band satellite spectrum LightSquared already holds in an attempt to finally get its planned wholesale LTE network up and running.
Sprint Nextel and Dish Network are at odds over whether the FCC should shift part of Dish's MSS S-band spectrum by 5 MHz, a move that both companies said could have far-ranging consequences for their long-term LTE plans.
Dish Network is urging the FCC not to shift its spectrum holdings in the 2 GHz band and to approve rules for using satellite spectrum in terrestrial settings, according to an FCC filing.
Talk about adding insult to injury. The day after Philip Falcone was charged with numerous fraudulent acts by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Orange France announced plans to begin testing mobile broadband services in the L-band, though using frequencies that are different from those that Falcone is not being allowed to use for his bankrupt LightSquared project.
Five Dish Network executives, including Chairman Charlie Ergen, met with top FCC officials last week to urge them to hurry up and adopt final rules in a proceeding that could allow Dish to launch an...
T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS ( NYSE:PCS ) are pushing the FCC to take back half of Dish Network's 2 GHz spectrum holdings in exchange for allowing the company to use the remainder for terrestrial