Safe is better than sorry

Bischoff, Glenn
May 2011
Urgent Communications;May2011, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the implications of the proposal of LightSquared to offer mobile broadband in the L band for the global positioning satellite (GPS) sector in the U.S. It cites the potential harm that can be caused by the interference on the operations of GPS should LightSquared secure Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval. It emphasizes the importance of GPS to the public safety, transportation and enterprise sectors.


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