It's seems to be justified though. LS bought the spectrum so they have a right to use it. The GPS industry is bleeding into their space. The FCC is partly at fault for allowing LS to buy it but the GPS industry was apparently warned about bleeding into that spectrum.
The GPS industry needs to fix this whether LS exists or not because they are wasting a lot of valuable spectrum for a simple function that doesn't need much data.
GPS receivers today LOOK into LS's spectrum holdings which, if LS used they way it was allocated to be used, would not pose a problem.
LS wants to use the spectrum in a way it was not intended to be used. That does pose a problem, and therefore LS should be required to mitigate that problem to everyone's satisfaction, or come up with a new business plan to use the spectrum the way it was originally intended to be used.
That's the point that people just aren't seeming to understand here. They are free to use the spectrum they're leasing AS IT WAS ALLOCATED. There would be no lawsuits or court battles. They'd be on their way doing their thing.
The problem here is that they bought the rights to the spectrum and then realized that they couldn't build a business around it. Now they expect everyone else to accomodate them so they can make money.
It just doesn't work that way. -- The goal of the broadcast engineer is to get all the meters on the transmitter to go as far to the right as possible!!
I don't believe GPS receivers are bleeding anything. They're receivers. The problem is that LightSquared's frequencies allocated by the FCC (which is wholly at fault in this situation IMO) interfere with weak signal GPS transmissions that have been in use for decades. A problem didn't exist until the FCC waived use of frequencies intended to be broadcast from thousands of miles away for terrestrial use.
LightSquared? It seems to be doing the most whining. Maybe like a 2-yr old it hopes that if it cries enough it will get its way.
Of course LightSquared is whining, it bought political influence to get the rules changed in the middle of the game but never counted on all this blowback. The real answer is for those in our government to be a lot more honest, stop selling influence and to stop favoring their political friends. If we didn't have government corruption we wouldn't have problems like Solyndra, LightSquared, etc.