Bon Aqua, TN
|reply to Austinloop |
Anything that bothers the big two has to walk backwards up a snowy hill to accomplish anything. And am i mistaken that they were sold this spectrum with the understanding it was usable for this?
Very mistaken, and listening to their nonsense they're spreading, they were sold this spectrum with the specific condition that it COULD NOT be used for anything other than space to ground transmissions. Then they petitioned the FCC to get that condition removed, and had it removed conditionally - on the condition they could prove non-interference. All their testing proved that it would interfere, so that conditional authorization was revoked and they're crying like babies.
This spectrum was extremely cheap specifically because it could not be used for anything other than space to ground communications due to interference with GPS.
|reply to decifal |
said by decifal:Yes, the FCC has specifically stated in the past that the Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) waiver that LightSquared has for its licensed spectrum is NOT to be used for a stand-alone terrestrial network.
And am i mistaken that they were sold this spectrum with the understanding it was usable for this?
"The Commission will authorize MSS ATC subject to conditions that
ensure that the added terrestrial component remains ancillary to the
principal MSS offering. The Commission does not intend, nor will it
permit, the terrestrial component to become a stand-alone service."
"We clarify that integrated service as used in this proceeding and required by 47 C.F.R. §25.149(b)(4) forbids MSS/ATC operators from offering ATC-only subscriptions. We reiterate our intention not to allow ATC to become a stand-alone system. The purpose of ATC is to enhance MSS coverage, enabling MSS operators to extend service into areas that they were previously unable to serve, such as the interiors of buildings and high-traffic density urban areas. We will not permit MSS/ATC operators to offer ATC-only subscriptions, because ATC systems would then be terrestrial mobile systems separate from their MSS systems. We therefore clarify that integrated service as used in this proceeding and required by 47 C.F.R. § 25.147(b)(4) forbids MSS/ATC operators from offering ATC only subscriptions."
And there is also Federal Regulations in place that limit where ATCs can be used. Specifically CFR 25.255
"If harmful interference is caused to other services by ancillary MSS ATC operations, either from ATC base stations or mobile terminals, the MSS ATC operator must resolve any such interference. If the MSS ATC operator claims to have resolved the interference and other operators claim that interference has not been resolved, then the parties to the dispute may petition the Commission for a resolution of their claims."
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