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LightSquared says obsolete devices used in ‘rigged’ testing of its LTE network


LightSquared’s encountered many bumps on the road to winning clearance for its LTE network, but it’s not ready to throw in the towel just yet. During a conference call today, Jeff Carlisle (Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs), Geoff Stearn (Vice President of Spectrum Development) and Ed Thomas (Former FCC Chief Engineer, now a LightSquared consultant) refuted the government’s claims that the network interferes with GPS receivers, lambasting the use of «obsolete» devices and other tests that don’t «reflect reality.» The LightSquared executives went as far as calling the entire process «rigged» and «shrouded in secrecy.» In their opinion, the testing was «set up to be a failure,» thanks in part to the involvement of GPS manufacturers. Moreover, when questioned about what the next step would be, the company stated that all it’d like are «valid scientific results,» the use of non-obsolote devices and a «fair process with proper testing.» Needless to say, we can expect the drama to continue over the coming months — after all, LightSquared is claiming it’s got enough money to keep the battle going for at least a few quarters yet.

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LightSquared says obsolete devices used in ‘rigged’ testing of its LTE network originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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