LightSquared Throws A Punch At Test Results, Keeps The Dream Alive

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News Posted: Wed, Jan 18 2012 5:44 PM
It's the story that just won't end. Just when you thought LightSquared may have given up the game, nope -- here's another punch to the mid-section. LightSquared has just issues a scathing new release that points fingers at testing equipment and again assures the public that their network wouldn't screw with any GPS triangulation. LightSquared said today that the process used to test GPS devices by Air Force Space Command on behalf of the Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Executive Committee (PNT EXCOM) was rigged by manufacturers of GPS receivers and government end users to produce bogus results, and revealed details of the testing to document its accusations.

PNT EXCOM advises and coordinates among U.S. government agencies on GPS matters and is comprised of representatives from those agencies with GPS expertise. LightSquared has called on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to objectively re-evaluate this initial round of testing and also to evaluate mitigation proposals the company has proposed. Additionally, the company has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the NTIA to conduct the second round of tests on high-precision devices at an independent laboratory to ensure objectivity and transparency.


In a call with reporters, Jeff Carlisle, LightSquared's Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy; and Geoff Stearn, LightSquared's Vice President for Spectrum Development; outlined how GPS industry insiders and government end users manipulated the latest round of tests to generate biased results. Also on the call was Edmond Thomas, former chief engineer at the FCC who explained how fair and accurate testing should be conducted.

Will LightSquared get anywhere using the brute force method? It's hard to imagine so, but at this point, it's about the only tactic they have left to try...
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Well if those tests were in someways manipulated that will be A+ for LightSquared, sometimes using brute force may help solve the problem, lets re-test and see how accurate those results are with people you know won't manipulate the results and let everyone knows what is true or not.

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LLeCompte replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 12:52 PM

We just need to see some evidence, or maybe a 3rd party could come in a test it to see if it really does cause interference.

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AKnudson replied on Thu, Jan 19 2012 5:00 PM

it absoulutley causes interference, i am mad at lightSquared, their product is horrible and they need to let go and move o, they cause havoc when no one will ever buy them any way the reputation thay have built for themselves is past repairable, Eminem says it best " if i am talking too fast let me slow it down for you, let it go dog its over. "

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