LightSquared on the Offensive

After finding that their proposed spectrum frequency disrupts GPS receivers, LightSquared has gone on the record saying that GPS manufacturers and current users should buy filters for their devices.

“Fixing this problem through the deployment of better filters in GPS devices will add some costs to the GPS industry, but those costs would only be a fraction of the $120 billion in benefits that would be created by LightSquared’s deployment of its LTE network,” the news release said. It says filters would add only 30 cents to the cost of a new GPS device but acknowledges that retrofitting would be substantially more costly.”

You can read the entire AVweb article here.

You can read a previous post regarding this issue here.

My sense is that this isn’t going to end well for the folks at LightSquared.