WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a draft order that would reallocate a portion of the radio spectrum for broadband communications, overruling a decade of strong objections from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) over potential harm to GPS satellite navigation signals. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article
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23 April 2020 -- Senior Pentagon leaders warn that such a move will lead to unacceptable harm to the GPS system by creating new interference that could disrupt satellites critical to national security.
The decision would allow the privately held Ligado Networks in Reston, Va., formerly known as LightSquared, to operate in L-band frequency range despite years of government resistance, largely led by the DOD.
The emphasis comes amid renewed focus on 5G technology from key White House administration officials.
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