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Independent Lab Tests Verify High-Precision GPS Devices Can Coexist with LightSquared
Dec 23, 2011 (01:12 PM EST)


RESTON, Va., Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LightSquared filed the first set of data from independent testing of precision GPS devices which were modified to coexist with the company's proposed nationwide 4G LTE network.

"As we anticipated, the data shows that properly filtered high-precision GPS devices do not suffer any loss of accuracy in the presence of LightSquared's signals," said LightSquared's executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy, Jeff Carlisle. "The government has not yet begun the next phase of testing, which will focus on high-precision devices, so this is an important indicator as those tests get underway."

The government's testing has already confirmed that more than 300 million GPS-enabled cell phones are compatible with LightSquared's signal. This, along with the independent test results available today, proves that engineering solutions are possible, and interference issues are avoidable.

LightSquared has made a commitment to bring world-class wireless broadband connectivity to 260 million Americans by 2015, and plans to do so by investing $14 billion in private equity in the nation's broadband infrastructure. The company will continue to work with the federal government to arrive at a complete solution so that it may begin building out its network, which will create jobs, foster competition and bring more affordable wireless broadband to underserved communities across America.

Visit LightSquared.com to access a copy of the ex parte filing with the FCC and the accompanying documentation (attachment 1, attachment 2, attachment 3 and attachment 4). LightSquared looks forward to providing further data in the New Year, as soon as the remaining reports are finished.

About LightSquared
LightSquared's
mission is to revolutionize the U.S. wireless industry. With the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage, LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, wherever they are in the United States. As a wholesale-only operator, LightSquared will deploy an open 4G wireless broadband network to be used by existing and new service providers to sell their own devices, applications and services – at a competitive cost and without retail competition from LightSquared. The deployment and operation of LightSquared's network represent more than $14 billion of private investment over the next eight years. For more information about LightSquared, please go to www.LightSquared.com, www.facebook.com/LightSquared and www.twitter.com/LightSquared.

CONTACT: 

Penny Kozakos
Burson-Marsteller for LightSquared
Tel: (917) 815-4747
Penny.Kozakos@bm.com

Forward Looking Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements and information regarding LightSquared and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and certain assumptions of LightSquared's management and are, therefore, subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements expressed herein relate only to information as of the date of this release. LightSquared has no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, nor is there any assurance that the plans or strategies discussed in this release will not change.

 

SOURCE LightSquared