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LightSquared Gets Extra Time On GPS Interference Tests
With evidence stacking up that a planned U.S. broadband-wireless service will interfere severely with GPS satellite-navigation receivers in markets from aviation to agriculture, the battle is shifting to how the problem can be mitigated, or avoided altogether.
At stake is the performance of millions of GPS receivers now in commercial and government use and privately held LightSquared’s $15 billion business plan to parlay its mobile satellite communications service into a nationwide network of 40,000 high-power base stations using the same frequencies.