LightSquared's network interferes with GPS, according to the latest test
LightSquared wants to install 36,000 towers across the U.S., and the results of this test seriously jeopardizes that business plan. Jeff Carlisle, the company's executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy says that LightSquared and GPS can, "Peacefully co-exist". Later this month, LightSquared is scheduled to deliver a final report on GPS interference to the FCC. If the problems cannot be resolved, the company might have to turn the power off and close its doors permanently.
Ironically, earlier today, Bloomberg reported that LightSquared is working on a deal to buy LTE access from AT&T to use in areas where it doesn't have coverage or capacity to offer its own services. The report, attributed to anonymous sources, says that nothing between the two has been finalized. So far LightSquared has agreed to provide 4G LTE service to Cellular South, Cricket Wireless and Open Range.
source: WSJ, Bloomberg via Phonescoop