Navigation and communication are the keywords of this article. While the environment Iam coming from has yet to initiate with 3G communications protocols and devices. Where else especially in US 4G communications are developing ahead. Lightsquared a company plans to develop 4G LTE wireless broadband communication network also aiming for satellite to orbital vehicle communication.
Lightsquared in 1988 previously known as AMCS later Mobile Satellite Ventures in 2004 was granted the license to deploy and provide terrestrial communication services. Recently lightsquared signed 15-year agreement to develop wireless communication network. Also provided access of their 4G LTE network equipment to Cricket Communication services.
Sanjiv Ahuja CEO of Lightsquared also put a agreement to provide 4G satellite equipment. Here the issue initiates. GPS is a navigation device providing direction and location estimation in air, at ground and at ocean.The devices that communicate with GPS satellite usually use 4G band of communication. As lightsquared is putting forward their 4G satellite equipment.Department of defense have objected this act. The equipment are jamming the military devices for navigation. Placing 40,000 broadcast station having 4G satellite equipment by lightsquared will degrade the performance of GPS receivers.
Committee is suggesting for upgrading and modification for the DoD’s software system – but that might require alot of money and cost. Also advices for certain technical solutions for the coexistence of lightsquared and GPS communication systems.