TMF Associates Inc. analyst Tim Farrar, however, suggests in his blog that the cost and time it would take to actually implement any filter across the installed base of precision GPS equipment could still be crippling for LightSquared.
Why this matters LightSquared's deal with Sprint and multiple other wholesale agreements hang on a resolution of the GPS issue. Sprint is supposed to announce more about its 4G strategy, which includes LightSquared spectrum, on Oct. 7.
For more Read up on the GPS fight:
- LightSquared Lashes Out at GPS Industry
- LightSquared Spends $100M on Proposed GPS Fix
- LightSquared Grabs $265M, Gets Ready to Deploy Network
- LightSquared: GPS Issues Won't Stall Launch
- Pentagon Calls Interference on LightSquared
- FCC Lets LightSquared Pass 'Go'
- LightSquared Confident in Q3 Launch Schedule
- LightSquared Files First Report to FCC
- LightSquared Gets Satellite-Ready
- LightSquared Tees Up $586M Loan Deal
- LightSquared Grabs More Spectrum, Customers
- Rumor: LightSquared Ready to Spend Big on LTE
- LightSquared Names LTE Suppliers
- LightSquared Lands $850M for LTE Build
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile