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In The News | RCR Wireless | Dan Meyer | May 24, 2016

Ligado Files 5G Plans with FCC, Promises Fair Play with GPS

Ligado Networks, which earlier this year changed its name from LightSquared, is moving forward with plans to tap its 1.6 GHz spectrum holdings in an attempt to launch “5G” network services. The company said this week it filed details of its plans with the Federal Communications Commission for using its controversial spectrum holdings to “accelerate the move to 5G.”

Ligado currently controls around 40 megahertz of spectrum in the 1.6 GHz band initially tied to the company’s ongoing operation of a satellite-based communications system, and has been attempting to garner approval for using some of that spectrum for a ground-based wireless network.

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