His specific reference to the Thursday decision was directed at 5G spectrum licenses - but since that will have broader implications for 'sharing' and spectrum use, it should have some overflow that works toward whatever the circulation R&O wording for 2.4 GHz is, I think.
Commissioner O'Reilly today is going to say:
"With all due respect to this Subcommittee, it has been my goal that, when testifying,
I provide suggestions on issues that need to be addressed or may be of interest. Accordingly, let me raise,
for your consideration,the issue of authorizing spectrum fees in very narrow circumstances. While I
previously discussed the need to impose spectrum fees – or a cost aspect – on federal government
spectrum license holders in order to improve spectrum efficiency, the component I hope to generate interest
in today involves the imposition of fees in a spectrum sharing environment where mutual exclusivity
, which is needed to trigger an auction, is not obtained. Specifically, as spectrum sharing becomes more prevalent and establishing mutual exclusivity becomes more difficult or undesired, the Commission is without a mechanism to prevent licenses from being awarded for free."
He goes on to make that a specific example involving 3.5 GHz spectrum, but the suggestion is much more generalized overall. This may be O'Reilly's negotiation point currently?
“The FCC continues to push the limits of congressional patience, grab jurisdiction from other agencies, and leave the marketplace bewildered and confused. Pledges of openness and transparency have failed to materialize. Meanwhile, it appears not just Republicans on the commission are kept in the dark on major policy proposals. This is not make believe – the consequences are real and the FCC must do better,” said (xyNz123). “The upcoming hearing will provide our members an important opportunity to once again conduct oversight of an agency that needs reorganization."
Clue # 2:
July 12, 2016, hearing featuring all five FCC commissioners is scheduled according to today's announcement.
Among other topics there will be discussion about - 'the importance of an open and transparent process within the commission.'
IMO, Kinsma will be called upon to testify now that he claims to hold a substantial bag and is interested in FCC decisions.
Microsoft did poorly on consumer phones, getting less than 3% of the phone market business - so to read the Microsoft published comment of the CEO they are turning to plans to expand enterprise phone markets - secure, managed, etc. and including cloud services where they have been doing well. I think their negativity toward TLPS may shift, and we may see some strong evidence around the 13th of June ( that would mark the end of 3 weeks of Microsoft testing ).
Michael Daum of their strategic planning department is often publicly negative and reactionary toward developments outside Microsoft - he's negative on LTE-U also for example. But he will be looking at the results of their testing in GSAT spectrum. I think they are under pressure to get that done in short order.
The other name associated with MS experimental testing is Brian Swenson, network strategist.
"Brian Swenson has been at Microsoft for over 10 years holding a number of roles such as manager of planning and architecture, manager of core engineering, group manager of network engineering and currently is network strategist where he looks at what are the key long term technologies/locations/positions that Microsoft needs to invest in for the future. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brian worked at XO communications as manager of network engineering." from a description of his background taken from a blurb on a panel discussion workshop.
CHXE is the Chicago Exchange - and they are showing on level two with large buy orders, perhaps trying to cover. Read this headline about CHXE this morning: "Chicago Stock Exchange Says It's Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group" posted on Bloomberg in February 2016. Foreign interests didn't get the email from Pai?
Quote Microsoft webpage: "More information about these charges will be provided in Microsoft’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement on July 19, 2016, and in the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K."
Microsoft company website on May 25th - two days after MS was granted experimental license to test GSAT spectrum use - published the following statement:
"“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.”
Interesting to me that the experimental license granted was prepared and submitted by MS strategic planning department executives Michael Daum and Brian Swenson. Check out their work history via a search, you may find this interesting too.
Lock and Load.
Thanks for posting this. Tried to post it earlier today as a reminder - must see. But Yahoo as often is the case would not allow me to post. Really ought to be required viewing for anyone who wants to have more insight into what's going on with the 'challenge' and how information is being used. You are right that the stories today were placed - sources not named, facts twisted. etc.
"Thanks, @KonkaniBoy! I do as well. Prize cartographical possession still pristine 1764 Jefferys map of S/SE Asia."
IMO, he's going to need a map of that area for re-location purposes. Benedict Arnold had to leave the U.S. too.
This is very similar to trading that took place with CLWR just before it shot upward, in that it dropped significantly on high volume, shorts covered. Then it went UP.