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ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia 59 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 2, 2015 10:41 PM Member since: Jun 11, 1999
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  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia by ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Mar 2, 2015 10:41 PM Flag

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia by ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Mar 2, 2015 4:06 PM Flag

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Trying for some clarity

    by mxsailor Feb 27, 2015 4:29 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 28, 2015 6:11 PM Flag

    FURTHERMORE AND FOREMOST IPTECHPAT, if the Wi-Fi Alliance/WISPA/CableLabs and Bluetooth SIG (and any other "concerned parties" -- cough, cough!) wanted/desired/needed to do testing according to ***their own designs*** and not a demonstration by GSAT, The Time To Have Done (or "proposed" and gotten the requisite Experimental Licenses or STA's) to HAVE DONE SO was during (the extended) NPRM comment period and not at the "here" and "now" of the 11th hour, 59th minute and 58th second!

    N.B. the Wi-Fi Alliance/WISPA/CableLabs and Bluetooth SIG (as well as any other parties) ALSO HAD The Benefit of the extra loooong time it took the Federal Register to finally get the NPRM "out" and the comment period clock to start ticking to get their testing duckies lined up/collective or individual acts "together".

    The FCC really should/MUST take a "hard line" of these "children". they warrant nothing less than a trip through the FCC's Spanking Machine (saving the VERY HARD/MOST FIRM setting for the FULLEST trip through that IRDM so well deserves for their time wasting paper work antics of the commissions staff)!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Buy before earnings?

    by s584sd Feb 27, 2015 9:33 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 27, 2015 10:20 PM Flag

    ZXQ, would it be possible for you to kindly enlighten The Rest of "Us" as to what "insights" with respect to The True Intent you believe//see from Paul Margie's "12/18/14 post on behalf of NCTA casts possible insight behind the true intent of his request for testing that was posted today" ?

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia by ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 27, 2015 5:01 PM Flag

    ... rulemaking is a little bit different.

    "As is typical for a final rule and order," said Kim Hart, an FCC spokeswoman, "***the final document is not available until staff makes final edits, which must be cleared by each commissioner***."

    "Final edits" don't mean a secret attempt by officials to scribble in new regulations at the last minute. Here's what that means instead: Under the FCC's procedures, dissenting arguments must be tallied up and responded to by the FCC's majority — in this case, the Democrats.

    When that's done — probably after a few weeks — the FCC will post the rules on the agency's Web site. At that point the public will be able to see the specific language. It'll be another few weeks before the document will be published in the Federal Register, the collection of all the rules and notices adopted by the government.

    For the most part, the rules won't take effect for another 60 days after that. Certain parts of the regulation will take even longer.

    "Until then, a lot of nothing's going to happen," said a telecom industry official, who asked not to be named to discuss internal deliberations more freely.


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 26, 2015 4:13 PM Flag

    note that The Other "Big" Thing The FCC likely has on its plate, perhaps ahead of the TLPS R&O is the Comcast/Time Warner merger (which hopefully will be DENIED) + any "nonsense" as a result of The Charlie's "playing" the AWS-3 rulez... then, dear fellow GSAT shareholders, "Our" Time will surely come (and by then The "Red Herrings" of "The Concerned" will have been ameliorated by The FCC TLPS "DEMO").

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • via the rattlewatcher on ihub: "... They are relatively small, but all the agencies appear to be aware of Globalstar. Globalstar has had about 1100 contracts/transactions dating back to 2004 for under $7M in total value.

    Obviously not a lot of revenue here, just thought the list of federal agencies was interesting during 2013/2014 alone.

    DOD, EPA, National Park Service, Federal Prison system, Bureau of Reclamation, Housing and urban development, Veterans Affairs, DHS border protection,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , Department of State ,DEA, Department of Agriculture, USDA ,Fema, US Immigration and Customs,
    Bureau of Land Management , Bureau of Indian Affairs , Department of the Treasury , US Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, Secret Service (2012) , and last but not least the FCC uses Globalstar phones/sat service with a $15K contract dated 7/2014.



    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    TLPS: Regulatory Risk

    by lakenonapatriot Feb 25, 2015 3:33 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 25, 2015 9:44 PM Flag

    absolutely GSAT's interference experts should also be front and center AND with their top of the line spectrum spectrum analyzers (just in case The "Shadow Folks") try to, er, uh, try to, uhm, shall we say "promulgate" some "interference"!

    another solution, of course, would be to hold the demo inside a big room sized faraday cage or better yet a SCIF [for those that are not knowledgeable on SCIF's (pronounced "skiff") you can find a description on Wikipedia].

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    TLPS: Regulatory Risk

    by lakenonapatriot Feb 25, 2015 3:33 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 25, 2015 8:45 PM Flag

    vis-a-vis "I can't think of anyone else that I'd have more confidence in for this demo at the FCC." -- er, how about/as well as The FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC) Chairman Dennis Roberson and [his eminently qualified] Associates...! :D

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 25, 2015 6:56 PM Flag

    gully/rattle, SPOT-ON and fits hand in glove with your ihub posts this day of the Cisco message on Instagram..."By 2019, 54% of mobile data traffic will be offloaded to Wi-Fi networks."


    AND of a separate article same subject, referencing Mr Dolan

    "He said there is no reason to build connectivity outside the company’s geographical footprint; Wi-Fi connectivity is widely available."

    "He provided anecdotal evidence that Freewheel has greater appeal than might have been originally envisioned. “So we're seeing some… enthusiastic interest from expats and from people who travel frequently outside the country, because they're able to maintain a U.S. phone number, they don't incur any roaming charges when they're on WiFi, either in their hotel or particularly in the U.K. where there's a lot of WiFi available and throughout Europe. So the idea of having a flat rate U.S. sort of that phone that they can use to conduct all their U.S. business is one of the sort of interesting opportunities for us that we've uncovered as we started rolling out Freewheel. So we think there's more opportunity there, particularly in Europe and also in the Caribbean.”


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 25, 2015 6:23 PM Flag

    especially vis-a-vis the Jan 14 2015 Wired article (GOOGLE up):
    "Where Cellular Networks Don’t Exist, People Are Building Their Own"
    as a way to service thinly populated areas would be possible... :D

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • FierceWireless: "Just weeks after launching its low-cost Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service, Cablevision CEO James Dolan told investors during the company's fourth quarter earnings call that he believes Freewheel will disrupt the cellular industry and his company is going to put more emphasis on its Wi-Fi initiatives.

    Specifically, Dolan said that his company is going to prioritize Wi-Fi over the company's traditional video business, which is facing rising programming costs. He noted that margins for data products such as Wi-Fi are increasing.

    Although Dolan admitted that it was too early to assess demand for Freewheel, he said that the company is seeing usage outside its footprint primarily by non-U.S. citizens who want a low-cost phone available for when they conduct American business.

    Dolan also issued this directive to the wireless industry: "We believe Freewheel will be the beginning of a disruptive force to the cellular industry. As a company, we are solidifying our position as our customers' preferred connectivity company. Freewheel is a natural progression of this strategy and is the first in a series of new products and services which we intend to launch in order to better serve our customers' needs."

    Dolan also downplayed Freewheel's limitations as a cellular replacement because of coverage gaps. "The bigger indication and the one that cellular companies have to truly worry about is the one I talked about before. Nobody is building connectivity using cellular. Nobody. Everybody is using WiFi. Why is that? I think the answer to that is obvious, right? WiFi is a much more efficient, effective method of delivering data between a device, a network, and a server. But technology is technology; science is science; and this is what it is. I think that in my opinion the die is cast here...SNIP

    for the rest GOOGLE up:
    "Cablevision's Dolan says Freewheel and other Wi-Fi services will disrupt cellular industry"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    FCC Watch: TLPS, What is it worth?

    by lakenonapatriot Feb 24, 2015 9:00 AM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 25, 2015 2:29 PM Flag

    vis-a-vis the claim that "... DISH is currently struggling with the buildout part where they have until 2017 to cover 40% of the population in areas where they have licenses and 70% until 2021, or something like that."
    DISH Q4 2014 CC:

    Charlie Ergen: "... Many analysts have misreported our build out requirement so let's just kind of set through record straight of that. In our AWS-4 spectrum, we have until 2017 for our milestone and 2021 for our second milestone. If you miss the first milestone which is to build I think Tom 40%.

    Tom Cullen: "Yes.

    Charlie Ergen: "40% of population then you lose one year that the penalty is that you lose one year on your second milestone. So that if you were to look at from that kind of longest term scenario then you have up to 2020 to meet your milestone of building I think is 70% of the country. So a lot of that will depend on strategically how we move forward and some of it will depend on the technology. But probably most important that the speed at which we can move forward will be what the big guys will try to do and call 3GPP. So what happens in this industry is as soon as you become a competitor the big guys take you on and try to stop you. They try to stop you in Congress, they try to pass laws, they try to file against you an auction, they try to do -- and they try to go against in 3GPP, they try to go handset manufacturers and they cause all kinds of mischief. And one of the things they do in 3GPP is they try not to get your band approved. And so you have to do that before any handset manufacturers will manufacture product so we have lots of battles ahead of us. And the same guys that are going to be filing against build out schedules are going to be doing their darndest to stop this in other ways. And FCC is not naïve about these things. And we will -- once we get approved in our brand 3GPP, first we got to get the spectrum, second we got to get approved in the bands and then we are having the ability to build out...SNIP

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to


    by lava4716 Feb 24, 2015 5:21 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 24, 2015 8:05 PM Flag

    Globalstar's NY presentation at Imperial Capital's 8th Annual Global Opportunities Conference was the day after Tim Taylor presented at the Bank of America ML one in CA in Sept 2014.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Nice after hours pop

    by aviair Feb 24, 2015 5:56 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 24, 2015 6:46 PM Flag

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 23, 2015 7:24 PM Flag

    vis-a-vis Mr. Billionaire Ergan saying he views the industry as “relatively in its infancy”; recall the Oct 28, 2014 Bloomberg article "Billionaire Spurned by Buffett Seeks Global Wi-Fi Network" on Mr. Billionaire Jay Monroe that highlighted Thermo's "Three Tenets":

    “We look for three things: a change in technology, a change in regulation and a trend...”

    as well as:

    “Nothing happens fast. There’s a myth about that,” Monroe said. “Our investment philosophy is always pretty much the same: If you know you’re right and you just have to manage the problem, then make the investment...”

    and lastly (but not "least-ly"):

    “Long-term investors know us, enough to know that when things got really hairy and the company needed another $50 million, we always put it in.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 16, 2015 7:12 PM Flag

    "STA could conceivably be granted with no SBE/BAS notification requirement"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 16, 2015 6:39 PM Flag

    ERGO, the TLPS NOS could summarily require -- in order for an AP to be TLPSful participatory enabled -- that for "Purity Of Essence" purposes (with apologies to Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper) it only operate in 802.11n mode on Ch. 14 so as to facilitate the most highest throughput and most modern/efficient means on that channel.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 16, 2015 5:18 PM Flag

    HEADS UP ON CHANGES IN TLPS TESTING PERMITS: recall that Globalstar applied to FCC on 2/9 to add additional TLPS experimental testing locations (including FCC HQ) to the already granted San Carlos experimental license... BUT, it now looks as if the FCC has asked Globalstar to file a STA request for those additional locations instead, which it did today.

    excerpting the STA application:
    Requested Period of Operation
    Operation Start Date: 02/23/2015
    Operation End Date: 05/23/2015

    both the original as well as the latest STA FCC APP links can be found on tweets at

  • Reply to

    March CC

    by mrworldwide_challenger Feb 15, 2015 8:12 PM
    ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia ecstaticallyeuphoriceuthanasia Feb 15, 2015 8:53 PM Flag

    vis-a-vis "It's just hard for some of our board members to accept.. Me too, sometimes..." Most Highly Recommend the/any "worry warts" as well as The Seekers of The Truth who want/desire to hear The Axiomatic Facts -- directly from/vis The Horses Mouth -- well, then simply go to the
    website and request a login and then listen for yourselves!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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