... 2 L. Barbee Ponder IV, Globalstar General Counsel & Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Globalstar; Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director of Mobile Ecosystem; Joshua Lamel of BGR Group; Gonzalo Casado and Sai Sushma Mallela of AT4 wireless; and I met with Commissioner Pai and Commission staff at WSG on February 8 and discussed the attached presentation....SNIP
"... Globalstar, Inc. (“Globalstar”), through its counsel, hereby informs the Commission that on February 8, 2016, Commissioner Ajit Pai; Brendan Carr, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Pai; Gigi Sohn, Counselor to Chairman Tom Wheeler; and Gabrielle Whitehall from Chairman Wheeler’s office visited the Washington School for Girls (“WSG”) and observed students using Globalstar’s Terrestrial Low Power Service (“TLPS”) along with Wi-Fi Channels 1, 6, and 11.1 As shown during this visit,2 the TLPS deployment at WSG has been a success and further confirms the significant public interest benefits of the rules the Commission proposed in the above-captioned proceeding.3 WSG’s students are the first in the nation to gain access to TLPS and now have more 2.4 GHz spectrum available to meet their educational needs than any other students in the country.4...SNIP
FierceWirelessTech chimes in with: "Apple, Cisco dis 2.4 GHz, favor 5 GHz for enterprise Wi-Fi"
sickofbeeger, an advantage of having an account (other than just for posting) is the ability to use the IGNORE feature:
move/hover your cursor into and over/into one of you never want see again posters...
a "Flag" then appears/pops up/out on your screen...
click on "Flag", then
click/select "Ignore User" of the sub-menu that has popped up...,
the ignored are now out of your purview forever (and you have "board paradise")! :D
Spectrum is the new beach front property according to Peter Radizeski @radinfo and he has a very reliable source which tells him Verizon is in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications.
More from Peter:
"XO is the largest owner of LMDS spectrum, currently  worth $35.8 million, in the nation. NextLink, the wireless operation of XOHO, recently launched its broadband wireless services in Las Vegas and increased its wireless portfolio to 14 markets at the speed of covering 1 to 2 metro areas/month: Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, LA, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas - already more than its almost only competitor in LMDS fixed wireless services, FiberTower. The remaining large LMDS spectrum owner, Level 3, through its acquisition of Telecove." [seekingalpha] IDT also owned a chunk of this spectrum too.
We'll see if he is correct - I have a lot of trust in his scoops - he has been very accurate in the past. As a reminder, I told you about Verizon's Terremark spin off eight months before the Reuters exclusive. Hopefully TMCnet will be two for two on Verizon rumors.
OT/Maglan vis-a-vis MDLNF could you please elucidate/substantiate/corroborate WHY: "And as far as MDLNF goes it's correlated to oil which will drag half the US shale market into bankruptcy ****except for MDLNF. MDLNF will survive this oil nuclear winter and thrive.****
"In a document released by Apple and Cisco this week, the companies all but declare 2.4GHz Wi-Fi dead.
The document, which was released on February 3, is targeted at enterprises and details best practices for Wi-Fi networks supporting iOS devices, but we can take that advice to the home too.
It says that “both Cisco and Apple’s joint recommendation [is that] the use of the 2.4 GHz band is not considered suitable for use for any business and/or mission critical enterprise applications.”
2.4GHz Wi-Fi, which is basically universally used by default in most devices, is a nightmare. That’s especially pronounced in urban environments like apartment buildings where the available channels are so crowded that speed is significantly impacted. And that’s not even including the fact that home appliances like microwave ovens can interfere with your speed.
It’s almost impossible to get real performance out of the standard anymore, with most channels littered with hundreds of noisy Wi-Fi networks — mostly because people don’t know how to enable the more powerful 5GHz band.
Instead, “Cisco and Apple strongly [recommend] a 5 GHz-only (802.11a/n/ac) wireless network for Apple devices” as a “best practice” approach. So much so that Apple won’t even provide advice on the 2.4GHz standard for businesses.
The best result would be if companies like Apple and Google would add warnings to their smartphones and other devices to let you know when a network might be affected by interference because it’s using the older standard so that everyone’s aware of how bad it can be.
In 2016 you’d be hard pressed to find a Wi-Fi router that doesn’t support the 5GHz standard, but many of them come with it disabled by default. It’s worth checking if your wireless is already set up to use the faster standard, as you’ll almost certainly notice the difference if you make the change."
for The Document & other refs GOOGLE up:
"Apple and Cisco acknowledge that 2.4GHz Wi-Fi is too unreliable and crowded"
this shareholder -- who keeps about two dozen family, relatives, friends, colleagues, ... (and their family and ... etc) informed -- over the years has (luckily/fortunately) developed a professional investor management relationship that "helps" ascertain not only the provenance of "things" as well as their veracity. :D
this shareholder, in an email exchange with GSAT management this day, asked about The PCSTEL PURPORTED STATEMENT OF FACT that "... Globalstar committed to a lower priority than unlicensed services and noted that any interference claims by unlicensed users would be investigated and if necessary resolved by way of the NOC. ***By committing to this, they have committed to a lower interference priority than unlicensed Part 15 users.***"
the co's management summarily and promptly informed this shareholder THAT
"This is not correct – agreeing to a mitigation protocol to engage with an unlicensed operator in the extremely unlikely / tail-risk scenario where there is an interference event in no way lowers the interference priority of TLPS vs. unlicensed - per the explicit proposed rules in the NPRM, TLPS will operate under Part 15 in the lower 10.5 MHz of Channel 14 and will be afforded no special interference protection and an interference management system will be employed – the interference priority remains equal to existing Part 15 operations."
vis-a-vis/tangential to ZXQ's observation that "no MSS sector discussion for the first in as many years as I've been following it" at the upcoming Satellite 2016 conference -- it's also worth noting THAT Tim Farrar has been replaced as President (and apparently has NO designated or ANY listed position) now at/with the MSUA - Mobile Satellite Users Association:
Sage Communications’ Catherine Melquist Selected as New President of Mobile Satellite Users Association
GSAT's blackout policy: insider buying is to restricted for the period that is 1 week prior to the end of a quarter through 3 days after the release of the quarterly SEC Q/K.
fyi, there is an SEC restriction related to material non-public information... and companies -- like GSAT -- then put their own restrictions to ensure compliance with SEC rules.