Press Conference appears to have just ended - therefore would guess that means no statements from Clyburn or Rosenworcel as far as this post Commissioners Meeting public session with reporters.
O'Reilly says he has not voted, is still considering material. Pai now saying he stands by his previous statements. ' So, that's all she wrote.' said Pai. So they were asked questions off topic.
Now talking about set top boxes, etc. O'Reilly seemed very open and not holding back. Pai was his typical arrogant self, IMO, rather glib.
Commissioners Pai and O'Reilly are up next for questions from the representatives of the press. The topic is supposed to be concerning business discussed today that was on the agenda. No idea if someone will ask an off topic question.
He was asked the question whether he had 3 votes, but Wheeler avoided the question saying it is a topic being considered by the commissioners. This just took place on the FCC Live streaming video coverage following the FCC Commissioners Meeting.
And this for LOL for our troll PCS
You should know that 'Hello Kitty' makes about $7 Billion in revenues each year - so yes, with approval we would be glad to paint GSAT satellites pink and be recognized around the world. That's considered pretty good Kitty Litter, IMO. Thanks for the concept.
“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.
Search 'Height Securities' - amounts to an opinion expressed by analyst Tracy Niles.
Quote Street Insider website:
"Despite several negative reports recently, due to ongoing negotiations and lobbying, Tracy believes believes the order will ultimately be approved.
"The initial 'no' vote from Commissioner Pai came on June 2, 2016. A reported Rosenworcel 'dissent' followed. At the same time, Commissioner Rosenworcel and Commissioner O’ Rielly met with the NCTA, and then other pro-GSAT groups over the following weeks. Commissioner Rosenworcel never confirmed whether she had dissented, or whether she had actually voted, which indicates to us that the 'no' speculation was either a negotiating tactic, or perhaps was unintentional implicationfrom her staff. We continue to believe that this 'dissent' was actually a bargaining tactic, and the Rosenworcel may ultimately approve the order," said Tracy.
The analyst added, "The ongoing ex-parte meetings indicate that both Rosenworcel and O’Rielly are continuing to consider and debate the order. 18 days have past since the original announcement from Commissioner Pai. As the timeline continues to extend, the likelihood that the order is being negotiated increases, and the likelihood of the order being voted down decreases."
Check 'Twitter' using 'FCC' as search word. Wheeler just made a speech it seems and announced they are going to vote for certain mm spectrum to be used for 5G - no indication just what wave lengths yet, so don't know if it is going to be relevant to 24GHz spectrum. However, if so that would be fantastic. Perhaps Wheeler does want to get the ball rolling rather than allow so much FTWRQ spectrum to stay fallow and wasted.
Wrong. July 14th is date for Wheeler proposal to open up 5G spectrum in the mm wave lengths.
Bridge - you aren't up to date on this stock or it's spectrum, it seems. However, for those wanting some more confirmation that this has to do with 5G spectrum - just do a search about 'FCC' on Twitter.
And the NEWS never stops, now they say -" Microsoft Makes Bold Move Into MARIJUANA BIZ."
No wonder they are having a hard time, they have a entirely different vision of 'The Cloud'.
What will they come up with next? Microsoft labs is really doing 'experimental testing' - because it's "Terrestrial".
Nothing quite like this has been seen since Fidel Castro came to New York decades ago to address the United Nations.
"Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, speaking in front of chickens pecking and clucking in a New York City skyscraper, announced plans on WEDNESDAY to donate 100,000 chickens to poor nations in an effort to end extreme poverty." - The Economic Times
It remains uncertain at the time of the announcement whether any of these chickens will be reserved for individuals shorting GSAT. But informed sources estimated "Raising and selling chickens can lift families out of poverty' which is good news for chickenshit producers too, such as the Colombian bird manure curator , PissnTell, who reportedly is on a 'Death Watch' at this time.
"There's no investment that has a return percentage anything like being able to breed chickens," said Bill Gates.
Gates made his announcement on the 68th floor of a NEW building at the World Trade Center, a site not typically used for showcasing chickens,he said. "We snuck them in," he quipped according to the Economic Times reporter.
Perhaps think of a wolf in sheep's clothing: Chardan Capital was a major repository for funds used by Kerrisdale to launch it's attack on GSAT back in 2014. I don't have time to look up the documents, but you may be able to find the links to the SEC documents filed by Kerrisdale, written about in the posting history here - we discussed how Cardan was instrumental in organizing the participation of funds that went into Kerrisdale and at the same time Chardan was showing up (as a proxy?) asking questions at quarterly meetings. Kerrisdale never showed up to ask their own questions at the public conference calls.
There is no Microsoft deadline exactly, except the FCC can take away the experimental testing license at any time according to the terms under which it was granted. Monday the 13th is 3 week after the temporary license was granted - and that allows Microsoft just enough time to make a presentation before Friday the 17th - at which date the FCC could yet add TLPS to the June meeting Agenda of the Commissioner's meeting set for the 24th. Microsoft can chose to remain silent, but they don't have the luxury of unlimited time, that time can run out without further notice. Microsoft has to show some specific and believable test results relevant to a delay of the proceedings or make other plans, IMO. This is how I think the show down has been arranged. FCC testing did not find any interference issues, and TLPS has been demonstrated numerous times. Those are all facts - and it's time to vote unless Microsoft can show some science that would require validation, and I'm not alone in thinking that Microsoft won't be able to cut off it's own nose on this one.
I don't see this as handing over FCC responsibility to Microsoft, even though it seems unusual. However, when a decision is completed by the FCC it would be difficult for Microsoft or other opposition to argue in court or anywhere that they were ignored.
Also, I don't think the FCC is waiting for the Microsoft results - the FCC is only moving ahead and the clock is running down - recall that the FCC has stated that the FCC may revoke testing rights at any point in time. I tend to think Microsoft is now trying to evaluate their opportunities and make adjustments to the vote coming. Naturally Microsoft is playing their cards close to their chest, IMO.
Opposition posters to the FCC have often claimed as part of their position that ALL the questions of interference etc could be resolved in 3 weeks of testing, so the FCC has called their bluff. June 13 is 3 weeks, time up - four days after that brings the FCC into their Sunshine period for any and all business they will attend to at the June Commission Open Meeting. Although we are not on the Agenda, that could change - so opposition better get their comments in and they better not get caught fudging test results, IMO.
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.