Smith added, “We are also pleased that the added
protections at 1526-1536 MHz have addressed Garmin’s
concerns for devices other than certified aviation
equipment. We understand that we need to work with the
aviation community to address any outstanding concerns
and are committed to working closely with Garmin, the
Department of Transportation, the FAA and others in this
community to find a similar peaceful coexistence between
the two services. I am confident we can find that
compromise over time so these select frequencies can be
part of the agreement, New LightSquared will make
filings at the FCC that commit to conditions on spectrum
use and uplink and downlink limits, and Garmin agrees it
will not object to the company’s deployment of a network
in the spectrum bands, 1627.5-1637.5 MHz, 1646.5-1656.5
MHz and 1670-1680 MHz, as long as such deployment is
consistent with the operational parameters agreed to by
the companies in the agreement.
The company’s lawsuit against Garmin and others was
filed on November 1, 2013 in the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New
York and later transferred to the District Court.
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