Ligado Application Granted with Conditions to Safeguard GPS


The FCC has unanimously approved the Ligado Networks application to deploy a nationwide terrestrial L-band network for 5G and IoT. Despite the Defense of Department and other federal agencies raising objections about possible interference to GPS, the FCC granted Ligado’s application with a number of conditions, including a 23-megahertz guard band using Ligado’s own licensed spectrum and base station power level limits.

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