Satellite Cos. Pitch Their Spectrum to the FCC and Eventually Carriers

Napa_GW_from_West_2-13Nov08The FCC has had conversations with Qualcomm (s qcom) and Skyterra in the last few weeks about an effort to use a combination of satellites and a terrestrial network known as ATC (Ancillary Terrestrial Component), which could make 100 MHz of spectrum available for mobile broadband. Given that both the wireless industry and the FCC are unified in calling for more spectrum for mobile data services, the satellite companies are setting themselves up for a potential payday, but I still think it’s a sucker’s bet. Read More about Satellite Cos. Pitch Their Spectrum to the FCC and Eventually Carriers