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Ottawa’s TMI wins critical U.S. battle to build and launch next-gen mobile satellite

News | 07/24/2001 4:00 am EDT

TMI Communications has won a lengthy U.S. battle to secure frequencies for a new mobile satellite that will transform the Ottawa-based company from a telephony to a broadband services provider. The July 17 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to award 3.5 MHz of contiguous spectrum to eight applicants ends a decade-long feud that pitted mobile satellite services (MSS) companies against terrestrial competitors who fought hard to have the spectrum reassigned for their use.

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