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News | 01/28/2002 5:00 am EST

MSS players strike back in fight to gain terrestrial access to L-band
Mobile Satellite Ventures Canada (MSV Canada) and the New ICO Global are striking back at opponents of terrestrial use of L-band spectrum in reply comments to Industry Canada filed earlier this month. The two companies, which want access to mobile satellite spectrum for an urban terrestrial in-fill network, say the technical analysis provided by Inmarsat Ventures plc presents an overly optimistic view of the level of interference that would actually be encountered by the MSS rival.
Among other arguments they make, the two companies discredit the concept of using existing terrestrial mobile networks as a remedy to providing reliable urban coverage. MSV Canada writes in its reply comments, supported by New ICO, that users wouldn’t be able to enjoy the benefits of advanced digital services, available on current PCS networks through roaming agreements with existing wireless operators. More details:

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