It looks like the beleaguered LightSquared may be seeing illumination at the end of the financial and regulatory tunnels, despite past industry objections to its proposed broadband services (CTDaily, 05/15/12). The Va.-based company recently won a three-month FCC experimental license, which it plans to use to test-share the 1675 MHz-1680 MHz band with federal users. It also is looking into ways the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s operations could be migrated to a lower band. Time is short, however; the license expires July 20, about the same time LightSquared is set to emerge from its Chapter 11 status. Notes Jeffrey S. Silva, senior policy director/Telecommunications, Media and Technology at Washington, D.C.-based Medley Global Advisors LLC, “Depending on the outcome of the Chapter 11 proceeding, the FCC could move forward on a rebanding plan submitted last September in which LightSquared would surrender upper 10 megahertz (1545 MHz-1555 MHz downlink) of the total 40 megahertz licensed in the L band, leaving it potentially with 30 megahertz to build a wholesale-based 4G LTE national wireless network.”

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