Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband – WSJ.com

Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband - WSJ.com

Globalstar Inc., a small satellite communications company, has filed to use its airwave licenses to provide mobile broadband services, a move that could eventually make the wireless spectrum more valuable.

Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband - WSJ.com

The Covington, La., company filed a two-prong plan with the Federal Communications Commission to use the spectrum, something that would require a partnership with a larger wireless data provider or telecom company. As smartphones and data consumption have exploded, expanded access to airwaves has become important to wireless carriers and has become a stated priority of regulators.

Globalstar Chief Executive Jay Monroe said the company has had preliminary discussions with the FCC and is confident in its plan.

via Globalstar Pushes to Use Spectrum for Mobile Broadband – WSJ.com.

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