Interference to Magic’s existing line-of-sight microwave link between Magic and Headway – Magic Technology existing line-of-site microwave link operates at the unlicensed U-NII band of 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz under the FCC rules whereas Globalstar’s proposed facility is licensed and operates at 5.091 to 5.25 GHz to 6.875 to 7.055 GHz receive bands and therefore the frequencies are outside of the U-NII band. Furthermore, the antennae will not operate lower than 10 degree elevation angle. Globalstar will incorporate a masking profile to prevent the antennae from pointing directly to Magic’s line of sight antennae
January 30, 2014 [Via Satellite 01-30-2014] Globalstar has announced Sat-Fi, a new voice and data solution that provides seamless integration between any Wi-Fi enabled device and Globalstar’s satellite constellation. Sat-Fi allows customers to use their existing smartphones to send and receive communications through Globalstar’s satellite network allowing for seamless voice and data connectivity beyond the range of cellular.Through the Sat-Fi app and satellite hot spot, users will be able to send and receive calls, email and SMS text messages from their device anywhere within Globalstar’s footprint. Sat-Fi customers will be able to maintain a constant connectivity, whether on land or at sea, when traveling in and out of cellular coverage.
The new Sat-Fi platform is designed to appeal to a broad market including enterprise and government customers as well as the mass consumer market.
“Now that we have completed the deployment of our new constellation, Sat-Fi will have global appeal to those who need reliable connectivity beyond the cellular grid,” said Jay Monroe, chairman and CEO of Globalstar. “As we continue to seamlessly integrate our satellite services into the everyday lives of our increasingly expanding subscriber base, this scalable technology represents a giant leap forward in achieving this fundamental goal.”
One way around not having enough handset in the pipeline. Given the lack of G* desire to fill the constellation and then raise prices, Im betting this solution will cost MORE than a sub with a G* phone.
Lets just say they do get a favorable ruling, which will be this week or the next.
And if we calculate in the fact that the big boys will want there spectrum. What is a good price target? I have read that if it's a yes, that it will be between $3.5-6.5. Too big of a range! And that is without putting in the bidding for the spectrum.
Or do you guys think, they will just lease it out?