FCC issues NPRM on Globalstar terrestrial broadband network deployment; LightSquared sues GPS vendors, groups

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> The FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to let Globalstar deploy a terrestrial broadband network over 22 MHz of spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band.Release

> Huawei will expand its Russian R&D facilities. Article

> More than 20 percent of commercial aircraft will provide either Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity by year-end, according to IHS. Release  

> Extreme Networks completed its acquisition of Enterasys Networks. Release

> Google, Samsung and Huawei are being sued over Nortel patents. Article

> Invesco Funds invested $24 million more in Thinfilm, which says printed electronic objects will become part of the network via near-field communication (NFC). Release

> LightSquared is suing Deere, Garmin, Trimble and two GPS-related groups. Article

> TM Forum is eyeing NFV-related Catalyst projects for its Management World event next June. Article

And finally… You can fend off the undead and get PADI-certified during a Zombie Apocalypse Diver course. Article

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