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October 5, 2011

TR Daily reports that Trimble fired back at a recent statement by LightSquared General Counsel Curtis Lu
with a statement from its General Counsel, Jim Kirkland:

       "The statement neglects to mention the crucial fact that high-precision receivers like those sold
        by Trimble and Deere & Co. are uniquely susceptible to interference from LightSquared's
        proposed terrestrial operations because they have been designed to use commercial services
        provided by LightSquared and Inmarsat in the mobile satellite band, services still being offered
        today. The receivers were designed to meet contractual requirements of LightSquared and
        Inmarsat. Trimble finds it very odd that LightSquared now says that these designs are deficient,
        since it has happily collected revenue for these services in the timeframe the statement
        describes."

NextGov and Fierce Wireless report that LightSquared threatened litigation if the FCC does not allow it
to proceed with its planned network, which the GPS industry claims will interfere with GPS receivers.

The American Surveyor published a “LightSquared Watch,” saying that LightSquared has “ramped up
efforts to force its broadband initiative down the throats of the precise community.” The piece takes
issue with several LightSquared claims, including that GPS knew this was coming. “No one filed for a
primary terrestrial component until late 2010,” it explains. As for reports that LightSquared has
threated legal action, the article suggests that precise users file a class-action lawsuit of their own. “I
suspect $2 billion in ‘damages’ would qualify,” it says.

AIN Online reports that Javad GNSS and LightSquared claim to have developed a technical solution to
GPS interference by the LightSquared network and that the Coalition to Save Our GPS has said that if the
solution does in fact work, LightSquared should pay for it.

GPS World reports that the NTIA has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request by the
magazine, saying it cannot or will not release documents prepared by other government agencies.

Outlets including DailyWireless.org, Boy Genius Report and Mobiledia continue to report that
LightSquared announced an agreement with Sharp to develop L-band smartphones and tablets for its
broadband network.

LightSquared issued a press release announcing a wholesale agreement with CareConnect, the flagship
brand of ESCO Technologies, LLC, and America's #1 communications solution for the senior housing
industry.

Openet, a provider of Service Optimization Software (SOS) to communications and media service
providers, issued a press release announcing a partnership with LightSquared.

A cite list and links to the full text of these and other articles follow.

    1. DailyWireless.org, Lightsquared: A Man, A Plan, A Phone, October 4, 2011 Tuesday 4:41 PM EST,
       LENGTH: 577 words
    2. Boy Genius Report, Sharp to manufacture smartphones and tablets for LightSquared's 4G LTE
        network, October 3, 2011 Monday 11:33 PM EST, LENGTH: 461 words
    3. Marketwire, LightSquared and Openet Partner to Deliver Real-Time Subscriber Controls ; Next-
        Generation Charging and Mediation Platform Utilized to Support LTE and Provide LightSquared
        With Flexible Service Offerings for Innovative Partners, 646 words, 5 October 2011
    4. PR Newswire (U.S.), LightSquared and CareConnect to Mobilize Seniors, 741 words, 5 October
        2011
    5. TR Daily, TRIMBLE FIRES BACK AT LightSquared, 206 words, 4 October 2011
    6. TR Daily, MARTIN, ANALYST URGE FCC TO CONSIDER GRANTING BROADCASTERS SPECTRUM
        FLEXIBILITY, 719 words, 4 October 2011
    7. AINOnline.com, Javad GPS May Save LightSquared's Bacon, October 4, 2011, by Andrew Wood,
        October 4, 2011, 3:32 PM
    8. NextGov, LightSquared threatens legal action if FCC blocks network operation, By Bob Brewin
        10/04/2011
    9. Amerisurv.com, LightSquared Watch: The Latest Developments, Written by Marc Cheves,
        Tuesday, 04 October 2011
    10. Mobiledia, LightSquared, Sharp Team Up on 4G Devices, By Sandy Fitzgerald, Tue Oct 04, 2011
        11:42 am
    11. FierceWireless, LightSquared threatens legal action over GPS interference concerns, October 4,
        2011 — 10:56am ET, By Phil Goldstein
    12. GPS World, NTIA Cannot Find LightSquared Documents, Tells Magazine to Go Fish, October 4,
        2011 By: Alan Cameron

***Excerpts/Links to Full Text of Articles***

DailyWireless.org, Lightsquared: A Man, A Plan, A Phone, October 4, 2011 Tuesday 4:41 PM EST,
LENGTH: 577 words

LightSquared says it will partner with Sharp to develop L-band (1.6 GHz) smartphones and tablets for its
wholesale LTE network.

LightSquared will showcase devices during the CTIA Enterprise Applications show, October 11-13, in San
Diego.

TerreStar, the bankrupt satellite phone provider since bought by Dish Networks, unveilled a somewhat
similar satellite phone, called the Genus, nearly two years ago. It would use ATT's cellular network, and
hand off to a satellite connection when terrestrial service was not available. Although the phone was
presented and demonstrated, it apparently never made it to market. The Satphonestore has TerreStar's
GENUS Satellite/Cellular Smartphone available for $799. Service costs around US$0.65 per minute for
voice calls on top of a special $24.99-per-month satellite plan.

LightSquared CEO, Sanjiv Ahuja, published an open letter that ran in major newspapers last month. In
the letter, Mr. Ahuja reaffirms LightSquared's commitment to building a wholesale-only nationwide 4G-
LTE network integrated with satellite coverage.

The satellite phone company, with a working geosynchronous satellite, is hoping to use that spectrum to
build a terrestrial LTE network, hosting their antennas on Sprint's wireless network. But instead of
requiring a satellite connection, the system would be allowed to use terrestrial-only connections, since
phones would be cheaper.

To read more click here.
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Boy Genius Report, Sharp to manufacture smartphones and tablets for LightSquared's 4G LTE
network, October 3, 2011 Monday 11:33 PM EST, LENGTH: 461 words

Wholesale wireless reseller LightSquared announced on Monday that Sharp will manufacture
smartphones and tablets capable of running on its 4G LTE network. LightSquared said that it will demo
the first devices during the upcoming CTIA Wireless trade show in San Diego, California. "Sharp has a
rich history of producing unique products that push the extremes of design and functionality, and we're
proud that they will be developing innovative devices for LightSquared's 4G-LTE network," LightSquared
CEO Sanjiv Ahuja said. "LightSquared's wholesale-only business model and open network will provide
Sharp with a platform from which they can aggressively expand into the U.S. wireless market with an
exciting portfolio of smartphones and tablets." Sprint announced an LTE partnership with LightSquared
on July 28th, and we expect to hear more about its 4G LTE plans on Friday during its Strategy Media
Update event in New York City. Read on for the full press release from LightSquared.

LightSquared Announces Collaboration with Sharp® on L-Band Smartphone and Tablet Product
Development

LightSquared will provide device solutions for its network partners using Sharp's leading-edge
smartphone and tablet technologies.

To read more click here.
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Marketwire, LightSquared and Openet Partner to Deliver Real-Time Subscriber Controls ; Next-
Generation Charging and Mediation Platform Utilized to Support LTE and Provide LightSquared With
Flexible Service Offerings for Innovative Partners, 646 words, 5 October 2011

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - October 05, 2011) - Openet, the leading provider of Service
Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, now delivers real-
time subscriber controls to LightSquared, the first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband
and satellite network. Through the partnership, Openet provides its Convergent Mediation and
Convergent Charging offerings to LightSquared's LTE network and supports its service offering to the
operator's growing base of customers.

Through Openet, LightSquared will provide real-time subscriber controls to each of its partners
regardless of the complexity of the service offering, giving these innovative companies the ability to
differentiate via personalized plans. LightSquared's partners represent a broad range of companies
including wireless carriers, national retailers, wireline providers and device manufacturers.

To read more click here.
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PR Newswire (U.S.), LightSquared and CareConnect to Mobilize Seniors, 741 words, 5 October 2011

RESTON, Va. and LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared, a wholesale
carrier building a nationwide wireless broadband network that will create consumer choice and drive
industry innovation, and CareConnect(TM), the flagship brand of ESCO Technologies, LLC, and America's
#1 communications solution for the senior housing industry, have signed a wholesale agreement that
will enable CareConnect to deliver high-speed mobile data services to its customers.

The senior population in the United States is growing dramatically and is very active, mobile and
increasingly technology-savvy. CareConnect is addressing these trends by providing next-generation
services and products, including emergency response systems, telephone systems, fixed high-speed
Internet access and satellite television services to senior housing facilities throughout the country.

Operating on LightSquared's nationwide network, CareConnect will be able to deploy the most
advanced wireless services available. Residents in CareConnect-supported communities will be able to
access and manage their daily schedules, receive community updates, access the Web, video chat with
family and friends and run other applications while using the latest mobile devices.

To read more click here.
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TR Daily, TRIMBLE FIRES BACK AT LightSquared, 206 words, 4 October 2011

Trimble Navigation Ltd. has responded to a statement from LightSquared, Inc., General Counsel Curtis Lu
regarding LightSquared's contention that Global Positioning System receiver makers failed to
manufacture new devices that wouldn't be overwhelmed by LightSquared operations in adjacent
spectrum (TRDaily, Oct. 3). Mr. Lu's statement yet again repeats inaccurate statements that
LightSquared has for years been authorized to build a nationwide terrestrial network using mobile
satellite spectrum and that the GPS industry and Trimble should have designed GPS receivers differently
to accommodate this alleged authorization," Jim Kirkland, vice president and general counsel of Trimble,
said in a statement released late yesterday. "The statement neglects to mention the crucial fact that
high-precision receivers like those sold by Trimble and Deere & Co.

are uniquely susceptible to interference from LightSquared's proposed terrestrial operations because
they have been designed to use commercial services provided by LightSquared and Inmarsat in the
mobile satellite band, services still being offered today. The receivers were designed to meet contractual
requirements of LightSquared and Inmarsat. Trimble finds it very odd that LightSquared now says that
these designs are deficient, since it has happily collected revenue for these services in the timeframe the
statement describes."

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TR Daily, MARTIN, ANALYST URGE FCC TO CONSIDER GRANTING BROADCASTERS SPECTRUM
FLEXIBILITY, 719 words, 4 October 2011

DALLAS - If Congress fails to pass legislation authorizing the FCC to hold incentive auctions, the
Commission should consider providing TV broadcasters additional flexibility so they can make their
spectrum available for wireless broadband services, former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and a Wall
Street analyst said today.

Speaking during a session at PCIA's 2011 Wireless Infrastructure Show here, Mr. Martin noted that the
FCC has the authority to grant broadcasters "additional flexibility" to use their channels "in a different
way," saying the Commission could have pursued that route instead of seeking legislation to hold
incentive auctions. However, Mr. Martin, who is a partner for Patton Boggs LLP, acknowledged that such
a move could present a "political problem" if members of Congress and others charge that it would
result in an economic "windfall" for TV stations.

Jonathan Chaplin, director-telecommunications equity research for Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC,
suggested that the FCC could have moved ahead with two-sided auctions of TV spectrum without
getting incentive auction authority, but Mr. Martin noted the agency can't currently permit auction
revenues to be used to compensate stations for giving up their spectrum.

"The market's perfectly capable of sorting that out itself," Mr. Chaplin said, noting that Clearwire Corp.'s
nationwide footprint of 2.5 gigahertz band spectrum was assembled through hundreds of lease
agreements with educational entities and others.

Today's panel discussion focused on the federal government's effort to free up 500 megahertz of
spectrum for wireless broadband services over the next decade. Mr. Chaplin said he is focused on the
interim goal of making 300 MHz available in five years, and he expressed frustration about the progress
of that effort. Noting that the national broadband plan was released in March 2010, he said he expected
to see "significant spectrum coming to market by this point" - at least 50 or 60 MHz.

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AINOnline.com, Javad GPS May Save LightSquared's Bacon, October 4, 2011, by Andrew Wood,
October 4, 2011, 3:32 PM

Can GPS and LightSquared coexist? Within the civil and military GPS community, the answer has been
emphatically and unequivocally, “No.” Until last week, that is. Attendees at the annual convention of the
U.S. Institute of Navigation held in Portland, Ore., had been confident that the laws of physics made
coexistence of the two impossible. So the announcement during the convention by LightSquared that, to
solve the problem, it had teamed with Javad Inc.–a developer of precision GPS receivers–was met with
both surprise and skepticism.

To read more click here.
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NextGov, LightSquared threatens legal action if FCC blocks network operation, By Bob Brewin
10/04/2011

Start-up wireless carrier LightSquared threatened litigation if the Federal Communications Commission
does not clear it to operate a network of up to 40,000 cell towers the GPS industry claims will interfere
with GPS receivers.
Jeff Carlisle, LightSquared's vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy, told reporters at a
briefing Monday that any interference with high-precision GPS receivers from the company's planned
network results from the fact that those receivers "look" into the adjacent frequency band.

In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Monday, Carlisle said that GPS manufacturers have
ignored standards developed by the Defense Department to block reception of transmissions from
adjacent bands.

Martin Harriman, vice president of ecosystem development and satellite business for LightSquared, said
that manufacturer Javad GNSS has developed a signal filter that will mitigate interference problems with
high-precision GPS receivers.

To read more click here.
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Amerisurv.com, LightSquared Watch: The Latest Developments, Written by Marc Cheves, Tuesday, 04
October 2011

As is always the case when big money is involved, LightSquared has ramped up its efforts to force its
broadband initiative down the throats of the precise community. Taking out full-page advertisements in
newspapers across the country, it is taking its case directly to the American people. And because the
public only sees GPS as something for cars, the precise community’s reliance on GPS and the enormous
benefit to the U.S. economy is not being considered.

LightSquared continues to beat the "poaching" drum by saying that GPS receivers have been designed to
take advantage of signals that stray out of the defined GPS spectrum band. My research has revealed
that all signals from satellites stray out of their assigned bands. Because the signals from space are
weak, this helps the ground devices work. Again, because LightSquared is attempting to take spectrum
that was established for space-based transmissions and turn it into terrestrial-based transmissions, the
ground-based transmissions will be billions of times stronger than that from satellites.

To read more click here.
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Mobiledia, LightSquared, Sharp Team Up on 4G Devices, By Sandy Fitzgerald, Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:42
am

LightSquared and Sharp signed a deal to develop mobile devices for its LTE network, hinting that the
satellite provider expects U.S. authorities to approve its 4G plans.

Sharp, the largest mobile-phone maker in Japan, has been looking to reach the U.S. market with new
mobile devices, but so far those efforts have been stalled. The company held back the launch of its
Galapagos tablet in the U.S., and cancelled the launches for two other tablets already on the Japanese
market.

LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja, meanwhile, said his company's wholesale business model will "provide
Sharp with a platform from which they can aggressively expand into the U.S. wireless market with an
exciting portfolio of smartphones and tablets."
To read more click here.
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FierceWireless, LightSquared threatens legal action over GPS interference concerns, October 4, 2011
— 10:56am ET, By Phil Goldstein

LightSquared may choose to pursue legal action to make sure it can deploy its proposed terrestrial
wholesale LTE network if concerns regarding the network's possible effect on GPS cannot be resolved, a
senior executive said.

The comments came amid the latest war of words between the company and the GPS community,
which has vehemently opposed LightSquared's network and has argued that LightSquared is distorting
the historical record to put itself in a more favorable light. The GPS industry argues that if LightSquared
operates a nationwide terrestrial network in L-Band spectrum, that signal will overwhelm GPS receivers,
especially for precision GPS devices, in adjacent spectrum. LightSquared, in turn, has argued that the
GPS industry should have known years ago that that it would build such a network and that GPS device
manufacturers did not properly install filters on their devices to block LightSquared's signal.

To read more click here.
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GPS World, NTIA Cannot Find LightSquared Documents, Tells Magazine to Go Fish, October 4, 2011 By:
Alan Cameron

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has responded to a request
under the Freedom of Information Act, filed on September 6 by GPS World magazine, saying it cannot or
will not release documents prepared by other government agencies, outlining the operational and
economic impacts of a LightSquared terrestrial signal on GPS services. GPS World has talked with two
independent sources who confirm that the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security,
Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, and two other agencies wrote such letters to the NTIA in the June-
July 2011 timeframe, in response to a federal tasking by the National Coordination Office for Space-
Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing.

The NTIA essentially shrugs its massive shoulders and says “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Such conduct is consistent with previous characterizations of the NTIA by a participant in the process,
who stated in late August that the NTIA had not forwarded any of the letters to the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), which is weighing the matter. This source characterized the NTIA as
“sitting on them” as part of a “massive bureaucratic game,” and further asserted that Senator Charles
Grassley of Iowa and other Congressional representatives are getting “stonewalled” by the FCC in their
efforts to investigate the matter.

To read more click here.
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