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ITPT’s VRE Tool is the Best I Have Seen

Monday, October 9th, 2017

THE BEST REAL ESTATE GIS TOOL GOT BETTER! After sitting through several real estate tool demo’s in the last two years, I was convinced that Steven Scarcella’s RE-View tool was as good as it could get.  Then Steven, COO of Integrated Telecom Property Technology (ITPT), showed me the updated version- the VRE (Virtual Real Estate) tool. The VRE tool does not require a separate GIS license, includes several new telecom network data elements, and now covers 27 states…and counting.  Of course, the biggest benefit of VRE…

LightSquared’s Fall is a Lesson in Lawlessness

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The LightSquared plan to provide a nationwide LTE wireless network that could reach both city and country is dead for the foreseeable future.  The NTIA letter asserting that no GPS interference fix is likely for years to come and subsequent FCC response give LightSquared almost zero wiggle room to escape its current trap.  Given the billions of dollars invested, it seems likely that Harbinger will have to turn to the courts for relief. So what lead to this very expensive…

Interfering with LightSquared: Part 2

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Summary: Right at the pitch of the anti-LightSquared fervor, the FCC approved LightSquared’s plan to deploy 4G services.  As I predicted, the concerns of government agencies and other carriers about the potential for LightSquared transmissions to interfere with GPS antennas were dismissed by the FCC.  LightSquared is free to deploy its nationwide 4G network.  Now the real work begins. Analysis: Several government agencies, including the Department of Defense, formally communicated their concerns about GPS interference from…

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