Inside GNSS: NextNav Lays Out New Vision for Complement and Backup to GPS with Additional Spectrum for Broadband Services

Inside GNSS, a leading publication for coverage of the global navigation satellite systems, and related technologies, recently wrote about NextNav’s new vision for complement and backup to GPS with additional spectrum for broadband services.

The company filed a rulemaking petition to the FCC, proposing to rearrange the band to facilitate a terrestrial PNT network and broadband, according to a news release. The petition specifically asks the FCC to reconfigure the band plan and adopt new rules, including enabling a high-quality terrestrial complement and backup to GPS for essential PNT services and providing 15 megahertz of low-band spectrum for use by mobile broadband networks.

The proposal, according to the filing, ‘enables high-quality terrestrial PNT, with the potential for widespread and inexpensive adoption in many use cases because it will use the 5G standard.’ And because the company’s NextGen PNT solution uses a small  amount of capacity in the 10-megahertz downlink, mobile network providers can use most downlink capacity for broadband, “making the spectrum appealing for integration into existing networks and thereby accelerating the availability of terrestrial PNT services.‘”

Read Inside GNSS’s full article here.