Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's All About Me

Nextwave had its comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published today. Nextwave is part of the WCS Coalition and is the entity that ultimately acquired the wcs bandwidth from WCS Wireless that XM attempted to acquire without success.

Nextwave informs the Commission that it is of equal or more regulatory importance than some silly rule change:

"NextWave, a 2.3 GHz Wireless Communications Service ("WCS") licensee, wishes to underscore that it is of equal or more regulatory importance, for a greater number of FCC licensees, that the Commission devote its limited time and effort on adopting final technical ruls governing: (1) operation of SDARS terrestrial repeaters by XM and Sirius; and (2) operation of WCS systems in teh adjacent WCS spectrum."

NextWave goes on to point out that the above Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been going on for over ten years, while the one related to the merger is only a few months old.

The members of the WCS Coalition are a snippy bunch. It's all about them.

NextWave inadvertently supports XM's and Sirius' position referring to the language preventing the control of both SDARS licenses by a single entity as "policy" as opposed to a rule. Hopefully, XM will send them a thank you note.

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