Due to continued interference with the GPS spectrum, Lightsquared's LTE network likely won't be approved by the FCC any time soon. That's bad news for Lightsquared but even worse for Sprint.
So! Sprint just made it official that they will be rolling out 4G LTE, and basically slowly backing away from their current 4G network, WiMax. What does that mean for you?
Sprint has signed and netted a massive $9 billion deal with LightSquared, which will give them access to their 4G LTE network for the next 15 years, and allow LightSquared roaming access on Sprint's 3G network in return. [BGR]
What would you rather have—a superfast data connection on your cellphone, or a reliable GPS signal to pinpoint your location? If a plan to install a network of base stations for the new 4G mobile wireless protocol goes ahead, it may mean you can have one but not the other.