Representatives with Microsoft, Sony Electronics, Nintendo of America and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) recently met with two FCC commissioners’ legal advisors to discuss Globalstar’s proposed terrestrial low power service (TLPS) – a service they say has the potential to degrade service to millions of video game consumers.
Every mainstream video game console uses the 2.4 GHz band extensively, and they don’t want the commission to grant Globalstar authority to operate nationwide without meaningful testing, something that various groups have been requesting for months. Microsoft itself recently was granted approval to test terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2500 MHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) band currently assigned for use by Globalstar.
Basically, Nintendo and the other hardware manufacturers are worried that this low-power service is going to cause disruption to the wireless signals out there right now. Obviously Nintendo seems to be very nervous about this, as it’s almost certain that the NX is going to use wireless streaming tech for the NX.