Wireless

Sprint to Shut Down WiMAX Service ~Nov 6, 2015

October 9, 2014
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Overview: At long last, Sprint has confirmed it will be turning off of its WiMAX service on or around November 6th, 2015.  That’s a little over 1 year for owners of WiMAX mobile devices (including laptops with WiMax cards/dongles) to switch to LTE .  WiMAX mobile devices will still work in 3G mode after that, but one doesn’t buy…

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Broadband TV Conference- Part 3: The Problem and Solution for WiFi Delivered Video Content -Why Can’t We Watch Any Content, on Any Device in Any Room in the Home?

June 12, 2014
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Introduction and Backgrounder: The number of mobile devices in the home is exploding. Most “Pay TV” operators (like Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FioS, and AT&T U-Verse) are supporting multiple screen viewing as part of their “TV Everywhere” services. The content is mostly OTT VoD, video clips, or real time sporting events available by subscription (e.g. MLB.TV,…

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Meeker: Mobile is King of Internet Access and Content

June 6, 2014
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Mary Meeker of KPCB puts out an Internet Trends report every year that is chocked full of interesting data on Internet, social, mobile and e-commerce trends.  In this year’s report at the Code conference in Southern California last week, Ms. Meeker said that while growth in overall Internet usage was slowing (especially in developed countries), it has increased rapidly…

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Congressional leaders ask FCC to Streamline Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Deployments

May 30, 2014
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Cell Tower

On May 29th, House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to streamline the approval process for upgrading existing wireless facilities.  The letter asks Mr. Wheeler for clarification of Section 6409(a) – the spectrum provisions of the Middle Class…

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Are the Internet of Things (IoT) & Internet of Everything (IoE) the Same Thing?

May 23, 2014
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Introduction: For quite some time, Cisco and Qualcomm have used the term Internet of Everything (IoE) to describe what almost everyone else refers to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Qualcomm says on its IoE web page “When smart things everywhere are connected together, we will be able to do more and be more. This is the…

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