Wireless

All-IP Network Transition Plan at FCC’s Jan 30th Open Commission Meeting

January 21, 2014
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An image of Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC,.

Introduction: During his January 8th speech at the Computer History Museum (CHM) , FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told the CHM audience that the U.S. was in a transition to a “4th Network Revolution” that would be led by a transition to an “all-IP” network.   The 4th Network is actually a multi-faceted revolution based on  IP based packet…

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FCC Delays Reverse Auction till 2015; Spectrum Aggregation & Ownership Limits?

December 9, 2013
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has delayed the “Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction” until 2015.  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler published a blog post Friday announcing the delay, saying he hopes the auction will take place in mid-2015.  The FCC had set a goal of completing the auction in 2014 and we thought this would be the top…

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How is the Public Interest Served When Broadcasters Depict Illegal Behavior with No Consequences?

November 14, 2013
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Perceived Great Risk of Marijuana Use among Youths Aged 12 to 17: 2002-2011

A recent episode of CBS’ hit series, Two Broke Girls, was thought-provoking; thought-provoking in the sense that it made me ponder, “In 2013, what is the public interest with regards to television broadcasters?”  That is, does it serve the public interest when a prime time (8:30/7:30 pm Monday), entertainment television program depicts behavior which is…

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Small Cells: A Bright Spot in Dismal Wireless Infrastructure Market

October 24, 2013
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Cell Tower

Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2013 (2Q13) Residential and Enterprise Femtocell Equipment report, which tracks femtocells by market segment, technology, and form factor. 2Q13 FEMTOCELL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS The global 2G/3G/4G residential and enterprise femtocell equipment market grew 4% sequentially in 1Q13, to $115 million, driven by LTE Integrated femtocells are expected to…

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Looking Ahead to the Wireless Future- Paul Jacobs at the CHM- Part II

August 18, 2013
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The TELiBrahma service is demonstrated and discussed at CES 2013.

Recap: Part I of this two-part article on Paul Jacobs’ talk at the Computer History Museum reviewed the history leading up to the CDMA standard and assessed where we are now in mobile communications. This second piece examines our wireless future and some of the research projects underway at Qualcomm. It also addresses the potential impact…

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