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Alan Weissberger Wireless

WCA Panel Session: Femtocells and their consequences for Mobile Broadband Technologies

Background: Femtocells are low power 3G/4G cellular base stations which can be thought of as wireless Access Points (AP’s). Instead of a WiFi Access Point we’re all familiar with, a femtocell could be a UMTS, CDMA/EVDO, LTE, or Mobile WiMAX Access Point, depending on the underlying mobile network technology. The bi-directional voice and data traffic is […]

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Content General Regulatory

The DTV Transition – At What Cost?

[Author’s Note:  Thank you very much to David Irwin, Director of the Communications Law Institute at The Catholic University of America, for his review and suggestions for this article] Much has been made about the recent 700 MHz spectrum auction and the potentially billions of dollars raised for the U.S. Treasury, but this is just […]

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Content Ultra High Definition

Content Quality versus Content Fidelity

Mark Evensen, CTO of Entone, articulated what I have been trying to say for years. There is a difference between fidelity and quality. I contend that many viewers generally care more about the quality of the content than the fidelity of how well it is reproduced. I look no further than my sister and brother-in-law as a […]

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Viodi View

Redefining SIP for TV

Will Richmond of VideoNuze wrote a good article today as to how people are consuming media differently than in years past.  He gives an example of how a not-so geeky friend of his is using his new HDTV monitor to consume multiple media types (video, text and audio) from multiple sources (e.g. the PC, Internet, […]