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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Broadband Wireless

A Multi-Dimensional Broadband Network or Is This Just Pie in the-Sky?

[Added 5/17/20: The above video was modified from the original to include an additional animation of satellite-to-satellite communications via lasers, as described below.] Could Starlink’s launch later this year signal the creation of a new Internet?ยน But, before we get there, the limiting factor for Starlink and its competitors might be the cost of the […]

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TIA Forecasts 3.1 Percent Loss for ICT Industry in 2009- Broadband still THE growth driver for telecom

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), whose primary membership is network equipment vendors, has just released its annual report and outlook for the global telecommunications industry. For the first time in its 23 years of forecasting, TIA predicts a 3.1 % loss for the global ICT Industry in 2009. Further, they anticipate a 5.5 % decline for 2009 US ICT […]

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Independent Operators

Positive Signs and Positive Cashflow from One Telco

Jeff Gardner, President and CEO of Windstream Communications, opened his keynote speech at U.S. Telecom’s Executive Business Forum with a note of appreciation to US Telecom for getting behind what he termed, “credit stabilization legislation.” These opening comments set the theme for his talk, which was primarily about the financial condition of his company. In […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

IEEE ComSoc-SCV Workshop: Location Based Technologies and Services

Summary of Location Based Technologies and Services Workshop [June 19, 2008, Crown Plaza Hotel, San Francisco International Airport]  Alan J. Weissberger IEEE ComSoc- SCV Secretary and Program Chair Backgrounder:   Yankee Group tele-briefing report on Location Based Services and Technologies: http://viodi.com/2008/06/13/location-based-services-and-technologies/ Speaker Remarks 1. Dave Reid, Director of Business Development, SiRF Technology Inc. http://sirf.com/   The […]

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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 […]