Viodi View

Viodi View – 02/08/20

Cable TV Innovation Leads to Wi-Fi Leads to Unexpected Innovation It was maybe 1983 when one of the smartest, most practical and knowledgeable analog/RF engineers I have ever known told me that lasers couldn’t be made linear enough to be directly modulated by the RF spectrum. The implications for this were huge in that it […]

Technology Wireless

Spectrum 2020 – Licensed by Rule

The idea of a rule-based approach to spectrum management was a recurring topic at the WCA’s Spectrum 2020 event. Although the theme of this year’s panel was unlicensed wireless, much of the focus was on an innovative approach to spectrum management that relies on rules and machines to dynamically harmonize the usage and ensure maximum […]

Alan Weissberger White Spaces Wireless

Microsoft requests FCC to use TV White Spaces for Restoration of wireless communications in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Last week Microsoft asked the FCC for Special Temporary Authority to use TV white spaces (TVWS) to restore communications in areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  (See Backgrounder below for more information). The desktop software and cloud computing giant filed an amendment to add the U.S. […]

Alan Weissberger Wireless

Highlights of Telecom Council TC3 Panel on 5G Telecom Regulation

Introduction: A spirited discussion of telecom regulation issues took place September 28, 2016 at the Telecom Council’s TC3 summit in Mt. View, CA.  Most of it was related to making 5G a reality. We present key messages from the panelists and critical open issues in this article. Moderator: John Feland, Founder & CEO of Argus […]

Alan Weissberger Broadband Regulatory

FCC Completes Reverse Auction as Forward Auction Looms Large

Executive Summary: The FCC concluded the first round of its two-part spectrum incentive Auction 1000 on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Broadcasters sold some or all of their spectrum usage rights in exchange for millions of dollars.  It’s been called a “reverse auction” and formally as “Auction 1001” since spectrum was being relinquished rather than acquired.  The “forward auction,” formally known […]