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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 […]

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Viodi View – 1/30/15

FCC AWS-3 Auction Ends; Raises Record $44.9 Billion! by Alan Weissberger The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just closed its auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum licenses, raising a record $44.9 billion in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the largest amount of money the FCC has ever collected from a spectrum auction, and is more […]

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The First White Space Device

People in Wilmington, NC are lucky, as the FCC announces that their area will be the first to be able to use the newly, FCC-approved device from Koos Technical Services. This device will use the Spectrum Bridge white spaces database for frequency coordination. The FCC writes that they, “Will expand nationwide pending completion and activation […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

WiMAX in smart meter sets the stage for “open standards” based smart grids

San Francisco start up software company Grid Net, is using WiMAX technology in its wireless smart meter instrument. The meter, being built by GE, uses Intel’s WiMAX chip and Grid Net software. It is said to be one of the first truly "open-standards" based approaches to building a meter. Grid Net’s meter went on sale […]

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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 […]