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Archive for December, 2007

Thanks for A Great Year!

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2007

Thanks for making 2007 so interesting and enjoyable! Tonight marks the 100th anniversary of the Ball Drop in Times Square. A million people will crowd Times Square to watch the ball drop atop the One Times Square building at midnight, estimate the New York police. A billion are expected to watch the spectacle on video. […]

Predictions for 2008

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2007

Predicting the top 2008 wireless stories is always fun. Here are a few fearless websites: EE Times has Seven Global Predictions for 2008: (1) The “Next Big Thing” will have a global, not a U.S. consumer focus. (2) The sucking sound of semiconductor research, design engineering, and software development rushing out of Silicon Valley will […]

Top Ten Stories of 2007

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2007

It’s December 31st — time to round up the big stories of 2007. First, let’s review the top 2007 stories from other sites: Unstrung’s 2007 Top Ten Wireless Stories 10. Cisco goes WiMax 9. Rural takeover 8. Emerging markets 7. Carriers start to pick 4G technology 6. Muni dreams fade 5. Sprint’s WiMax tribulations 4. […]

Battle Over 2 Dot 3

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2007

According to RCR News, the FCC recently decided to better ascertain how competing 2.3 GHz band wireless services in the United States can operate without disrupting each other. Terrestrial satellite radio repeaters (DARS) and spectrum for 2.3 GHz Mobile WiMAX threaten to become another Nextel debacle, creating interference and disruption from battling services on neighboring […]

Telsima: 700 GHz WiMAX Now

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2007

Telsima announced WiMAX 450/700 MHz gear at the India Telecom 2007 show at New Delhi, 2007. The Telsima solution can be customized for any specified band within that range — by default it supports the 450 MHz and 700 MHz bands. Telsima uses standard WiMAX SoC, leveraging all the benefits of this open standard point-to-multipoint […]

Washington Ferries: Connected at Last!

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 27th, 2007

The long-awaited WiFi service on the Bremerton-Seattle ferry route, became available this week, reports the Kitsap Sun. It allows riders to surf the Web, and check e-mail during the hour-long crossing. Additional ferry customers could be added on Monday if testing goes well. The service, which went live on Christmas Eve without any fanfare, brings […]