Dailywireless In/Out List


Okay, here’s my own In/Out list:


Dailywireless: Ins and Outs
2008 Edition

Out In
WiFi City Clouds WiMAX City Clouds
Cellular Data Mobile WiMAX
Navigation Devices Smartphones
iPhone Android
WiMAX LTE
LTE Advanced IMT
Triple Play Femtocells
Kevin Martin Jonathan Adelstein
NASA Space X
Cynicism Thoughtfulness

2008: Radio Highlights



RadioWorld has a nice piece called 2008: The Year in Rearview.

Finally, there’s one thing I wish I could put on this year’s In/Out list, but I can’t, not yet at least. It’s an idea inspired by my longtime friend and colleague Jay Allison in his introduction to the book “This I Believe II,” and with which I agree. In our list lingo, it would read, OUT: Talk radio fear-mongering; IN: Talk radio thoughtfulness.

New Year’s Eve EarthCams



EarthCam will webcast the annual New Year’s Eve Times Square celebration live from New York City.

The 2009 Times Square event, now in its 13th year, will feature more than 25 live cameras. Additional cameras in New York include views from Midtown and Columbus Circle. Cameras in other locations include London, Moscow and Prague, along with Las Vegas, Seattle and Chicago, among other cities. Live and archived views of national and international celebrations are also scheduled.

EarthCam.net is dedicated solely to providing professional level webcam technology and services, as well as a portal site for clients of EarthCam’s Control Center Software.

EarthCam Mobile is designed for mobile phone users and offers a wireless application (m.earthcam.com) with an online companion website (mobile.earthcam.com).

The Magic Bus


An experimental program called Aspirnauts (aspire, seek, achieve) connects kids on a school bus to the Web through donated, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops.

It was started by Vanderbilt University medical scientist Billy Hudson, who was looking for a unique way to give back to his hometown. One day he tagged along for the bus ride – upwards of an hour and a half each way – and realized a lot of time was not being utilized.


Hudson passed out 15 laptop computers, donated by Vanderbilt, for middle and high school students to use during their 60- to 90-minute bus rides to and from school every day. Broadband Internet access is supplied via cell-phone towers.

The Magic Bus may already exist in your community. It could be self-actualized with a simple plan. Imagine a mobile studio for live events. Cheaper than loft space, better than a classroom.

To wit:

The bus might also be drafted in the event of natural disasters or alien invasion. The first 12 episodes might be bankrolled for $12K with funding from local newspapers, foundations, tech firms and educational organizations, who all stand to profit from the venture.

Is it worth a Ning discussion and a 12 page pitch? Sure.

Let’s get this show on the road. Dock it at the solar array Earth Station. Ready to fly.

UPDATE: Matthew Klug tells me he’s on the bus. The Babbs had Furthur 2 up at his place last summer. Prankster style.

Here’s a streaming video showing WiMAX on a luxury bus in Baltimore utilizing a large flat screen with 4 Mbps connectivity. How about a mobile investigative unit staffed with a mix of experienced print journalists and students? Charity Begins at Home.

Social networks like Twitter have created a networked community of active, vital people. That’s where groups like Mercy Corps and Humaninet come in. They have real-world experience and know what’s needed in an emergency.

InSTEDD is all about humanitarian collaboration through technology innovation such as SMS Geo-Chat which hooks a cell phone to your laptop for receiving and responding to mapped SMS messages.

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Voice Added to WiBro



A cell gets out and it will imitate everything! — The Thing

South Korea has ratified a voice-over-WiMAX standard, reports IntoMobile. The new protocol, approved by the Korea Communication Commission (KCC), is essentially a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. South Korea’s WiBro has been a data-only system since going live in 2006.

Now Korea Telecom is planning to roll out voice-over-WiBro in 2009. KT, which controls more than 90 percent of the fixed-line telephony market and about 44 percent of the broadband sector, had gathered about 206,000 customers for WiBro by the end of June, 2008, while SK Telecom, the dominant cellular carrier, has a comparatively miniscule 2,000 WiBro subscribers.

The KCC’s approval of the voice-on-WiMAX standard may spur voice services over the Clearwire/Sprint WiMAX network in the US, opines IntoMobile. Sprint’s new dual-mode CDMA/WiMAX modems allow for voice-calls on Sprint’s CDMA network, but requires subscriptions to two distinct wireless networks.

The ability to combine mobile broadband data and make voice calls on the same WiMAX network is more convenient, cheaper, and may give WiMAX an advantage for heavy data users.

In the land of 4G, LTE networks may be prefered for voice. But Mobile WiMAX can deliver faster, cheaper data. That’s because cellular providers don’t (and won’t) have the spectrum bandwidth.

Beceem’s WiMAX Voice and Data chipset the BCS5200, is the industry’s first to integrated voice and gateway router functionality on a single chip. It includes an applications processor that supports a complete suite of VoIP codecs and IP network protocol stacks. Samsung’s CPE devices, used in both South Korea and the United States, include Beceem chips. Their publicly announced OEM customers include Motorola, NEC, Samsung, Sanyo and ZTE, along with Taiwanese ODMs AWB, D-Link and Quanta. Samsung is developing its own WiMax and LTE chips to lower costs of its handsets and reduce its exposure to patent royalties, says EE Times this week.

Unstrung reports that Clearwire is developing at least some of the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) software in-house. It will handle Sprint, Comcast and Time Warner Cable services on the WiMax network through its IntraISP subsidiary. The firm has been hiring all kinds of people for the software unit in St Louis recently, including MVNO specialists, says Dan Jones of Unstrung.