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Archive for October, 2012

FCC’s TV Auction Workshop

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

The FCC plans to auction off television channels 30 through 50 for broadband wireless, and held a workshop for broadcasters last week. The Commission announced TV auction details at their October 26, 2012 workshop. The workshop provided information relevant to broadcasters considering participating in the auction, including proposed auction designs, the mechanics of participation, and […]

WiMax Forum Embraces TD-LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

This week at the 4G World Conference & Exposition (news and conference program), the WiMAX Forum announced an updated industry roadmap. The WiMAX Forum is embracing the TD-LTE standard. The WiMax Forum confirmed reports to Rethink Wireless that its board had unanimously approved a proposal to add TD-LTE support to the upcoming WiMAX 2.1 specifications, […]

Inmarsat Demos Enhanced SwiftBroadband

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

Inmarsat today provided the latest updates on the continued evolution of its enhanced SwiftBroadband functionality at National Business Aviation Association conference in Florida this week. The enhanced capabilities, which will become available in 2013, include the introduction of high data rate technology, delivering up to 700kbps of IP data streaming per channel, and SwiftBroadband services […]

Open Wireless Movement Encouraged

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and nine other groups today are advancing the Open Wireless Movement to encourage open sharing of Internet access. The Open Wireless Movement website, provides FAQs and how-to tips for users, small businesses, ISPs and developers. “We envision a world where sharing one’s Internet connection is the norm,” said EFF Activist Adi […]

iPad Mini Reviews

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

Reviews of Apple’s iPad Mini are in. The concensus: it’s nice, but expensive compared to the $199 Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. iPad Mini reviews are available at C/Net, Engadget, The Verge, NY Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal iPad Mini spects show weight half that of the big iPad (0.7 pounds […]

Alvarion Demos WiFi-based Products

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2012

Alvarion held a live demonstration of its dual radio BreezeULTRA, a point-to-point platform that provides 500 Mbps throughput. The dual radio BreezeULTRA is based on 802.11n technology and takes advantage of 802.11ac channel combining techniques providing a high capacity 500 Mbps throughput per link and greater reliability. The channel combining technique (20+20 MHz and 40+40 […]