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Archive for December, 2012

2012: Wireless Year in Review

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2012

Quite a year, good old 2012. Lots of innovations, devices, wireless technology, mergers, policy making, booms and busts. Let’s review: The Verge: The Year in Review PC Magazine: Year in Review C/Net: Biggest rumors Fierce Wireless: Year in Review RCR Wireless: Year in Review EE Times: Top 10 Tech Blunders PC Mag: Biggest Tech Failures […]

Intel to Offer IPTV Service?

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 31st, 2012

TechCrunch says Intel will showcase a TV set-top box at CES next week. Rollout of the new service is expected to start “soon,” perhaps March, says Forbes. Available through a broadband connection, the service would bundle certain TV channels and offer streaming content. One rumored feature would eliminate the need for a dedicated DVR. A […]

Most Popular Dailywireless Stories of 2012

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 30th, 2012

I went though my Google Analytics and found the most viewed 15 stories on 2012. Here they are starting from the most popular on down. Popularity can be a bit arbitrary, depending on whether some site picked up the story, or some other phenomena. For what it’s worth, here were the most popular stories of […]

FCC Streamlines In-Flight WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 28th, 2012

The FCC today established formal rules for satellite-based in-flight WiFi services such as that offered by Row 44, used by Southwest Airlines. Until today, such services could only be approved on a case-by-case basis. The new rules are designed to streamline the process, making it easier to roll out services that use satellite backhaul for […]

FCC Economist: Cable Usage Caps Beneficial

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 28th, 2012

DSL Reports says the FCC has hired a new chief economist with a history of cheerleading broadband usage caps for the cable industry. According to the FCC, they’ve hired Steven Wildman, an economist and professor at Michigan State University, as the agency’s new chief economist. In a statement, FCC boss Julius Genachowski insists that Wildman […]

China’s Satellite Navigation Now Operational

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 28th, 2012

China’s Beidou satellite navigation system is now officially available for civilian and commercial use, reports The Verge. It’s currently available only across the Asia-Pacific region. The second generation of the system, known as Compass or BeiDou-2, will provide global coverage with 35 satellites by 2020, according to Chinese officials. At a press conference yesterday, a […]