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Archive for March, 2014

FCC Sets AWS-3 Auction Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

The FCC voted today on rules for the AWS-3 spectrum auction later this fall. The Report and Order sets flexible-use regulatory, licensing, and technical rules for 65 megahertz of spectrum in the AWS-3 band, which includes the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands. The FCC adopted rules to allocate and license the 1695-1710 […]

FCC Authorizes High Power at 5.15 – 5.25 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

The FCC has voted to make the lower 100 MHz of 5 GHz spectrum more useable, reports Fierce Wireless. The FCC’s new 5 GHz rules increase allowable power levels to 1 watt and allow outdoor operation. The order protects incumbent satellite users by placing limits on the amount of energy that can be directed up […]

Gigabit Squared: DOA?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

According to the Chicago Sun Times, the state of Illinois is now trying to get $2 million in grant money back from Gigabit Squared, the company that promised 1 Gigabit fiber optic connectivity to the city of Chicago. A $2 million grand from the state for Gigabit Squared’s pilot project was matched by the University […]

Qualcomm Sells Indian 4G Spectrum to Airtel

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2014

India’s Department of Telecoms has given Qualcomm permission to divest its remaining stake in 2.3 GHz spectrum to the local operator Bharti Airtel. Qualcomm paid $1.045 billion in the 2010 broadband auctions to obtain 20 MHz in the 2.3 GHz band in four major service areas of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kerala and Haryana. Qualcomm brought […]

Aerohive Networks Does IPO

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2014

Enterprise Wi-Fi vendor Aerohive Networks debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, pricing its shares at $10 last night. The company raised its original target of $75 million through the initial public offering. Aerohive hotspots are different from the pack by not offering a hardware Wi-Fi controller, which would normally manage all of […]

Sea Launch: 15 Years Later

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2014

Sea Launch, the rocket launching platform installed on a modified oil drilling platform, celebrated this week the 15 year anniversary of the successful maiden launch of the DemoSat spacecraft that occurred on March 27, 1999. It was Sea Launch’s inaugural launch. The payload for the first mission was a dummy, designed to mimic the mass […]