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FCC Opens 3.5 GHz for Shared Access

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 23rd, 2014

Under a proposed rulemaking, the FCC is looking to create the Citizen Broadband Radio Service that will include 150 megahertz of spectrum between the 3550-3700 MHz bands. The FCC hopes to provide a “three-tiered access and sharing model with federal and non-federal incumbents, priority access licensees, and general authorized access users.” “Federal and non-federal incumbents […]

Dish Networks Testing Innovative Wireless Technology

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 23rd, 2014

Steve Perlman, the guy behind WebTV and OnLive, says his innovative pCell wireless technology, will be tested by Dish Networks this summer. Artemis is working with small cell vendor PureWave Networks to design and develop pCell base stations, (Personal Cells), for trial deployments, reports FierceWireless. According to Artemis’ recent filing with the FCC, it plans […]

AT&T To Offer Netflix Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

AT&T is reportedly creating a streaming video service, according to GigaOm, thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content. From AT&T’s press release, it is unclear exactly what type of content the joint venture hopes to offer. “Consumers are increasingly viewing video […]

AT&T Expands “Fiber Cities” to 25 Metro Areas

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 22nd, 2014

AT&T today said it will “expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide. AT&T says it now is exploring 25 metro areas for fiber deployment. The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, […]

Ruckus Announces Cloud-Based WiFi Services

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Ruckus Wireless today unveiled a Cloud-based Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) that gives organizations the power to manage and monetize Wi-Fi services from a ‘point-and-click’ Cloud-based portal. Ruckus says SAMS delivers a simple, Web-based portal that allows highly customized Wi-Fi access services to be created in a matter of minutes. Instead of requiring WLAN […]

FCC Floats 600 MHz Auction Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

The FCC may reserve up to a third of licenses sold in a TV airwaves auction next year for smaller wireless carriers – if a minimum revenue threshold is met – according to Re/Code. Companies that hold at least one-third of the low-band spectrum in that market wouldn’t be allowed to bid on the 30 […]