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AWS-3 Auction: Nov 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

The FCC last week updated rules for use of the AWS-3 spectrum that will be auctioned to commercial cellular operators on November 13, 2014, notes RCR Wireless. The FCC in late March released its initial AWS-3 rules. The FCC’s Report and Order sets flexible-use regulatory, licensing, and technical rules for 65 megahertz of spectrum in […]

GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Gowex Declares Bankruptcy

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Gowex, the Madrid-based Wi-Fi service provider, has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Reuters. Its CEO and president, Jenaro Garcia Martin, acknowledged he has been cooking the firm’s books for four years and resigned. Gowex’s collapse followed a scathing report issued July 1 by Gotham City Research, which called the company a “charade” and alleged that […]

Ubiquiti Releases AirMax ac

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Ubiquiti Networks, a dominant provider of gear for Wireless ISPs, today announced the release of airMAX ac, with active RF filtering and other enhancements. Wireless ISPs can pair the airMAX ac BaseStation with the airMAX Sector Antenna for sector coverage in Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) networks. AirMAX is Ubiquiti’s proprietary MIMO-based TDMA polling technology that’s generally a […]

WiFi Roaming Between San Franciso & San Jose

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

Ruckus Wirelesstoday announced a major initiative with the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San José and Global Reach Technology to create the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service that allows millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and seamlessly roam using San José and San Francisco free […]

WiMax Forum Objects to “Citizens Band” on 3.65-3.70 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 27th, 2014

The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes products based on the 802.16 standard, is urging the FCC not to include the 3.65-3.7 GHz spectrum band in the anticipated 3.55-3.65 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The 3.5G industry has already matured with 11 commercial networks globally, such as Relish in London, and […]