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Commercial Drone Integration by 2015 Unlikely

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

The FAA will likely miss their 2015 deadline to let companies fly drones, reports The Verge. Last week the Department of Transportation found that the FAA is “significantly behind schedule” and that there are still “significant technological, regulatory, and management barriers” preventing the FAA from integrating drones into the national airspace. Those barriers include: failing […]

Qualcomm Buys Wilocity for 60 GHz WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Qualcomm announced today that it is buying gigabit wireless specialist Wilocity in a move that puts the mobile chipmaker firmly behind the new WiGig standard. Qualcomm Atheros has been an investor in Wilocity since 2008 and has worked closely with the startup. The WiGig IEEE 802.11ad standard adds the 60 GHz band to Wi-Fi and […]

EU & South Korea Partner on “5G”

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 16th, 2014

In a partnership with South Korea, the European Union is investing €700 million over the next seven years into 5G, the next evolution in broadband wireless, through the Horizon 2020 program. EU industry is set to match this investment by up to 5 times, to more than 3 billion euros. The joining of forces will […]

Petition to Open 10 GHz in USA for Wireless Backhaul

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Qualcomm and other companies are urging the FCC to open the 10.5 GHz band for wireless communications. Using Authorized Shared Access technology would allow the spectrum to be shared with licensed mobile operations when and where incumbents are not operating, says Qualcomm. The FCC has invited public comment on the Petition for Rule Making (RM-11715) […]

Innovative Small Cell Backhaul Demoed at MWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 17th, 2014

UK wireless pioneer CCS says its small cell backhaul technology is now in live deployment with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator. CCS – formerly known as Cambridge Communication Systems – says it has developed a self-organizing small cell microwave backhaul system for mobile networks. The flexible architecture dynamically reconfigures and adapts, allowing the […]

Gigabit Seattle: Late Paying Bills

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 3rd, 2014

An ambitious proposal to bring ultra-fast broadband to Seattle’s neighborhoods has not only fizzled, reports Seattle’s GeekWire, but has resulted in an overdue bill of $52,250, owed to the city of Seattle by Gigabit Squared, the company behind the project. UPDATE: Seattle’s fiber-network deal with Gigabit Squared is dead. Mayor Ed Murray has stated he’s […]