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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 […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

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) […]

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 […]

FCC Boss Wheeler Pushes for 3.5 GHz Spectrum Sharing

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 25th, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his vision for how the commission will make the 3.5 GHz band open for wireless broadband use, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Wheeler’s roadmap for moving forward is the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report (PCAST). The FCC chairman announced Monday that is he […]

The Duopoly’s Worst Nightmare

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 24th, 2014

Last year AT&T doled out $15.9 million for lobbying, says PublicIntegrity.org, on a range of issues. The Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks lobbying spending, reports AT&T spent the 11th largest amount of all companies that year, while Verizon ranked 18th. The four biggest carriers together spent $37.3 million in 2013 trying to influence lawmakers […]