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CTIA Wants Faster Cell Siting

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure, notes Fierce Wireless. In an op-ed in The Hill, Baker wrote that “a commonsense national approach to further streamline and modernize the wireless siting process is long overdue” […]

Beyond LTE: Rysavy Explains Broadband Explosion

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

A new white paper, Beyond LTE: Enabling the Mobile Broadband Explosion, and its accompanying slide presentation (pdf), was created in collaboration with Rysavy Research and member companies at 4g Americas. It’s a handy summary of mobile broadband networks, past, present and future. Mobile broadband is becoming one of the most successful and fastest-growing industries of […]

State Fair Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

The Minnesota State Fair has seen data usage on Verizon’s wireless network increase 156 percent compared to the first four days of the 2013 state fair. The State Fair runs through Labor Day and is expected to draw 1.8 million people. The Minnesota State Fair created a mobile website and a mobile app to help […]

California Mandates Smartphone Kill Switch

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will mandate all smartphones to come with a kill switch by July 2015. Kill switch software allows consumers to disable a phone after the device has been reported stolen and reactivate it only with a correct password or personal identification number. The bill, introduced by State Senator […]

OnBeep: StarTrek Communicator?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 25th, 2014

OnBeep, a San Francisco startup, has raised a series A funding round worth $6.25 million. The money will be used to fund the creation of a new hardware device to make it easy for groups of people to communicate with one another, without having to fiddle with a smartphone. OnBeep’s product is said to be […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network Proposed for United States

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 19th, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input about a possible federal standard for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, which would let cars automatically exchange information, such as whether they’re close to each other. On Monday, the NHTSA published a research report and issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in hopes of collecting […]