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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 […]

Satellite Capacity Report: Supply & Demand

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.

Orbcomm Launches Space-based Vessel Tracking Satellites

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched six LEO comsats to modernize Orbcomm’s orbital fleet of messaging satellites. ORBCOMM says the six satellites’ solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and are connecting to their Gateway Earth Stations around the world. The flight was supposed to take off in early May, but persistent technical issues with the […]

Google I/O 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 23rd, 2014

Google I/O, June 25–26, 2014, is the year’s biggest nerd party, says The Verge, and lists 11 things to watch out for. Google’s Nexus line could get at least one more Nexus device, an HTC 8.9-inch tablet powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit processor, according to a report by Android Police. The tablet features […]

Amazon Smartphone to Feature “Sponsored Data” from AT&T?

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 17th, 2014

The Wall Street Journal says Amazon’s new smartphone will be an AT&T exclusive and may be the first example of AT&T’s controversial “Sponsored Data” plan. AT&T currently provides cellular connectivity for Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and tablets. Amazon’s “Prime Data” for the device, which might allow users to access things like the Amazon store without impacting […]

FIFA World Cup 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 11th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup, the world’s largest sports spectacle, is expected to be watched by 4 billion people and capture the attention of a cumulative TV audience of over 30 billion worldwide. The 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th World Cup, is an international men’s football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 […]