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Archive for the 'White Spaces' Category

FCC Floats 600 MHz Auction Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

The FCC may reserve up to a third of licenses sold in a TV airwaves auction next year for smaller wireless carriers – if a minimum revenue threshold is met – according to Re/Code. Companies that hold at least one-third of the low-band spectrum in that market wouldn’t be allowed to bid on the 30 […]

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 […]

FCC Commissioner: Higher Power in Lower 5 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 7th, 2014

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC should use more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use, and explore ways to make use of guard bands that will be produced in the 600 MHz spectrum auction for unlicensed purposes, reports Fierce Wireless. In a speech at the National Press Club for the WiFiForward […]

FCC Certifies Carlson White Space Radio

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 15th, 2014

Carlson Wireless announced today that the FCC has certified the company’s RuralConnect TV white space radio for use with the Spectrum Bridge TV white spaces database. Carlson says it is the world’s first affordable long-distance, non-line-of-site (NLOS) fixed wireless broadband system. RuralConnect enables rural communities, businesses and governments to extend their communications and private networks. […]

AllSeen Alliance formed for Internet of Things

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 10th, 2013

The Internet of Things, where objects connect themselves to the internet, got a boost today from the AllSeen Alliance, a new open source consortium overseen by the Linux Foundation (FAQ). The All Seen Alliance, looks to expand upon the “Internet of Things,” which Gartner predicts will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. […]

Google Barges: Retail Stores?

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 3rd, 2013

The three high-tech barges that Google is building, at a total cost of $35 million, are planned to be “floating retail stores”, docked in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, according to the SF Chronicle. Google needs a permit from the regional Bay Conservation and Development Commission to moor a barge for any length […]