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Now That We Know The Telcos Exaggerated About The 'Spectrum Crunch'; How About Some More Open Spectrum?

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For years now, the big telcos have been whining and complaining about a supposed "spectrum crunch," saying how they were going to run out of useful radio spectrum and wouldn't be able to set up new wireless services if they couldn't control more and more of it. And yet... as...
Now That We Know The Telcos Exaggerated About The 'Spectrum Crunch'; How About Some More Open Spectrum?

Where’s the outcry on the U.N. push to regulate the Internet?

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A regulated Internet regime would disrupt the global free flow of information and commerce. So where is the business opposition to the United Nations’ effort to control the web? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large"] FORTUNE — The bureaucrats at the United Nations, prodded by developing countries and exemplars of democracy...
Where’s the outcry on the U.N. push to regulate the Internet?

Verizon Will Sell Its Spectrum if It Can Buy More From Cable Companies

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Verizon Wireless, the nation's No. 1 carrier, is prepared to sell some parts of its radio spectrum if it is allowed to proceed with its purchase of wireless-spectrum licenses from cable companies. But wait a minute. Carriers constantly warn of a looming spectrum shortage that could affect the speediness and...
Verizon Will Sell Its Spectrum if It Can Buy More From Cable Companies

European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G spectrum free up

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Back in November, the European Commission, European Parliament and its member states agreed on plans to repurpose their 800MHz frequency bands for 4G mobile networks. Today, that decision has been officially approved. The Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) has been set up to coordinate the use of this spectrum...
European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G spectrum free up

Optical 'LiFi' could alleviate spectrum woes, hit 1Gbps wireless speeds

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The advent of high-speed, low-power wireless radio technology over the past decade has been one of the great technology stories of the early 21st century. As wireless devices have proliferated, however, total demand for frequencies in the relevant portions of the electromagnetic spectrum have skyrocketed. Balancing the current and future...
Optical 'LiFi' could alleviate spectrum woes, hit 1Gbps wireless speeds

Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

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Consumers will have to share small, inexpensive cells in their homes with nearby mobile users to affordably meet the growing demand for mobile data in the next decade, a Qualcomm executive said Tuesday."There really is no alternative," said Matt Grob, Qualcomm's executive vice president and chief technology officer, during...
Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

The Power of the Unlicensed Economy

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In 1985, the Federal Communications Commission permitted, for the first time, low-powered wireless communications equipment to be used without the need for a license. The prospects for this experiment were not entirely promising. The bands of radio spectrum assigned for unlicensed use were full of powerful and polluting industrial uses...
The Power of the Unlicensed Economy
AT&T escalates the U.S. spectrum war with NextWave buy

MoD to auction off radio spectrum

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The Ministry of Defence says it will auction some of the radio spectrum it owns in a move that will increase the capacity for 4G mobile services....
MoD to auction off radio spectrum

Q.&A.: Wireless Industry Likes Spectrum Sharing, But Still Wants More

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A presidential advisory committee is urging President Obama to adopt technologies so that better use is made of radio spectrum for wireless communications. In response, CTIA, the association that represents the wireless industry, says that it is excited about the idea of spectrum sharing, but that giving the carriers more...
Q.&A.: Wireless Industry Likes Spectrum Sharing, But Still Wants More

Mobile data demands set to soar

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Ofcom is looking into ways to free more radio spectrum to satisfy Britain's vast appetite for mobile broadband....
Mobile data demands set to soar

FCC clears Sprint to run CDMA, 4G LTE on 800MHz iDEN airwaves

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Sprint might not have its 4G LTE network up and running to power your EVO 4G LTE, but it's already getting more headroom. The FCC has just tweaked the rules around the ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio) spectrum to let Sprint, and the considerably more regional SouthernLINC Wireless, run...
FCC clears Sprint to run CDMA, 4G LTE on 800MHz iDEN airwaves

Examining the wireless spectrum crunch

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Unless you've been locked away in an isolated Montana cabin for the last few years, you'll have noticed that radio frequency allocations are serious business. A few kilohertz here or a few megahertz there can cost billions of dollars to acquire, make or break a mobile carrier, or render the...
Examining the wireless spectrum crunch

Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum

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A just-completed report from a presidential advisory committee urges President Obama to adopt new computer technologies to make better use of a huge swath of the radio spectrum now controlled by federal agencies, reports John Markoff of The New York Times....
Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum

Google puts spectrum database to use in Cape Town white space broadband trial

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Microsoft recently said it intended to trial white space technology in Kenya, and now Google is also experimenting with the wireless broadband system in Africa, this time in Cape Town, South Africa. White spaces are the gaps in between broadcast TV channels in the radio spectrum. These gaps are left...
Google puts spectrum database to use in Cape Town white space broadband trial

Feds to mobile users: Drop dead

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commentary Mobile networks are running out of capacity. But the federal government is doing everything it can to weasel out of a White House promise to free up some of its vast stockpile of radio spectrum. [Read more]...
Feds to mobile users: Drop dead

Sprint Could Kill Their Partnership With LightSquared Next Week

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Aspiring wireless carrier LightSquared has seen better days — they’ve had their FCC approval for a network rollout revoked, slashed their work force by 45%, and lost their CEO in just over a month’s time. 2012 isn’t shaping up to be a banner year for the beleaguered company, but according...
Sprint Could Kill Their Partnership With LightSquared Next Week

4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

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The European Commission (EC) today announced that it has decided to add another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies – such as LTE – around the paid terrestrial 2 GHz band. At present, this band is used only for UMTS wireless communications known as 3G networks....
4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

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US telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless, which holds key licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands. NextWave Wireless produces mobile multimedia solutions and speculates in the wireless spectrum market. The company is perhaps most notable for...
AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

Ofcom needs you ... to carve up 37GHz of spectrum

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That's a lot of bandwidth - how do we handle it? Ofcom has launched a public consultation on the management of 37GHz of radio spectrum, looking for better ways to manage licensing of fixed wireless links.…...
Ofcom needs you ... to carve up 37GHz of spectrum

Boost for Wireless in Europe as More Spectrum Is Made Available

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Wireless broadband gets a boost in Europe after the European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of reallocating radio spectrum frequencies....
Boost for Wireless in Europe as More Spectrum Is Made Available
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Qualcomm Atheros expects a smoother rollout for next-generation WiFi

How the 4G windfall could help Britain recover its cutting edge | Imran Khan

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The estimated £4bn the government will get from the auction is a return on past spending on innovation - continued funding is keyLast December I wrote that the UK should reinvest its multi-billion-pound windfall from the sale of the 4G radio spectrum into science and technology as a way of...
How the 4G windfall could help Britain recover its cutting edge | Imran Khan
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Brits score white space first with city-wide network

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Most people probably associate the English city of Cambridge with posh academics cycling around in their Harry Potter-esque glasses and discussing the finer points of French philosophy. If you’re lucky they might be chatting about surrealist comedy over their pints of warm beer while floating down the river on their...
Brits score white space first with city-wide network

Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

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Radio spectrum auctions are generally supposed to be about assigning spectrum in the most efficient way, so that new mobile services run as well as possible. That said, they also make money for governments, and some see this as their primary purpose. Not so the Czech telecoms regulator, CTU, which...
Czechs pull plug on 4G spectrum auction after carriers bid too much

Daily Report: Squeezing More Data Into Spectrum

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Cellphone carriers like AT&T and Verizon say they are worried about running out of the radio spectrum that carries wireless calls and data. But as Brian X. Chen reports in Thursday's New York Times, a number of companies are developing technology that could change the whole spectrum game by using...
Daily Report: Squeezing More Data Into Spectrum

EU Investigates Spanish Aid for Broadcasters Going Digital

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The E.U.'s plans to free up radio spectrum for wireless broadband and other new technologies has raised sticky issues for television broadcasters in Spain....
EU Investigates Spanish Aid for Broadcasters Going Digital

Google database for tracking unused spectrum enters 45-day public trial with the FCC

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An online database built by Google.org, the technology giant’s charitable division, to track unused TV white space spectrum has been approved for a 45-day public trial by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Electromagnetic spectrum is fast becoming a limited resource as billions of people try to access the Internet on...
Google database for tracking unused spectrum enters 45-day public trial with the FCC
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