Google's acqusition of drone maker Titan Aerospace, which followed Facebook's newly announced initiative with drone maker Ascenta, reflects tech magicians' visions for new ways of enabling Internet connectivity. But John Q. Public is less than enthusiastic about unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps because drones can also serve as flying broomsticks for the wicked witches of surveillance.
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As expected, the FCC issued updated proposals regarding a three-tiered access and spectrum-sharing model for the 3.5 GHz band, with a flexible approach now being proposed for the priority access tier that could include auctioned licenses under certain conditions.
Several U.S. wireless carriers have either pushed back their commercial launches of Voice over LTE or said they are not rushing to deploy VoLTE. According to a senior Ericsson executive, that's not exactly a surprise.
Juniper Networks has offered a plug-in for its OpenContrail controller to the OpenDaylight Project. According to a description on the OpenDaylight wiki log, the plug-in "will provide the integration/interworking between the OpenDaylight controller and OpenContrail."
A new report from Signals Research indicates that the transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE is occurring much more quickly than originally anticipated.
Google's Project Loon airborne Internet tests have reportedly expanded to the Nevada desert, where the company is relying upon paired radio spectrum that is commonly used for LTE transmissions.
The FCC is reportedly prepared to set aside channel 37 as well as other spectrum located throughout the 600 MHz band for unlicensed wireless broadband use.