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A lot of people have been working on wireless charging for a lot of years. What makes anyone so sure that 2015 will be "the year" for wireless charging? A few things are converging to make 2015 different from years past, prompting this latest feature, where we examine some of the forces that are in place that make some very smart people predict that indeed, this is The Year.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released its report on the First Responder Network Authority, finding, among other things, that while the organization has made progress, it still needs to complete a risk assessment, develop standards of conduct and come up with an evaluation plan for early builder projects.
It was probably apropos that Google would announce its MVNO on the second day of the Wi-Fi Innovation Summit. After all, many of the players at the summit are pioneers in the Wi-Fi-to-cellular handoff business.
Globalstar says that demonstrations performed at the FCC's Technology Experience Center confirm that terrestrial low power service is a good neighbor to Wi-Fi operations and Bluetooth. Bluetooth Special Interest Group disputes that, but Globalstar continues to urge the commission to expeditiously approve its TLPS proposal. What gives?
With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only apropos that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.
As the world races toward 5G, it's hard to argue with NYU Wireless' assertions that the FCC should move quickly to allocate new spectrum in the millimeter wave (mmW) radio bands. But the satellite industry, in particular, is raising concerns in the FCC's Notice of Inquiry on the subject.
Operators around the world are moving toward software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, some faster than others but all with the idea that the move will make them less dependent on single, big vendors and more nimble.