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.
With its storied history of broken promises and multiple bankruptcies, the satellite communications industry isn't exactly one that stands out as an attractive investment. Still, when you've got personalities like Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson investing in new ventures, you can't help but wonder if they're onto something.
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You'd have to be hiding under a blackjack table to miss the barrage of Internet of Things rhetoric pouring out of the panels, press conferences and exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.