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NIST forms alliance to measure wireless channels at higher frequencies

Using spectrum at higher frequencies is a likely scenario for the future, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formed an international alliance with about a dozen telecom companies and universities to model and measure wireless channels at much higher frequencies.

Google touts Spectrum Access System for 3.5 GHz spectrum management

Spectrum sharing was a theme at the  I nternational Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART 2015) in Boulder, Colo., last week, and   Google shared what it's been doing to enable the FCC's spectrum-sharing vision in the 3.5 GHz band.

PSCR labs ready to share test results with FirstNet

Though they're in my own backyard, I only recently got a chance to tour the Public Safety Communications Research laboratories in Boulder, Colo. And now I realize what a big deal they are. PSCR is a joint effort of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It has been instrumental in performing interoperability research on behalf of the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), which is overseen by NTIA and is charged with putting together the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

FirstNet shroud of secrecy raising public-safety vendors' ire

The board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) will hold its next meeting on Feb. 12, giving it a chance to respond publicly to a barrage of complaints regarding the board's perceived lack of transparency and responsiveness.

Mobile privacy concerns spawn the App Trust Project

The App Trust Project is a new initiative the Association of Competitive Technology hopes will address growing concerns about the degree of openness or "transparency" developers demonstrate about how consumer data is used. Will this project be worth the effort for developers?

Feds test public-safety LTE but will cancel 21 700 MHz waivers

While the National Institute of Standards and Technology is busily testing products for the planned nationwide LTE public-safety network, 21 municipalities will see their 700 MHz public-safety spectrum rights terminated next month by FCC.

NIST report highlights need for improved WLAN security

It's no secret that wireless local area networks (WLAN) have grown at an exponential rate in the enterprise, but new draft recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

ZigBee and IPSO drive IP-enabled HANs

The ZigBee Alliance and the IPSO (IP for Smart Objects) Alliance have realized that together they could provide a united front to drive the adoption and use of wireless home area networks (HAN) that

SIP Forum sets sights on smart grids

Following the efforts of home networking consortia (HomePlug) and more recently the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) recognition that CableLabs' PacketCable standard is a good

FCC gets serious about smart grids

While it has pretty much kept out of the smart grid fray, it looks like the FCC is now making its move, as it recently hired former venture capitalist Nick Sinai of Polaris Ventures as Energy and