Until this week, Google was the newest FCC-approved TV white space database administrator. That title now belongs to Key Bridge Global, which joins Google, Spectrum Bridge and Ericsson's Telcordia unit as official providers of database support for the operation of low-power, unlicensed transmitting devices on unoccupied spectrum within the broadcast TV band.
With skyrocketing numbers of devices accessing radio spectrum for communications and other services, the issue of radio interference is getting renewed attention. Yet the issues are far from clear cut.
This Thursday, the FCC is scheduled to hear a presentation regarding its new Speed Test App for smartphones based upon Google's Android operating system.
AT&T's cellular network has faced myriad challenges over the years, such as the overwhelming capacity crunch that hit when Apple's first iPhone rolled out. But the latest threat to AT&T's network is particularly illuminating, because the problem is being caused by a common fluorescent light fixture.
The technology and connectivity options for the so-called Internet of Things is still being envisioned and created, but that is not stopping the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from jumping in to regulate it.
As concerns grow regarding the capabilities and potential uses, or misuses, of positioning technologies, a U.S. lawmaker has rolled out a voluntary code of conduct designed to ensure consumers can opt-out of having retailers track their movements via their cell phones.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) is not happy with some of Motorola Solutions' alleged lobbying tactics, which he contends are aimed at undermining the First Responder Network Authority and its efforts to craft the nationwide public safety broadband network.
AT&T boosted its spectrum holdings in 18 states by consummating a deal announced last January to acquire 39 lower 700 MHz B Block spectrum licenses from rival Verizon Wireless.
Microsoft is boosting its push for license-exempt dynamic access to radio frequencies by touting a new white paper that compares the economic impact of two approaches to spectrum allocation.
Amazon's alleged trials of Globalstar's terrestrial low-power service (TLPS) are part of a process to get a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking quickly issued for the service and also likely signal Amazon's plans for an in-home media hub, according to the blogger who first broke news of the tests.