FCC Formalizes Rules For Satellite-Based Wireless On Planes
The FCC today established formal rules for the approval of certain types of broadband services for aircraft. The new rules apply to satellite-based services such as that offered by Row 44, used by Southwest Airlines. Until today, such services could only be approved on a case-by-case "ad hoc" basis. The new rules streamline the process, making it easier to roll out such services. Such services connect planes to the Internet via space satellites, and can be used to provide a variety of services onboard aircraft, including Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, cellular service, and live television. Rules already exist for competing services that connect planes directly to the ground using a network of cell towers with upward-facing antennas, such as GoGo.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Apr 7, 2016
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Apr 6, 2016
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance.
AT&T and Verizon Will Work Together On Future Cell Towers
Nov 13, 2017
AT&T and Verizon have tapped Tillman Infrastructure to build hundreds of small cell towers around the country. Tillman already builds, owns, and operates a series of towers and small cells.
FCC Fines T-Mobile $60,000 for Failing to Secure Antennas
Nov 12, 2015
The FCC today proposed a fine of $60,000 against T-Mobile, which it says failed to adequately warn and prevent the public from stepping too close to cellular antennas. Specifically, T-Mobile didn't properly block off nor place signs near three antennas (2 AWS, 1 PCS) on a building in Phoenix, Ariz.