Rural Carriers Make Push for Reinstating Spectrum Cap
A band of rural network operators, called the Rural Telecommunications Group, has approached the FCC about limiting carriers from owning more than 110MHz of spectrum below the 2.3GHz band in any one market. They feel having that much spectrum gives carriers too much power over the local competition. Wireless network operators such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon say that reinstating the limits would kneecap their ability to deploy better networks. The CTIA believes that existing laws already protect the smaller operators from their larger rivals. With FCC leadership set to change hands in early 2009, it is not likely that the FCC will make any decisions on the issue in the near future.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Google Testing Hands Free Mobile Payments
Mar 2, 2016
Google today announced a new pilot program that will allow people to pay for goods and services without taking their phone out of their pocket. Hands Free Payments relies on location data, WiFi, Bluetooth beacons, and other sensors to detect nearby participating stores.
FCC Wants to Speed Up the Approval Process for 5G Cell Sites
Sep 6, 2018
The FCC wants to ensure that wireless companies don't hit any unnecessary hurdles thrown in the way by state or local governments as they build out their 5G networks. As it works today, carriers typically have to apply locally within towns, cities, and states to install new cell sites.
CTIA, CCA Want All Millimeter Spectrum Bands Auctioned Off Together
May 14, 2018
Two of the country's largest wireless lobbying organizations have asked the FCC to consider auctioning off the 37, 39, and 42 GHz bands at the same time it auctions off the 24 GHz band. The agency believes the 24 GHz band is prime real estate for forthcoming 5G service, and it has a loose schedule for that auction.
Ah quit whining
Im a little confused
Where is this relevant?