Commerce Dept. Tags Federal Spectrum to Be Vacated
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) group has identified 115MHz of wireless spectrum currently being used by the federal government that can be vacated and used for mobile broadband services instead. Part of the earmarked spectrum comes from the Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellites, which is used to deliver breaking weather alerts. it is also used by the Defense Department's radar systems on ships. The NTIA said it is examining an additional 2200MHz of spectrum for reassignment to mobile broadband usage.
Jan 14, 2019
A new design for Bluetooth LE tags removes the need for a battery and fits into a cheap, thin, stamp-size sticker, or can be embedded directly in consumer product packaging. A tiny ARM processor transmits an ecrypted ID code like other Bluetooth tracking tags, but is powered by a new antenna design that harvests power from ambient radio waves.
Oct 23, 2018
Motorola Solutions today announced the Talkabout T800 walkie talkies and accompanying mobile application. The concept is to let outdoor adventurers keep in touch — and, more importantly, share precise location data — when cellular networks are not available.
Oct 2, 2018
Most cell phones in the U.S. will receive a pair of emergency alerts, sent via text message, on Wednesday, Oct.
May 23, 2019
NOAA, NASA, and the Navy have raised concerns with Congress that the new 24 GHz radio frequency band for 5G may interfere with critical water vapor sensors on US weather satellites. The 24 GHz band is one several new mmWave bands the FCC is making available for mmWave 5G service.