FCC Settles On White Space Admins
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday tasked nine companies with keeping track of white space spectrum (unused spectrum that resides between television channels) across the country. The nine companies approved to help monitor the white space database are Comsearch, Frequency Finder, Google, KB Enterprises and LS Telcom, Key Bridge Global, Neustar, Spectrum Bridge, Telcordia Technologies, and WSdb. By cataloging the whereabouts of white spaces, it will allow unlicensed wireless devices to identify white space spectrum and differentiate it from the neighboring TV spectrum. The FCC wants white spaces to be developed for additional broadband wireless services.
FCC Puts Clear Line Between Mobile and Fixed Broadband
Jan 19, 2018
The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
ITU Inches Closer to Defining 5G Spectrum
Dec 4, 2015
The International Telecommunications Union recently concluded the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and moved forward several initiatives meant to allocate spectrum for mobile broadband. The conference, which recorded some 3,300 attendees, covered more than 40 topics across the gambit of wireless services.
Qualcomm Says First MulteFire Connection a Success
Oct 17, 2016
Qualcomm today said it made the world's first over-the-air connection using MulteFire. MulteFire is a new, more advanced version of LTE that uses a technology called listen-before-talk (LBT) to operate on unlicensed spectrum.
FCC Says Incentive Auction Reaches End Point
Jan 18, 2017
The FCC today said the close of the fourth stage will mark the end of bidding in the auction for 600 MHz airwaves. The auction has been in progress since last May and worked its way through several stages.
AT&T Wants LTE-U Opponents to Agree to Play Fair
Nov 12, 2015
Joan Marsh, AT&T's vice president of federal and regulatory affairs, today prosed that the FCC use existing rules to help organizations on opposite sides of the LTE-U debate find some middle ground. LTE-U is the use of LTE services over unlicensed spectrum, or WiFi frequencies.