Cover Story
The world is becoming more connected every day, with mobile technology enhancing the way we live, improving the way we work, and creating new ways for us to be entertained. Since Motorola's StarTAC first hit the streets back in 1996, the wireless industry has seen a level of innovation and evolution second to none, and one which is nothing short of awe-inspiring...


On the Spot
Car Connectivity Redefines the Road
In an always-on world, smartphones take pole position. From texting, e-mailing and surfing the web to location-aware retail and social media services, when it comes to completing a given task, smartphones are usually the first, closest and fastest method to get us across the finish line.

September 24, 2012 - 12:43 PM
Next Wave Redux
Fixing 'The Internet is Slow Today'
If you're the IT director for your household, you've probably heard a family member complain, "The Internet is slow today." This happens with Wi-Fi, 3G/4G and wired services. What's more, it usually reflects real problems that are present in many parts of the Internet today. The problem is bufferbloat, and it is interesting to see how solutions are being developed and applied in different environments like mobile networks, cable networks and consumer Wi-Fi devices.

September 24, 2012 - 12:40 PM
Monetizing Mobile Broadband
The Rollover to Data Plans
Mobile subscribers over the last 20 years have grown accustomed to paying for cell phone usage based on voice minutes. It looks like that era is gone. Mobile operators in the U.S. have introduced tiered service plans based on data usage only. Gone are the myriad service choices that represented a complex combination of voice, text, and data quotas to establish the base plan along with a list of individual feature options. This complexity was especially evident with family plans where line charges, group features and device types added another level of choices.

September 24, 2012 - 11:18 AM
Eye on the Money
Service Agility: It's Not a Single Magic Bullet
There is much talk about service agility in the industry. Some say that over-the-top companies will win the service wars due to their agility. This implies that our industry can't be agile. Others take the approach that we must become agile to innovate, compete among ourselves, and compete with other industry forces.

September 24, 2012 - 11:15 AM
Look No Wires
Broadband: How Fast is Fast Enough?
There is controversy surrounding who, if anyone, said 640k of memory is all anyone would ever need. Many in the press attributed the comment to Bill Gates, but he denies he ever made such a statement. But it's the concept which is more important to me than who uttered it first or at all.

September 24, 2012 - 11:12 AM
Mobile Musings
Service Providers Face Competition on Their Own Networks
Communications service providers today find themselves in a unique dilemma. Many global technology brands best known for Web services, applications and marketing strength are staking claims in the communications business by providing innovative over-the-top services on third-party service providers' data networks. These OTT services, which often include video calling as a standard integrated feature, provide subscribers an alternative to the service provider's core messaging and voice communications services.

September 24, 2012 - 11:10 AM
Caught in the Crossfire
Video Remote 2.0: What the Major Vendors are Seeing
Last year we had a great user design exercise at one of our events where we took a TV remote and tried to redesign it. It was amazing how many buttons and features the device was trying to manage. It occurs to me that the move to manage TV on the smartphone has the benefit of just bypassing the remote.

September 24, 2012 - 11:07 AM
World View
As the world was watching the London Olympics this summer, a massive portion of the Earth's population was plunged into darkness and unable to use air conditioners, computers, fans, hospital equipment, trains, and any other devices or platforms that rely on power. As you probably have heard, India in late July suffered a major power outage - the biggest such event ever.

September 24, 2012 - 11:03 AM
On the Spot
WiGig Alliance Works to Expand Wireless Possibilities
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance was formed to meet this need by establishing a wireless technology operating in the unlicensed 60gHz band that promises data rates of up to 7gbps, or more than 10 times the speed of the fastest Wi-Fi networks available today. The band has much more spectrum available than the 2.4 or 5 gHz bands used by existing Wi-Fi products, allowing wider channels that support faster transmission speeds.

May 22, 2012 - 3:54 PM
Next Wave Redux
How Google or Apple Could Create a Major New Mobile Carrier
An open Internet is critical for companies like Google, Apple or Amazon and, while they may not want to become competing mobile carriers themselves, there is a way they could foster disruption that enables open access.

May 22, 2012 - 3:52 PM
Monetizing Mobile Broadband
Can We Handle the Flow?
Data traffic flowing across mobile service provider networks is going through the roof. And as quickly as the service providers are implementing faster networks, mobile device manufacturers are introducing products with higher resolution screens and processing speeds that consume much higher data rates. In fact, these two dynamics will never completely balance each other; operators will always need more network bandwidth and throughput at more economical pricing with exceptional quality of service.

May 22, 2012 - 3:51 PM
Mobile Musings
SBCs and Multimedia Capability: A New Necessity for Service Providers and Enterprises
While the world is moving more toward an all-IP infrastructure, the global communications scene still includes a large TDM component. So all-IP networks will still need to interconnect with existing TDM networks. This means there will be service delivery challenges encountered in making these disparate networks work well together. Because of this, a premium will be placed on technology solution providers experienced in connecting IP with legacy TDM networks; who know, understand and appreciate both sides of this mixed communications world; and who can develop solutions that can serve the broadest range of networking options while at the same time supporting a wide range of multimedia IP-based services.

May 22, 2012 - 3:49 PM
Eye on the Money
The Impact of Cloud Models on OSS and BSS
This is the same approach that manufacturers have employed for decades - in some cases for nearly a century. Interchangeable and standardized parts can be assembled into multiple different products. In manufacturing, this results in faster time to market, lower component costs, greater flexibility, and lower repair costs. (You don't need a master machinist to make you a custom screw; you buy one for 6 cents at the hardware store.) The same benefits accrue to management process support.

May 22, 2012 - 3:46 PM
Caught in the Crossfire
Figures May Lie, but Words Deceive
Sometimes, no matter the name of the law, the law's name is a counter intuitive to what the law accomplishes. The Patriot Act, The American Jobs Act, and Spectrum Incentive Auction all share an element of bath water staying with the baby.

May 22, 2012 - 3:45 PM
Look, No Wires
Goodbye Android, We Hardly Knew Ye
New research is showing that Android has some real problems. Obviously Google knows this, and it's part of the reason the company purchased Motorola and as Henry Blodget of Business Insider points out are opening an online tablet store. David Beckemeyer, the former EarthLink CTO, too weighs in with a chart showing just how dominant Apple is becoming.

May 22, 2012 - 3:43 PM
Free Association
Much has happened in the wireless world since our last issue of Next Gen Mobility, so my column this time may be a bit like free association. But there's a lot to talk about.

May 22, 2012 - 3:22 PM
Mobile Musings
Monetizing Mobile Video - What Carriers Need to Succeed
Device manufacturers and carriers are touting the quality and speed of their offerings. They advertise how fast movies and videos can be downloaded, the quality of video streaming, and the sharpness of video quality. Meanwhile, television networks and other content providers are promoting the convenience of video on demand. Together, this provides an expectation among consumers that not only will they be able to view everything from football games to their favorite shows wherever and whenever they want, but that the experience will be similar to watching the same content in real time as it originally aired.

March 7, 2012 - 1:37 PM
On the Spot
LBS, Consumers and Control of the Mobile Experience
Location-based marketing is the key to unlocking the next phase of growth for mobile operators. It's also the tool for carriers to combat the over-the-top plays from Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. The technology is fully formed and deployed to do this at scale today. The challenge is designing a user-friendly service that consumers find really valuable, not intrusive.

February 1, 2012 - 7:09 AM
Mobile Video View
Addressing Live Video Latency
With video-friendly mobile devices proliferating, and wireless and wire IP networks offering increasing speed, viewing good quality video anyplace is increasingly feasible. For some content a delay (latency) of even several seconds is not a concern. However, for other events - such as real-time news gathering in which the studio converses with a reporter in the field while live video goes to a national or even international audience - delay is something to minimize, even at significant cost.

February 1, 2012 - 7:06 AM
Eye on the Money
Clouds: The Big Change is on Business Structure and Processes
Clouds are generating lots of discussion these days, and even more confusion. Some talk of clouds as web services and mash-ups, others as hosted services, and yet others as distributed computing or infrastructure. The fact is, all are correct, but all underestimate the scope of changes that cloud concepts will have on our telco industry, because, fundamentally, clouds mean that CSPs no longer will have end-to-end control over services and infrastructure. I propose that we look at the cloud phenomenon as real, and as a force that will make CSPs rethink their operations processes from monolithic to modular.

February 1, 2012 - 7:04 AM
Next Wave Redux
Wi-Fi - Key for Mobile Data Success
Wi-Fi is a big deal. Wi-Fi systems carry much more data than is carried by all the mobile operators in the world. Cisco's VNI report puts total 2010 Wi-Fi traffic as 36 times greater than mobile data traffic. Of course, most of that Wi-Fi data was going to and from computers and other local devices that lack mobile access, but it's the scale of the Wi-Fi phenomenon that's important.

February 1, 2012 - 7:03 AM
Caught in the Crossfire
At Home with M2M
A friend recently reported on a lost soul from a major carrier (names projected to keep the guilty employed) who answered the question: What does the carrier need from a startup?

February 1, 2012 - 7:02 AM
Look, No Wires
Will Microsoft Departure Kill CES?
Being in the North Hall of Las Vegas was so important, in fact, that companies acquired others so they could improve their location! And as the desire to be in an important location increased, show organizers decided to increase the sizes of the booths exhibitors had to take in order to remain in important halls. They even had an auction process pitting companies against each other to see who would bid most for the most important spots.

February 1, 2012 - 7:01 AM
The Great Spectrum Grab
Just days before Christmas 2011, the company announced the end of its quest to acquire T-Mobile USA - a $39 billion deal that would've been the largest acquisition of the year. Instead, AT&T had to pay a $4 billion breakup fee and look for a new strategy to acquire move spectrum.

February 1, 2012 - 7:00 AM
Next Wave Redux
Wireless Spectrum for Mobile Data
Spectrum politics is big news in the wireless community. In the U.S., the short-term outlook is grim, as AT&T and Verizon corner prime spectrum and Congress discusses auctioning the hard won, license-exempt TV white spaces.

September 1, 2011 - 9:39 PM
On the Spot
The Rise of M2M Means Standards Are Critical
The simple fact is that standards are most conducive to economies of scale if they are compatible worldwide. Technology standards in particular are critical as the world gets "smaller" and connections increase at an exponential rate. Perhaps one of the most important issues today regarding worldwide technology standards is in regard to machine-to machine technology. Beyond the 5 billion devices connected to the Internet, the potential for greatest growth comes from M2M deployments.

September 1, 2011 - 9:34 PM
Mobile Video View
Prepare a Checklist for Live Streaming Coverage of an Event with 4G
Basic live streaming coverage of events over the Internet is now available to almost anyone with a laptop and camcorder. New 4G networks are now rolling out from the major carriers - AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The new 4G networks, together with widely available 3G coverage, provide options for independent TV producers to capture live events from the field without the hassle of arranging for wireline access to the Internet. Mobile studios are now very feasible and give you great flexibility.

September 1, 2011 - 9:23 PM
Mobile Musings
Public Safety and the Move to IP
Over the next few years, the way in which public safety systems deliver the necessary services to people will be changing fundamentally. The transition from traditional TDM-based public safety answering points, or PSAPs, to IP-based networks and capabilities has already begun, and has been driven by the National Emergency Number Association, which recently announced its formal approval of the i3 standard for next-generation 911 architectures.

September 1, 2011 - 9:21 PM
Eye on the Money
Management of SDP Services - the Long Pole in the Tent
Back in late 2005, TeleManagement Forum Chairman Keith Willetts and I shared the idea that the very nature of services was changing. Previously services were essentially facilities - voice/tie/DSL lines, etc. In mobile they were shared networks associated with a billing plan and a specific device.

September 1, 2011 - 9:19 PM
Caught in the Crossfire
If I Had a Million Dollars: Applying Concepts like Presence to the Legacy Wireline World
I have been privileged to be around a lot of good ideas, most of which morphed into markets and have lead to people being employed. So I will take it as a win. However, the good ideas are left out there like the punch line without the straight man.

September 1, 2011 - 9:18 PM
Introducing Next Generation Mobility
This new quarterly publication from TMC will present and assess the most important developments in wireless as they relate to mobile communications in the business environment; key mobile applications in areas like health care and smart grid; wireless service providers' network builds and service strategies; content delivery; ecosystems; spectrum; finance; and the packaging, pricing and go-to-market efforts around all of the above.

September 1, 2011 - 7:24 PM
Look, No Wires
Adobe Edges in on HTML5
The move to HTML5 is one of the most exciting developments I have seen in tech as it ties together cloud, mobile and the concept that programmers should be able to write once and have their programs run anywhere. Moreover, the hundreds of millions of Apple iOS devices that do not support Adobe Flash do/will support HTML5. As websites slowly begin the transition to this new web standard, every tablet should for the first time be able to view most every webpage.

September 1, 2011 - 4:47 PM
Cover Story
Sprint Takes Holistic Approach to M2M
Machine-to-machine communications is expected to be one of the largest growth opportunities for the industry in the next decade, and Sprint says it's ideally positioned to outfit partners and end users with solutions on this front.

September 1, 2011 - 9:35 AM


Five Secrets to Successful Enterprise Business Apps
September 24, 2012 - 12:30 PM
In today's enterprise technology environment, it's about finding new ways to drive business value in the mobile space while keeping up with the rapid pace of change - and for many companies that means developing and deploying enterprise applications.

Alliance Puts Carrier-Class Wi-Fi to the Test
September 24, 2012 - 12:24 PM
The move to make the Wi-Fi experience more carrier class continues with a move by The Wi-Fi Alliance to enable certified devices to discover and connect seamlessly with certified access points. As of late June, the alliance was testing mobile devices and infrastructure as part of the effort, which falls under the umbrella of the group's Passpoint program.

Small Cells Create Big Business
September 24, 2012 - 11:53 AM
As you look around the office, are there clusters of people huddled by windows talking on or trying to access info from their mobile device? Are you one of those battling to make themselves heard above everyone else in a small corner of mobile coverage in the building? Or do you simply go outside to access your data and make your calls?

Proving the Theory? | What's in Store | M2M a Hug(h)e(s) Deal
September 24, 2012 - 11:42 AM
"Fortune 500 brands are adopting mobile display and video at a considerably more rapid pace than they moved into online advertising," according to Scott Swanson, founder and CEO at Mobile Theory. The writing is on the wall: Online sales are taking a significant bite out of bricks-and-mortar retail sales. In yet another sign of just how keenly interested the big telcos are in machine-to-machine communications, Verizon Communications, Inc. this summer laid out $612 million to buy Hughes Telematics, Inc.

Track the Field | The Agony of Defeat
September 24, 2012 - 11:37 AM
Machine-to-machine technology is making its mark in the sports arena as well. Sony is one of the brands most prominently associated with games and TV - but the company, and its shareholders, have not seen much in the way of fun in the past few years.

The Doctor in Your Pocket
September 24, 2012 - 11:27 AM
One of the strongest trends in today's healthcare environment is the significant rise in the number of mobile communication devices for accessing health services and information - also known as mHealth. A recent study found that nearly 17 million consumers were accessing health information on mobile devices in 2011, representing a 125-percent increase from 2010.

How Sprint is Leveraging M2M for the Insurance Industry
September 24, 2012 - 11:22 AM
While there are several providers touting insurance solutions, Sprint is taking the concept of usage-based insurance to the next level with its offerings. Sprint offers Integrated Insurance Solutions, a complete UBI product that is easy for insurance providers to deploy.

Sprint Puts its M2M Pedal to the Metal
September 24, 2012 - 11:19 AM
The world is becoming more connected every day, with mobile technology enhancing the way we live, improving the way we work, and creating new ways for us to be entertained. Since Motorola's StarTAC first hit the streets back in 1996, the wireless industry has seen a level of innovation and evolution second to none, and one which is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Tilting Customer Education Toward Fun
May 24, 2012 - 7:36 AM
Allot earlier this year came out with a fun little pinball application that demonstrates the relationship between different types of applications and various service packaging and pricing options. It was put together for Allot service provider customers, but those customers could potentially leverage the application to educate their own customers, indicates Jonathon Gordon, Allot director of marketing.

What's Next for Mobile World Congress, and More
May 24, 2012 - 7:33 AM
As you may have heard, Mobile World Congress this year drew a record 67,000 visitors to Barcelona. In addition to the attendees, which came from 205 countries, there were more than 1,500 exhibiting companies that occupied 70,500 net square meters of exhibition and business meeting space.

New Visual, Converged, and Thin Quad-Core Devices Offer a Taste of Next Gen Mobility
May 23, 2012 - 2:42 PM
Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle are reportedly working on contact lenses that can do a whole lot than just help people see better. According to Cisco's "The Network" from March 6, the contact lenses would effectively be wirelessly-enabled, wafer-thin computers. And they could do things like alert a doctor about medical problems; notify the wearer of an important event; or overlay computer-generated visual information, such as maps, on the real world.

Short Story of the Long Code: Long Code Pioneer TSG Global Fights for What's Right
May 22, 2012 - 3:57 PM
The wireless telephone companies have made a lot of money with short-code SMS, but now the long code has arrived, and wireless operators should stop clinging to the past and allow the future of messaging to move forward. That way, service providers of all stripes, and their customers, will be able to benefit from the goodness and rewards of the long code.

Wi-Fi Looks to Upgrade to Carrier Class
May 22, 2012 - 3:41 PM
There's a move afoot in the industry to make Wi-Fi carrier quality. The goal is to enable cellular service providers to integrate 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi at the base station and have common control, security, management and optimization capabilities for all of the above.

Small Cells Become a Big Deal
May 22, 2012 - 3:32 PM
Small cells have been garnering big attention lately, as many wireless service providers embrace them in an effort to add capacity and fill in coverage. So popular are the different iterations of this kind of gear that the number of small cells is expected to outnumber that of macro base stations by 2014, according to Rethink Research.

Google Android Will Win the Marathon
May 22, 2012 - 3:30 PM
There is no question that Apple leads the industry in many ways: beautiful design; easy to use operating system; an eye toward integrated product offerings, to name a few. But in terms of market share, Google Android is the undisputed leader. More importantly, Google is securely set up to continue this dominance for the foreseeable future.

Charging Kiosk Powers Marketing Efforts
May 22, 2012 - 3:28 PM
One of the marketing models goCharge has created involves a bar kiosk, which liquor brand Patron is leveraging to help promote its Patron XO Cafe and Ultimat Vodka. The branded kiosks, which have been in bars in New York City since the first quarter of 2010, appeal to establishment owners because they can keep customers around for a long period of time, according to goCharge.

NFC PDQ?: Near Field Communications May be Coming Soon to a Handset Near You
May 22, 2012 - 3:27 PM
A pack of sweaty reporters crowded into a corner of the GSMA booth at Mobile World Congress earlier this year to get the latest on the hot topic known as near field communications.

(Great Teams + Great Tools) x Creativity = Great Mobile Games
May 22, 2012 - 3:24 PM
Great mobile games are built by great teams. Great teams build with great tools. When great teams build with great tools, creativity multiplies. And creativity is the fuel needed to find that addictive hook that leaves the user wanting to play just one more round.

New Solutions Help Customers Drive Their Mobile Experiences
May 22, 2012 - 3:21 PM
The mobile revolution has put a lot of power into the hands of end users - both in terms of feature-rich smartphones and tablets, and in light of their ability to pick and choose easily the applications and content of their choice. Now many companies are moving to give end users the power to manage and monitor their mobile data plans, performance and usage as well.

Do the Math
February 1, 2012 - 8:20 PM
The survey goes on to report that 44 percent of enterprises approached have at least a quarter of their workforce operating solely using a mobile phone, and 82 percent of enterprises have employees using mobile apps for communications and collaboration. About 30 percent of enterprises support tablets; 51 percent support BlackBerry devices, 40 percent support iPhones, and 31 percent support Android phones.

All Roads Lead to Rome: The Migration to the Next Generation of Mobile Networks
February 1, 2012 - 8:01 PM
Many mobile network operators currently regard the so-called 4th Generation (4G) of mobile networks to be the center, the "Rome", of the mobile world. The performance promises made by this new generation are tempting lures for customers. So it is no wonder that so many operators are in a hurry to hit the road in the direction of 4G.

February 1, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Motorola Solutions calls its new ET1 tablets the first "flat out enterprise" tablets available for the mobile worker across the enterprise. This line of rugged enterprise tablets, which is based on the Android operating system, was designed to equip retail store floor associates and improve workforce productivity across multiple industries.

The State of Wi-Fi with Xirrus CEO Dirk Gates
February 1, 2012 - 5:22 PM
Wi-Fi has had great success, and it's positioned to expand even further going forward. NGM recently spoke with Xirrus CEO Dirk Gates about an array of topics related to Wi-Fi, including the current status of this technology and where it's headed.

Wireless Onslaught Requires Expanded Enterprise Networking Strategies
February 1, 2012 - 7:18 AM
The enterprise WLAN space is hot, and it's not hard to understand why. While wireless LANs have been around for years and always have been a nice-to-have networking option, the growth in ownership and use of mobile devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets is now making WLANs a must have for many businesses.

T-Mobile M2M Spinoff Expedites Onboarding
February 1, 2012 - 7:16 AM
John Horn, the president of RACO Wireless, recently moved to beautiful Scottsdale, Ariz., where I met with him late last year to discuss the company and how it's positioned in the M2M space. A former T-Mobile leader, Horn took over as president of RACO last year after it was separated from T-Mobile, which remains a key partner of RACO.

Enterprise Mobility Hits the Tipping Point for Managed Services
February 1, 2012 - 7:15 AM
Mobility is transforming our lives both at home and at work, as new multi-functional wireless devices and high-speed mobile networks enable us to stay connected wherever and whenever we like. This is a great convenience and a driver of productivity. At the same time, however, it creates some new mobility management challenges for businesses.

Beyond 3G
February 1, 2012 - 7:12 AM
One year after its launch, Verizon Wireless's 4G LTE network has failed to capture the imagination of the public, who still seem to prefer the slower-connecting Apple iPhone by large margins, writes TMCnet contributor Gary Kim, who attributes this observation to Paul Kapustka of Sidecut Reports.

ElectroPS CEO Talks Power
February 1, 2012 - 7:12 AM
Electro Power Systems designs, manufactures and sells power systems for backup power to telecom operators and tower companies around the world. The company's primary focus is the development and commercialization of fuel cell power products able to solve real-world energy needs at a price point that is accessible to organizations of any size. ElectroPS currently is expanding its backup power sales while entering the full renewables hybrid systems market, for which the company has early trials in place.

Texting Is So Money (Or, Why Long Codes Have Become a Hotbed of Debate)
February 1, 2012 - 7:11 AM
Are the CTIA's recently issued inter carrier messaging guidelines an effort by the nation's cellular service providers to protect the public against spam, or are they a move by those same companies to tamp down the prospects of long codes? The answer: It depends upon who you're talking to.

The Mobile Wallet: Smartphones Promise to Ring Up New Retail Opportunities
February 1, 2012 - 7:10 AM
Google Wallet initially allows mobile devices to store loyalty cards, offers and credit cards (including Citi, MasterCard, and a virtual Google Prepaid card), and later will enable virtual transit (although that's now available in select areas) and boarding passes and other tickets. Google Wallet is accepted anywhere PayPass MasterCard accounts are accepted, which includes more than 124,000 merchants nationally and more than 311,000 globally.

Bucking the Trend
September 1, 2011 - 7:58 AM
Interest in patent ownership is clearly building in the world of communications and over-the-top service providers. That became clear earlier this year when we witnessed the battle royale for the patents of now-defunct telecommunications equipment provider Nortel. And last month Google announced plans to spend $12.5 billion - its biggest-ever acquisition - for Motorola Mobility.

Touching Base
September 1, 2011 - 7:39 AM
Small cells are almost certainly coming to a cellular network near you, and the cloud could come into play as part of this new architecture as well. That could create new opportunities for alternative backhaul solutions, says Amir Makleff, president and CEO of BridgeWave.

Japan's GREE Moves in the U.S. Market
September 1, 2011 - 7:38 AM
That's why Electronic Arts recently disclosed plans to buy PopCap, owner of such popular games a Bejeweled. It's why Google in late 2009 purchased AdMob. And it's why GREE International Inc., the leading mobile social gaming company in Japan - with $700 million in annual revenue and more than 25 million users, is now expanding into the U.S. market.

SuVolta Transistor Technology Helps Power Mobile Devices
September 1, 2011 - 7:28 AM
Henry Kissinger famously said that "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac." But the attraction to power for most of use these days has to do primarily with its ability to keep our laptops, smartphones and tablets running.

Do the Math
September 1, 2011 - 7:27 AM
More than a third of people admit to snooping on a loved one's call history or e-mail.

Short Selling - the Great Spectrum Debate
September 1, 2011 - 7:08 AM
The demand placed on wireless spectrum by one smartphone is equivalent to 24 cell phones; a device running an Apple or Android operating systems equals 96 non-smartphones; and one tablet is equal to 122 cell phones. That's in part why we have been hearing a lot lately about how we, as a nation, are short on spectrum relative to our wireless communications needs.

September 1, 2011 - 7:01 AM
Want to get a bead on the bar scene without waiting in line or incurring a cover charge? SceneTap might be just what you're looking for.

Shedding New Light on LightSquared
September 1, 2011 - 7:00 AM
LightSquared is under fire as some in the GPS industry have raised concerns that its planned 4G wireless network will cause interference with their technologies, potentially affecting such critical systems as air traffic control. In a recent interview with NGM, LightSquared Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben said that the organizations raising these complaints primarily are device manufacturers that have had eight years to adjust their products to allow them to coexist peacefully with new technologies in the FCC-approved ATC spectrum, but instead elected a strategy of "squatting" on LightSquared's L-band spectrum.

Silicon Valley Power Leverages Fiber, Wi-Fi, Smart Grid to Better Serve Customers
September 1, 2011 - 7:00 AM
Silicon Valley Power has been around since 1896. But, as they say, this isn't your grandfather's electric utility. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based municipal electric utility has been extremely forward-thinking in adopting new technologies to better serve its customers and sustain its operations.

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