RIM, RIP: How BlackBerry Lost its Way, and How iPhones and iPads are Tapping to Success
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Media, The Innovation Economy, Wireless
April 2nd, 2012
April 2, 2012 – I admit to being taken in yesterday by Google’s April Fools prank – Gmail Tap. This priceless video promises to bring Morse code back for the smart phone era. Gmail Tap hit a powerful nerve: how to make smart phones more useful for the things we do besides talking on them. […]
Analysis: Consumers Still Confused About New 4G LTE Systems
Broadband Data, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
July 20th, 2011
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011- Both AT&T and Verizon taken steps to to deploy their 4G LTE networks in recent months, with Sprint and T-Mobile heavily advertising their existing 4G technologies. With rampant speculation regarding the iPhone 5 industry watchers have predicted that consumers would be clamoring for the faster speeds promised by LTE.
“Not so,” says consumer research firm Retrevo.
India Wants Access to Communications Networks
Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
September 3rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 3, 2010 – The Indian government has announced that it will give notice to all communications services that it would like access to their networks. In the aftermath of last year’s Mumbai terror attacks, the government wants to be able to access communications networks to monitor for terrorist activities.
RIM Agrees to Give India Access to Networks
International, Privacy, Wireless
August 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 19, 2010 – India is the latest nation to require Research in Motion to provide a government with access to the traffic across the RIM network. The nation gave the Canadian phone maker until the end of the month to comply with a request for access to its network. RIM has acquiesced and beginning Sept. 1 will give India access to the BlackBerry messenger service.
UAE Retreats from BlackBerry Ban, Germany Steps Forward With Concerns
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International, Mobile Broadband
August 10th, 2010
The Saudi government has decided to back down from its threat to shutter the BlackBerry corporate messenger service in the United Arab Emirates, saying it is making progress in talks with device maker Research in Motion. Meanwhile, Germany’s interior minister told a German newspaper that the German government is recommending banning the use of the BlackBerry and iPhone because of increased attacks on Germany networks.
Office of Science and Technology Policy Official Calls for Patent Reform at Wireless Event
November 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 2, 2009 – A top technology advisor to President Obama said Monday that the administration was committed to reforming and streamlining the patent system as a way to foster innovation. Speaking at an event on wireless innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Deputy Director Tom Kalil addressed innovation across the economy, and particularly at the university, industry and K-12 educational levels.
FCC Eyes Apple’s Blockage of Google Voice
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
August 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2009 – A top Federal Communications Commission official sent letters of inquiry on Friday to Apple, AT&T and Google over Apple’s move to block Google’s voice technology on the iPhone.
Copps Responds to Senators, Orders Handset Agreement Probe
June 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, Thursday June 18, 2009 – After a frenetic burst of activity on and off Capitol Hill, Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps (D) announced on Thursday an investigation into whether consumers are being harmed by exclusive contracts between handset manufacturers and wireless carriers.
New Feature: This Week in Mobile Broadband
Premium Content, Wireless
June 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2009 – Today, BroadbandCensus.com unveils a new feature, “This Week in Mobile Broadband,” written by Alex Tcherkassky, a Washington-based reporter for BroadbandCensus.com with a strong background in the wireless industry.
Verizon as a Cable Guy To Shape Broadband Battle in Washington, D.C.
September 15th, 2008
September 15 – For Capitol Hill BlackBerry users, Washington, D.C., is among the most wired cities in the country. But when those BlackBerry-toting legislative staffers go home and watch television, they step into world where the battle for better broadband depends upon cable TV regulation.