Congress Seeks Winning Design for Proposed Spectrum Auctions
FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
June 2nd, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology explored legislation Wednesday that would encourage the voluntary participation of broadcast companies and wireless providers in spectrum auctions.
“There is a looming spectrum crisis, and we must get additional spectrum into the marketplace,” said Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)
FCC Chief Soldiers on as ‘Captain Crunch’ in Effort to Alleviate Spectrum Shortage
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Spectrum, Wireless
October 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 21, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission is highlighting the looming issue of “spectrum crunch” as smart phones and other data-hogging devices eat up valuable spectrum.
Fixed Mobile Convergence Expected to be Completed by 2015
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Wireless
October 19th, 2010
LONDON, October 18, 2010 – Convergence between fixed and mobile broadband services will be virtually complete by 2015, unified by standards originally developed for multi-room television in the home, according to analyst group IMS Research in its report :Convergence in the World Home Entertainment Market.” The researchers predict that mobile soon will overtake fixed broadband connectivity, with over 3 billion wireless connected devices in the world by 2015.
Qatar Telecom to Become Fastest in the Middle East
Asia, Mobile Broadband
August 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 13, 2010- Qatar Telecom enables 21Mbps wireless network.
T-Mobile Sued for Limiting ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan
August 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 9, 2010 – T-Mobile is being sued in California for putting limits on their unlimited data plan.
Verizon Smartphones Consume More Data than AT&T iPhone
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
July 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 29, 2010- Consumer research firm Validas has just released data from a recent consumer survey which shows that on average Verizon Smartphone users consume more data than AT&T iPhone users.
Hughes Network Systems to Provide Secure Broadband for Chevron
July 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2010- Chevron gas and convenience stores will be getting an edge on their competition by offering new broadband services.
Hughes Network Systems will be the provider for Chevron’s secure managed broadband systems, which will include connection capabilities for DSL, cable, satellite, and 3G at Chevron stores. Hughes will also be managing the system, so store owners will have venues for technical support and installation.
Hughes will also manage Chevron’s point-of-sale connection for credit card transactions, where they will be able to reduce security risks and credit card number theft.
The higher bandwidth that Hughes has will make it possible for Chevron store owners to streamline video surveillance, temperature monitoring, and inventory scanners. Customers will also be able to utilize stores’ WiFi and ATMs.
Value Added Services to Raise $140 Billion in Revenues
Asia, Europe, Mobile Broadband, South America
July 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that data plans and app stores are going to drive revenues up $140 billion over the next 4 years in emerging markets.
Value-added-service – or anything above simply voice service – revenues were $200 billion in 2009 and, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media, will rise to $340 billion in 2014.
EMobile to Offer 42Mbps Mobile Broadband Network
International, Mobile Broadband
July 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 7, 2010- EMobile one of Japan’s leading mobile broadband providers has just announced that it will now offer an HSPA network with speeds of 42Mbps.
Best Buy to Offer Mobile Broadband
June 30th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2010 –Best Buy will soon offer a mobile broadband service running on the Sprint 3g network.