Archive for the ‘Broadband’ Category
In response to the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) releasing its 500 MHz Progress Report, I said: “We strongly applaud the efforts of NTIA, the FCC and federal agencies to free up key spectrum bands, such as the 1755-1780 MHz band, which will be made available for auction in November. NTIA and the FCC play […]
From a camera in the refrigerator to a countertop that projects recipes, Siemens’ connected kitchen uses wireless to connect consumers with their kitchens anytime and anywhere through their mobile devices. By having these smart appliances share information with one another, users can build shopping lists and receive recommended recipes based on what’s in the refrigerator.
Cars are starting to connect to the wireless network. From choosing your kids’ movie options in the backseat to personalizing your music and maps, Deutsche Telekom’s LTE Connected Car system gives the driver more control when on the road.
From inside your home to inside your car, the Internet of Things is already helping consumers keep track of their appliances, utilities and health. Daniel Obodovski, managing partner at DND Ventures, LLC and the author of “The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things,” talks about the benefits of M2M communication and how this technological trend […]
Last week, the FCC voted to take a significant step in freeing up additional spectrum to meet Americans’ unquenchable thirst for mobile broadband service. A textbook example of a “win-win,” the incentive auction’s historic market-based framework will help ensure that the U.S. continues as the mobile ecosystem’s undisputed global leader. While the details of the […]
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March Open Meeting, I said: “CTIA applauds the Commission for taking action today on two key spectrum items that will expand the availability of spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use, and bring significant benefits to consumers. “The AWS-3 Report and Order will set the stage for the auction of […]
On Tuesday, just two weeks after announcing a channel sharing pilot with Los Angeles broadcast television stations KLCS and KJLA, and just one week after the FCC approved the pilot project, I had the honor of joining the stations in hosting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for a peak of the pilot in action. CTIA believes that channel sharing […]
Following the D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision on Net Neutrality, I said: “While we are still reviewing the text of the opinion, today’s court decision does nothing to temper CTIA members’ long-standing commitment to an open Internet and a vibrant wireless ecosystem because that’s what wireless customers demand. In fact, the United States leads the world […]