FCC to move on 5 GHz, but no faster nor further than NTIA

At its February 20 meeting, the FCC will likely adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as a first step toward increasing the amount of spectrum available in the 5 GHz…

February 19, 2013 0

A crucial engineering fact I’m not hearing from municipal TV white space proponents

Here it is: At 600 MHz, interference travels farther than it does at higher frequencies, all else equal. The corollary to this, which you hear much more often from white…

February 11, 2013 0

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection from 215 applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during October, November, and December 2011. These are related to AM broadcasting, FM broadcasting,…

February 8, 2012 0

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection from 173 applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during August and September 2011. These are related to long-range low-frequency radar, amateur radio,…

November 7, 2011 0

Filling the Spectrum Pipeline

In my last post I looked at how the U.S. is behind some other countries in having new mobile broadband spectrum in the pipeline, according to a tally prepared by…

September 8, 2011 0

CTIA’s International Case for More Spectrum

In a recent blog post, CTIA compares some measures of the U.S. wireless industry to those in nine other countries. The purpose is two-fold; to show the U.S. is a…

September 1, 2011 15

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during June and July 2011. These are related to AM broadcasting, cognitive radio, land vehicle…

August 28, 2011 0

FCC Gets Some Consensus in Wireless Booster Proceeding

Comments are in on the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT Docket No. 10-4 to create new technical, operational, and coordination rules for wireless signal boosters in various services….

July 28, 2011 3

Experimental Radio Applications at the FCC

This summarizes a selection of applications for the Experimental Radio Service received by the FCC during April and May 2011. These are related to TV white space, electromagnetic compatibility testing,…

June 14, 2011 0

Spectrum, Data, Capacity, and PR

A couple of days ago the Mobile Future coalition posted a short video on YouTube advocating the allocation of more spectrum to mobile broadband. As evidence of the need, it…

May 19, 2011 4