Eric Schmidt’s Spectrum Agenda

The US needs to create a system that keeps spectrum licenses in circulation, like dollars in the economy. Every technical system that uses spectrum today will be obsolete some day.

May 5, 2022 0

Building a Spectrum Pipeline

Evaluation of 20th century radio use cases against 21st century networking needs has to become an ongoing process until all of the spectrum allocations made by fiat are converted to more general uses.

April 22, 2022 0

Survive and Thrive After the 3G Sunset

If you have a car with built-in 3G and no upgrade path consider this is a lesson learned and rely on your smartphone for navigation and SOS.

February 22, 2022 0

The National Technology Innovation Administration

Credit: Wonderful Idea Co.

The only way through our 1,200 year drought is get better at managing and using water than we have been. While RF spectrum isn’t in a similar crisis yet, it’s wise to prepare for an eventuality where demand far outstrips supply. Spectrum, like water, is a finite resource at each point in time even if both are reusable.

February 15, 2022 0

FAA Controversy Sort of Gets a Hearing

It goes without saying that US regulatory performance on the 5G mid-band and aviation is well below the international standard. Dickson was a poor choice when the former president appointed him, and he hasn’t grown into the job. A balanced hearing would show this.

February 2, 2022 0

Radio Amateur Hour

The January 17th letter from FAA via A4A to the White House, the Transportation Secretary, the FCC, and itself exposes aviation’s cluelessness

January 18, 2022 0

Show Your Cards, FAA

Instead of playing this game of media leak-a-thon with secret studies and mystical data, the time has come for the FAA to come clean and show its cards.

December 21, 2021 0

Resolving Spectrum Disputes

Radio risk assessment is a complex, multivariate problem, precisely the kind of thing that territorial political players don’t do well.

December 2, 2021 0

How We Share Spectrum

Cocktail Party

Barring the advent of some new technology that allows you and your neighbors to use the same band at the same time with absolutely no interference, this is all there is. We will have have such a technology someday, but we quite have it yet.  

January 11, 2021 0

Dark Clouds on the Spectrum Horizon

Ditch DoD’s Rivada Plan

November 11, 2020 0