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

Opening up the 5G Radio Access Network

Coalition members are engaged in some exciting demonstrations and some real network builds, especially Rakuten and Reliance Jio. Rakuten is building a new nationwide 4G/5G network in Japan, and Reliance Jio, creator of the world’s largest mobile network, is blanketing India with 5G.

July 16, 2020 0

Attack of the 5G Truthers!

Given that safety is not a real problem, or at the very least not something city councils need to worry about, a coherent focus on aesthetics and speedy deployment best serves the public interest.

June 29, 2020 0

Winning the 5G Prize

While the US is in a comfortable international position with 5G at the moment, we could run into problems down the road.

June 24, 2020 0

Siting Small Cells in a Time of Tech Hesitancy

We also need to get better – a lot better – at communicating our aspirations and motives for creating new technology. 5G is an a chaotic state in many jurisdictions these days because we’ve failed to communicate the benefits and to bring the public along with us.

February 27, 2020 0

Local Muni Broadband Measure Squeaking By

Contrary to popular myth, Colorado is not witnessing a taxpayer revolt against commercial broadband. A number of cities and counties has seized the authority from the state to build broadband networks through regular election ballot measures, but few have proceeded to build anything.

November 7, 2019 0

The Consequences of Russian Misinformation

Conspiracy nuts are drawn into an irrational world where normal behavior is to do irrational things. Conspiracy theories undermine confidence in institutions and conspiratorial reasoning also undermines institutions in their own right. We need to break out of this cycle. 

May 17, 2019 0

Huawei in a White Box: Podcast

While first-wave 5G small cells will rely on specialized switches, the second wave will use generic hardware and open source software. When the second wave hits the streets, the fears about the Chinese government taking over an import part of the telecom sector will become moot. 

May 9, 2019 0

Putting Huawei in a (White) Box

There are issues that warrant special attention in the networking standards bodies (3GPP and IETF in particular) but this is nothing new. If the government can get off its Huawei kick and support OCP we’ll all be better off in the long run.

May 1, 2019 0

America’s 5G Plan Takes Shape

After months of speculation on the nature of the nation’s plan for the implementation of 5G, the White House has finally raised the curtain on some crucial details at a…

April 12, 2019 0