Dark Clouds on the Spectrum Horizon

Ditch DoD’s Rivada Plan

November 11, 2020 0

Sharing Federal Spectrum by Contract

Applications that can’t be supported by LTE and its progeny probably can be supported by a small number of alternative technologies that have commercial applications. So sharing by contract should be the default mode.

December 6, 2018 0

MOBILE Now: All the Spectrum We’ll Ever Need?

Mobile networks will be in good shape for spectrum for the foreseeable future if Senators John Thune (R, S. Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D, Florida) pass their MOBILE Now Act…

February 18, 2016 0

What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and unlicensed spectrum?

Ask the Engineer: What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and unlicensed spectrum? Answer: Wi-Fi is a particular service that uses unlicensed spectrum, but there are others as well. As the FCC…

March 17, 2015 0

Isenberg Defends “Infinite Spectrum Capacity” Claims

Writing on his blog, David S. Isenberg defends the claims he made to New York Times reporter Brian X. Chen on infinite spectrum: The pervasive misunderstanding of how we use…

May 1, 2012 3

Unfit to Print

Spectrum policy is one of the most difficult policy issues that Congress has to deal with, and for that reason the Communications Act of 1934 established the FCC as a…

April 24, 2012 1

The Spectrum Challenge

Imagine you’re a regulator and your job is to find some space in the spectrum map to meet the demand for mobile broadband. Here’s a close approximation of the existing…

March 5, 2011 2