All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wireless’
Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on rules, proposed by Chairman Kevin Martin, governing the auction of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum. Trying its best to persuade the commission to endorse neutrality in the airwaves, similar to what many want to happen with the Internet, Google succeeded in getting at least two of its four wishes granted.
As predictable as daylight, AT&T isn’t happy about Google’s plan to bid on the 700MHz wireless spectrum. The telecommunications giant is poised to claw any competition out of the equation, and is hoping its traditional ally, the FCC, will have its back again.
As Google’s ad network gets more efficient and Google controls more bits, almost everything in any commercial market is going to sell something, subsidize another commercial interest, or have ads on it. To appreciate how much this trend will grow, just read the comments on my post about using custom search engines.
The tension must be palpable in the lobbies of Capitol Hill. Just as Verizon was pleading its closed network case to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Open Internet Coalition took a whole band of experts to House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.
One down, four to go. That’s the count supporters of open airwaves and neutral networks are holding up as Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein publicly voices his support for requiring winners of the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction to keep a chunk of it open to competition.
Former Presidential candidate and Massachusetts senator John Kerry weighed in on the upcoming 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction, asking the Federal Communications Commission not to close off bidding to incumbent telecommunication and cable companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast.
People are keeping their cell phones longer. The average amount of time a person owns a cell phone has increased by 5 percent since fall of 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 U.S. Wireless Mobile Phone Evaluation Study.
The study found that people are keeping their mobile handsets for an average of 17.5 months, which is an increase from 16.6 since November of 2006. The increase in ownership is about equal among major hand set brands.
Usually, when I go home for the day, I unplug. Unplugging means not even jacked in wirelessly: cell phone is off; computer (if I can help it) is off; laptop is off. The same goes for the weekend; if you want to get a hold of me, it can wait until Monday. Home is home, work is work, and I’m quite strict about their separation.
The battleground for the third screen continues as NBC Universal and MobiTV team up to offer on-demand programming to wireless customers. Users will be able to take in shows featured on NBC, USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, Telemundo and other NBCU properties as well.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently conducted a study gauging the increasing prevalence of wireless connectivity among Internet users as a whole.
According to the findings of the report, nearly 34% of Internet users have logged onto the Internet using a wireless connection either around the house, at their workplace, or some place else.
This means that one-third of Internet users, making use of laptops or other mobile devices have surfed the Internet or checked email by means of a WiFi connection or a cell phone network.
When you buy wireless equipment, you want to make sure that everything you buy will work in your house with the computer(s) you already have and over the distances required.
Symbol Technologies has plans for the alphabet soup of wireless formats: mix them all together with Wireless Next Generation (Wi-NG), an RF switching architecture that enables the consolidation of WiFi, RFID, VoWLAN (Voice over Wireless LAN), mesh and WiMAX networks.
One day, my pie in the sky will be crumbs on a plate. Full-bellied, my GoogleNet wireless connection will intuitively retrieve an ad for Alka-Seltzer; the bubbly concoction plop-plop fizz-fizzes with tiny executive voices admitting in fizzy whispers, “yes, Jason, Google’s full of it.”
Most people forget about backing up, securing their networks, yadayada… for my home network I’m using the McAfee suite… overall it’s quite suitable although there are a few quirky things that happen occasionally (i.e.. anti virus protection disabling itself…)
Because nobody wants to compromise the integrity of their network by having some hacker “borrow” your bandwidth or gain access and start snooping around you need to lock down your network.
Joe Digital carries a sack full of chargers for his phone, PDA, MP3 Player, his digital camera, and his electric shaver. Joe Digital hasn’t heard of Splashpower’s latest revelation at the Ceatec consumer electronics expo in Tokyo, which is geared to lighten his burden though a one-stop electromagnetic wireless charger.
Municipal wireless networks are expected to spring up en masse over the next three years with US cities expected to spend up to $700 million setting them up, according to Om Malik and friend Esme Vos, who provides the details after speaking with officials in the public and private sectors.
Research and Markets has released a new report capturing the dynamics of wireless product usage in homes by consumers in the United States.
Wireless customers in Florida whose service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina are not totally out of luck. Verizon Wireless has dispatched network technician teams in the areas that were hit the hardest.
Philadelphia joins the list of the latest municipalities looking to install a city-wide wireless network. As HP and Earthlink place their bids for the project, regional ISPs are crying foul for understandable fears that tax-supported wireless networks will drive them out of business.
Helped by its acquisition of JP Mobile, Good Technology will work on extending its Exchange support to Domino and Groupwise.
Peer to peer pioneer Napster and wireless wizard Ericsson announced plans to develop a wireless downloading service. The plan is to integrate Ericsson’s digital music service and Napster’s digital download expertise into a strong plan for wireless users.
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson announced their new players in the phone market with 5 phone products, including a new 3G phone and they have a wide variety of features to peruse, play with and pay for. No price points were mentioned but one could assume prices would be competitive with similar offerings from companies like Nokia.
Verizon announced their wireless services are ready for the 2005 hurricane season. Verizon was quite pleased with the way their system performed during last years catastrophic hurricane season sighting a 96% call success rate in some areas just hours after the Francis gave a fair attempt at drowning the entire state of Florida.
The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) was awarded the basic patent in 1996.