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LA the Other California

We have arrived in LA and the difference between movies and computers is an interesting one.  Content may be king in LA but apps are the story after Mobilize.It's fitting that we are producing our version of the blend with...

A New Series of Posts

We are getting close to 4GWE and I am off to LA next week for other reasons, so I am looking forward to scoping out the place in advance.  I am trying to minimize my impact on the time, buy...

Brough Stops the Show

We have been buzzing around the discussion of WiFi that Brough Turner shared with us at the 4GWE.  Wi-Fi Opportunities In A 4G WorldView more presentations from Brough Turner. Suzanne Bowen's interview is a good commentary to go with the...

Testing a Big Question for 'Open' 4G Devices

There was a little cold-water type reality splashed on the audience at the morning panels here Thursday at the 4GWE conference, specifically around the notion of 4G network and device testing -- a relatively non-sexy topic that may nevertheless slow down...

Liveblogging -- Femtocell Session

There's an overflow crowd here at the 4GWE session on femtocells, so I'll try some liveblogging to keep you in the flow of the discussion if you're not here in the room with us. Keep refreshing this post, we are...

Developers Have the Upper Hand in 4G Apps Ecosystem

Two afternoon panels Tuesday at the 4GWE conference here in Los Angeles made it clear that software developers, and not carriers, will drive innovation when it comes to 4G wireless applications of the future. The big, unanswered question is if,...

Voice on 4G? Inevitable... But Not Anytime Soon

With back to back sessions this afternoon at the 4GWE Conference, it's tough to cram all this great info into short blog posts (but of course that won't stop us from trying). In a panel this afternoon about Giving Voice...

Does your 4G Device Communicate of Compute?

Does your 4G Device Communicate or Compute?(4G2-02) Tuesday - 09/01/09,  10:30-11:45amCell phones provide texting, email, browsing and picture taking capabilities. Many consumers think of their phone as a computer while the computer manufacturers see computing opportunities for mobile internet devices....

4GWE: Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices

Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices(4G2-01) Tuesday - 09/01/09,  9:00-10:15amMobile Internet Devices will enable exciting new applications for the broadband consumer. How will smartphones and netbooks change the way we work and play. What are the major differences between these...

Skype Sale has 4GWE Buzzing

Talk about a wake-up call -- as folks file in for today's 4G Wireless Evolution conference here in Los Angeles, everyone is talking about the sale of Skype to some Silicon Valley private investors at a valuation of $2.75 billion.Though...

Will 'Portability' Lure Businesses to WiMAX?

When WiMAX providers talk about the technology's attributes, cellular-like mobility is usually near the top of the list. But for many business users WiMAX's simple portability -- the ability to pick up and move your broadband connection -- may prove...

Are you Looking for Working? Can you help with BTOP?

I volunteered to help the NTIA with its broadband Stimulus evaluation, but before I get a chance to look at them, three of 4GWE speakers are working with various states for build out strategies.  One of them told me he...

Natural Selection and Evolutionary Process

Investor's Daily has a nice article on how wireless operators in the US have hit the saturation point.  While I keep trying to talk about nothing but the broadband wireless network of the future, consumers are selecting an alternative direction....

Wireless Backhaul is Fiber?

Our pal Gary Kim highlighted up the In-Stat report on Wireless Backhaul.  Its an interesting report and helps to show some segmentation in the marketplace.  For Verizon the LTE build out has them moving as much as possible to fiber...

This is ARMless: Nokia & Intel

In case you missed it yesterday, the great news was that Intel and Nokia started up their working together again.Why do I like this?  While I covet an N97 (or even a refurbished N95), my favorite Nokia device was the...

Pareto Principle: Alvarion does not need Nortel

Am I reading this right?  Nortel contributed about 10% of the WiMAX sales?On a pareto principle view point, this was a good move for Nortel, and not much of a problem for Alvarion.Should be fun part of the discusssion during...

Day 3: The Application Imperative

Day 3:  The Applications ImperativeI have heard it said that the message is the media!  So it's fitting that we will look into the importance of video to kick off the final day of the 4GWE Conference.  "TV Dichotomy, Over...

Day 2 Architecture and Standards

Our Friends at Cisco love standards so much they adopt them all!  And contrary to popular belief that 4G will be a mass migration, I expect it will be adoption and adaptation of what standards fit best.  I think the...

Day 1: 4GWE Preview

Next week at this time, the discussions will be about the future of policy and protocols in wireless communications.Here is a preview of Monday's sessionsFanny Mlinarsky and Brough Turner will start our morning off with a historical discussion about the...

A Billion Here, a Billion there...

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. Attributed to Senator Dirksen  is a great quote for today now that we know that Microsoft has pulled out its investment in Comcast which has yielded...

WhiteSpace LandGrab

When Google's Rick Whitt said that Whitespace is "WiFi on steroids" he may have been more prophetic than he realized. Following the FCC's approval of the use of Whitespace,  the debate over what standards should be developed and applied to...

Is Evolution just a slower form of Revolution?

Today's Wall Street Journal warns about the issues facing Clearwire in building out there nationwide network.  The question of their readily available of $3.2B capital and whether they will need to put in two or three more times that to...

It Looks Good on PAPR.

Why did ATT commit to Verizon choose to use LTE for new nationwide 700 Mhz spectrum?  The answer is peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR), which is a measurement of a waveform, calculated from the peak amplitude of the waveform divided by...
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