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Regulatory 2.0 to be Streamed on Friday February 4, sign up now

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Open Letter to Congress (and Anyone Else)

Dear Senator/Congressman As you are aware the role of the FCC and the goal of providing a National Broadband Policy is very much in question and requires you guidance.  We believe the old models need to be rethought and we...

Sprint Displays Some Benevolent Behavior

A big player in both the cell carrier and wireless broadband arenas, Sprint has been doing assorted charity work in some of the more vital U.S. markets. In the past week alone, two press releases have been issued regarding Sprint's philanthropy. If analyzed acutely, there may be some clues in the patterns of Sprint's contributions to local charities.

Clearwire Saved by LTE? Its not the Technology its the Spectrum.

Don't let the Technocrats confuse the issue,. The story is still about Internet Access and in the wireless world this means SPECTRUM.

What Is and Isn't under the FCC Jurisdiction

Can the Enhanced Service Provider exemption stay in place?On the Google Policy Blog Rick Whitt responds to the FCC letter from ATT regarding Google Voice.  It is very pertinent to the discussion we are having on the Calliflower call tomorrow...

How Close is the Future: Verizon

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article about the deals Ivan Seidenberg has made as the head of Verizon, while the deals have been great for the corporate coffers, the stockholders and the buyers of the assets of Idearc, FarPoint...

If ATT has Apple, and Sprint has PalmPre, VZ & RIM

The Key to the Future is the Internet.

Verizon Developer Community Conference

I am in San Jose for the Verizon Developer Community Conference,  It should be an interesting an event, they have brought their execs here to speak to folks in California.  One thing I expect to here is the need for...

Ericsson Powers US Up During the Low Down

The Wall Street Journal has it right in pointing out that Ericsson has positioned itself well in the US Market.  The acquistion of the Nortel assets, its selection by Verizon as an LTE supplier and its deal with managing Sprint's...

Now That CDMA is in the Ericsson Portfolio of Patents?

Very different press about Ericsson being acquired by Nortel, then when Nokia Siemens Networks "won" the bid a month ago.NSN was talking integration, had customers talking about synergies of support and you got the general sense that the deal was...

Review of the Clearwire Guerrila Marketing Campaign

It's not a phone, it's the Internet.I went to Las Vegas to attend the market launch by Clearwire. The launch is reaching out to a population of 1.7 Million in a 638 mile area.  The launch today continues the road...

Devices What Catches your Eye!

I walked over to Best Buy with Rich Tehrani, as a result of the 99 cent promo for a Compaq netbook with Sprint service.  Counting the floor model which had to be initialized while we talked, they had 2 in...

Scenario Planning; If You Build It Will They Come?

"A sales guy is usually the last guy to call a downturn", is the quote from Dave Vellequette of JDS Uniphase in today's Journal as they discuss the value of scenario planning in a recession.I think all the carriers are...

Wireless Termination: Neutral Tandem

Investor's Daily did talked about Neutral Tandem today.The article was interesting because their biggest customers are the wireless carriers that are not affiliated with the ILEC (is that term getting old and I should just say ATT & Verizon?).  So...

The Death of the Cassette: Anthony Robbins

My TV keeps me company in my late hour work and my hotel rooms.  Often I wake up to the infomercial dujour.  Anthony Robbins is on a lot these days with a 19.95 offer.  I have been trying to understand...

The Dead Zone: The realities of Coverage

While roaming the Internet, looking for things to make my Blogging more interesting to you the reader, I came upon Jeff Cohn's Coverage maps.  I am sure you have seen the Verizon Dead Zone commercials.  Looking at Jeff's maps you...

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...

Best Buy Gets Smart about Mobile

Yesterday, Scott and I were busy traveling to meetings in the city with companies in three separate sections of town.  At one point we past the Best Buy Mobile store at Union Square.  I wanted to jump in, but we...

The Emphasis on the Wrong Syllable Bankrupt Nortel sheds WiMAX

I don't think this would be a sign of WiMAX's apocalypse. I instead see this as a prudent move on Nortel's part to emphasis the pieces of the solutions they own.

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...

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...

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...

Verizon Ups the Ante and then Blinks

Last week the news was all about Clearwire and the $3.2B spend on WiMAX with perhaps some LTE in the future, this week Verizon trumped the spend with over $9B being spent to accelerate their LTE rollout to some area...

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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