It is not necessary to be in the top four device suppliers to make a decent profit in the wireless world. BlackBerry has a good start and its new goal is to capitalize on what it does best: Build best-of-breed, keyboard-centric devices that are on the most secure wireless business platform on the planet.
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2014 Another Great Year for Wireless? – 01.15.2014
The trend for video over wireless is the primary reason for this continued increase in demand, and as more of us own more wirelessly-enabled devices, I don’t see any end in sight. more
Satellite Companies Turned Terrestrial – 08.26.2013
Does anyone remember Teledesic? Founded in the 1990s by Bill Gates, Craig McCaw, Paul Allen, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Teledesic was to launch 840 low-earth orbiting satellites (LEOs) and provide data at the then blazing speed of 720 Kbps down and 100 Kbps up from the ground. more
Wi-Fi Invades the Car? – 04.11.2013
...except for some hotels, I have not been asked to pay for a Wi-Fi connection in the past two years. But that is what Audi and T-Mobile apparently expect us to do. At the time of purchase of the car, you can pay an additional $450 and get 30 months of Wi-Fi in your car, fed by T-Mobile’s 4G network. more
Why the Rush to Voice over LTE? – 01.29.2014
I would like to see everyone back off and wait until several things happen. First, let’s get the network in place for data and video services. Let’s see how much capacity is really needed by Public Safety, especially during incidents. more
FirstNet Brings Changes to Unified Incident Command – 09.25.2013
FirstNet will be the best thing that has happened to Public Safety in years, but it will require some changes in how law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other agencies work together and coordinate at incidents. Don’t wait for FirstNet to come to your area, get a jump on it now and be ready when it is. more
The NPSBN is the most ambitious nationwide network ever undertaken in the United States and it is different from the public commercial networks in many aspects. First and foremost, it must provide the capabilities needed by the Public Safety community, and it must be more reliable. more
|The next session of the Andrew Seybold Wireless University, entitled “Opportunities for LTE in Rural America,” will be held at the Competitive Carriers Association Global Expo on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.
This seminar will offer executives, technologists, and other industry participants an in-depth, up-to-date view of the mobile wireless industry along with a look toward the future.
For more information and to register, visit ccaexpo.org. Register early, space is limited.