Like most wireless executives in this business, I read [Andrew Seybold's] COMMENTARY regularly for its provocative opinions. It’s a good barometer of industry trends.Ed Salas
Verizon Wireless

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Three examples of this are data encryption, the Internet of Things (IoT), and even 5G, meaning the use of small cells to increase network capacity for customers. Each of these was developed way back in the 1990s, centuries ago in wireless time.

The New Hot Technologies – 05.04.2016

The latest “new” free Wi-Fi attempt is in New York City. The New York City project is, yet again, converting the city’s phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots. I say “yet again” because if you google Wi-Fi for ‘NYC Telephone Booths’ you will find news articles spanning a number of years and covering different attempts at the same thing.

Déjà Vu Yet Again? – 01.11.2016

So on the one hand the network operators are saying they need more and more spectrum and on the other it appears they are not being good stewards of the spectrum they have. There is a disconnect between these two for sure.

More Bandwidth Please! – 12.14.2015

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Muni-Wi-Fi Again – 05.18.2016

No matter how many different financial models have been run on spreadsheets, Muni-Wi-Fi has, to my knowledge, never reached even breakeven anywhere—not from city investment, not from selling advertising, and not from any other model that has come and gone. more

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

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Public Safety Advocate – 06.20.2016

Fri Jun 17 12:36:32 2016 We now know who at least two of the FirstNet bidders are. In addition to the announcement by Rivada and […] more

Public Safety Advocate – 06.13.2016

Fri Jun 10 15:08:20 2016 The PSCR Recap, followed by RFP Submission Facts, Fantasies, and Rumors The Public Safety Communications Research Lab (PSCR), which is […] more

Public Safety Advocate – 06.06.2016

Fri Jun 3 11:46:14 2016 Any and all FirstNet RFP responses were to have been submitted by this past Tuesday. However, there seems to be […] more

Andrew Seybold releases FREE downloadable White Paper entitled

Location, Location, Location

The measurements needed to meet the FCC rules will, over time, require the network operator to be able to provide emergency call accuracy within 50 meters (150 feet) horizontally for 80 percent of all emergency calls or alternatively provide a very precise “Dispatchable Location”—an accurate address, floor, and suite/apartment of the caller.