Excellent review of how the wireless industry is heading to a turning point. Your newsletter is one of the few that has thought provoking material and keeps my attention span to the end.
(Frank Marum, TSS Partners)
When anything significant takes place in the industry, Andrew Seybold can be counted on to take a hard look at it and then provide readers with straight answers about the promise, the reality, and the hype. He is the wireless industry’s "man on the street."
When the noise level reaches a fever pitch, look to Andrew Seybold to provide a voice of reason that clarifies complex issues and provides invaluable insight that can be acted upon.
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If voice over 2G and 3G networks is good, and works, and is very low cost for the network operators, why are they all looking toward VoLTE and working as hard as they can to implement it quickly? The answer is that they really want to shut down their 2G systems and then their 3G systems so they can use the 2G spectrum first for LTE and then convert the 3G spectrum to LTE as well. more
I believe that PTT can become more prevalent in the commercial world. It will take some work and some education, but it can be done, and I believe there is a much broader market for PTT than only those who are leaving the world of two-way radio for cellular services. more
The bottom line is still this: If we want expanded cell phone coverage, if we want service where calls are not dropped and data rates don’t slide down to almost nothing due to congestion within a cell sector or a number of cell sectors, more sites will have to be built. more
However, if they use their in-ground and planned fiber along with other assets and make them available, for a fee, to the private sector, there is a good chance that more of us will have access to better broadband services and the city will gain a new source of revenue. more
One of the final questions concerns why TV channels 32-51 were chosen for conversion to broadband service. The answer is really a series of answers... more
It seems to me that “cooperation” should be the watchword of the day instead of “opposition.” To win in the wireless game you have to consider all of the options. With a spectrum shortage looming, this is not the time to fight. It is the time to make friends and form partnerships. more
It appears as though Voice over LTE will become the norm sooner rather than later. Obviously, network operators will have to be careful how they plan to move people. more
There is no one easy fix. Rather, it will take more spectrum, more cell sites, more backhaul, more off-loading of data to Wi-Fi and other local-area technologies, and better behaved applications to help minimize the demand issue. The key word is minimize since there is no “cure” for wireless network overload. more
Home automation has been just around the corner for a very long time now. Over the past twenty years at least a dozen companies have come up with the vision that their operating system will be the one to make this happen. more
It now appears as though Congress will adjourn for the year without passing any spectrum bills. This means that the spectrum the FCC has now that could be auctioned quickly won’t be. It also means that, once again, the Public Safety community is not receiving the spectrum it needs. more