Category: Spectrum

Whitespaces for everyone!

I am on a tight deadline today so its a rip and run post, but yea, the FCC approves the Whitespaces spectrum. From Gigaom: “This is the first distribution of unlicensed spectrum in 25 years, and follows the release of…

Sprint and GridNet: US Smart Grid

Sprint and GridNet have teamed up to provide nationwide wireless connectivity for smart meters and routers on Sprint’s 4G network. GridNet describes its unique market positions as follows: Universal Management — first Utility NOC Network Management System to manage all…

FCC White Spaces vote

The FCC is set to vote on the White Spaces spectrum on September 22nd. The White Space is the spectrum buffer in between TV signals that ensures channels do not interfere with each other. As you might expect local broadcasters…

Mobile Venture Capital

A new report on GigaomPro (subscription required) looks at the venture capital environment for mobile and wireless companies. This first chart shows the total VC investing from Q3 09 to Q2 10. The report cites two main factors that are…

Apple, NFC and DASH7

Apple’s recent hire of a long time NFC expert could signal that wireless mobile payments are going to get another try.  I have been writing about NFC since 2005 so I am not going to get too excited yet.  Many…