Following quickly (in bureaucratic terms) on the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to lift most of its restrictions on the use of mobile devices on airplanes, the Federal Communications Commission has put the issue of ending the ban on mobile phone use on planes on its December meeting agenda.
IT behemoth Cisco and automaker giant Toyota are locked in a struggle over a chunk of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz band. Cisco wants it for Wi-Fi, Toyota for auto safety technology. While there are strong arguments on both sides, it seems to me that the interference issue has to be studied by the FCC very closely because lives would be at stake.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to auction 10 megahertz of spectrum in the H block to wireless carriers for mobile broadband services on Jan. 14, the agency announced Friday.
The global land mobile radio system market is forecast by TechNavio to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7 percent through 2016.
Amazon reportedly has tested a new Wi-Fi network using spectrum held by satellite communications firm Globalstar, Bloomberg reports.
Police have slapped a truck driver with a fine of almost $32,000 after he was caught using a GPS jammer in his vehicle when visiting Newark, New Jersey's Liberty International Airport.
Brace yourself. Cisco Systems says we'll be facing a nationwide airwave shortage by the end of the year that will affect mobile devices, including cellular phones and tablets. The good news is the FCC is looking at several ways to address the problem.
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday cleared both Softbank's acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint for $21.6 billion and Sprint's purchase of the remaining shares of Clearwire for $5 per share, which would value the firm at $14 billion.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking over responsibility for compiling and maintaining the National Broadband Map from the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the FCC announced on Thursday.
Softbank, Sprint and Dish Networks are locked in a battle royal over ownership of the third largest U.S. wireless carrier and its affiliate, Clearwire.