The Defense Department's plan to exit the 1755-1780 megahertz band won the approval of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Nov. 25.
National roaming could provide one solution to severe mobile network outages that can threaten European security and resilience, says a new report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.
States need to plan ahead for how they will leverage existing assets and need assurance from the First Responders Network Authority board in the form of a long-term business plan, said Stu Davis, Ohio's chief information officer. "The questions that we get when we go out and do the outreach components within Ohio all come back to, 'what's the cost?'" said Davis.
The White House supports a letter to the Federal Communications Commission from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division saying that the FCC should consider imposing caps on the two largest carriers' participation in an upcoming spectrum auction should the agency determine they could gain an unfair market advantage.
The First Responders Network Authority board, the group tasked with standing up a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network, is about to get some more attention—and it might not be the good type.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would reduce its overall revenue without a clear benefit, a whitepaper from the Federal Communications Commission's former chief economist says.
Increased access to unlicensed spectrum in the 5 gigahertz spectrum band could accelerate Wi-Fi speeds, increase capacity and reduce hotspot congestion, said Julius Knapp, chief of the office of engineering and technology at the Federal Communications Commission. Knapp spoke Nov. 13 during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology.
A new app that the Federal Communications Commission plans to use to measure wireless broadband service is set to be unveiled Nov. 14.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would hurt consumers and the government without boosting competition enough to justify its drawbacks, says a whitepaper by a former Federal Communications Commission official.
"Instead of having to physically attend work, banks, post offices or clinics, mobile phones now act as a gateway to money and communication services, as well as the online world of content," it says.