The New FCC Chairman

By:  Virginia Butala

We congratulate Tom Wheeler on his FCC nomination.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, Smartcomm, FCC, net neutrality, cellular, spectrum,

Happy 40th Birthday, Cell Phone

By:  Virginia Butala

We pause today on the 40th anniversary of the first cellular telephone call ever placed and congratulate Mr. Cooper on being awarded the 2013 Marconi Prize for his revolutionary contribution to wireless telecommunications.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, cellular,

FCC Releases White Paper On Mobile Broadband Spectrum Challenges

By:  Virginia Butala

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission published a White Paper on February 26, 2013 addressing the challenges facing the United States and many other countries as they try to keep up with mobile broadband demand.  The paper primarily outlined the opportunities and challenges in freeing up both licensed and unlicensed spectrum for mobile broadband.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, LTE 4G, spectrum capacity, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, FCC, smartphones, net neutrality, incentive auctions, cellular, spectrum,

The Internet will be 4x as Large in 4 years

By:  Smartcomm

Cisco released its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast 2011-2016 last week. We took a look at video streaming highlights and predictions in a recent blog, as video streaming is one of the factors driving significant mobile traffic growth. But what are some of the other factors?  After all, annual global IP traffic is said to reach 1.3 zettabyes per year by 2016! That's over a trillion gigabytes.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, zettabyte,

Smartcomm at CTIA Day 2, Part 2

By:  Smartcomm

The 2012 International CTIA Conference was held in New Orleans this year, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. With over 300,000 square feet of exhibit space, walking the floor was a bit intimidating, but there was a lot to see!

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, LTE 4G, Smartcomm, tablets, CTIA,

A Gathering of Industry Experts at CTIA

By:  Smartcomm

One of the industry's biggest gatherings took place this week in New Orleans, LA at the 2012 CTIA International Conference.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, LTE 4G, spectrum capacity, Smartcomm, CTIA, spectrum,

Spectrum to the Rescue for Competing Conglomerates

By:  Smartcomm

What do the top telecom giants AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have in common? They all need to boost the capacity of their networks to meet the increasing mobile data and streaming video demand. In order to reach their goal, they are on the hunt for the untouchable finite resource we all know as spectrum.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, Sprint LTE 4G, LTE 4G, AT&T/T-Mobile, spectrum capacity, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, FCC, LIghtSquared, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, spectrum, AT&T,

Smartphone Penetration in US Market

By:  Smartcomm

In my last blog, I summarized some key points Director of Digital at Nielsen made about how smartphone usage growth and the presence of mobile social media will impact television broadcasters and advertisers. This blog will focus on the actual growth of smartphones in the US market.

Full Story

2 comments Category:Wireless Communications, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, iPhone, smartphones,

Smartphones and Mobile Devices Continue to Soar

By:  Smartcomm

Adam Ostrow, the executive editor of Mashable interviews Jonathon Carson, the CEO of Digital at Nielsen, at the recent South by Southwest Conference. The two discuss the growth of mobile devices and how it is affecting social media and television habits.

Full Story

1 CommentCategory:Wireless Communications, mobile broadband, Smartcomm, Social Media, Apps,

Happy Birthday to Heinrich Rudolph Hertz

By:  Smartcomm

It is exciting to see today's Google Doodle honoring the man whose name we hear at Smartcomm every day: Hertz.

Heinrich Rudolph Hertz was a German physicist who took James Clerk Maxwell's theory of the electromagnetic field and expanded it in order to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves.

Full Story

Leave CommentCategory:Smartcomm, Google,
Archives
Share This Page