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.

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With data traffic reportedly doubling on an annual basis, the demand for spectrum is expected to exceed supply in some U.S. markets starting this year.

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Julius Genachowski: A Great FCC Chairman

By:  Shannon Downs

A veteran commission aide with a strong focus on mobile broadband, Smartcomm has always felt that the President made a great choice with Genachowski.

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The FCC’s Drive For More Spectrum

By:  Smartcomm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it will be seeking to add more bandwidth available for mobile broadband thereby increasing the spectrum space that is currently being offered to carriers by 2015.

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Sprint iDEN Replacement Hits Million Customer Mark

By:  Smartcomm

Sprint in a September announcement declared that its push-to-talk service that is replacing its iDEN network has reached more than 1 million customers.

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Global Data Traffic to grow 16 times by 2017

By:  Smartcomm

A market strategy consulting firm focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry, iGR, conducted a new study on mobile data traffic to help forecast where traffic will be in the next few years.

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LTE Network Growth

By:  Smartcomm

A new report from Mobidata and Informa Telecoms and Media explains that LTE adoption is enabling smartphone owners to use high-volume applications on LTE networks instead of being restricted to Wi-Fi. The rapid growth of LTE deployment as well as 4G enabled devices is creating a surge in data usage.

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Data Usage Continues to Increase

By:  Smartcomm

Chetan Sharma Consulting recently published a new report regarding the US Mobile Data market as of the second quarter of 2012. To summarize, the following was noted:

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FCC Expected to Approve Verizon/SpectrumCo Deal

By:  Smartcomm

As blogged about in the past, Verizon Wireless has been trying to purchase AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies, awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). According to the Wall Street Journal, the deal is headed for approval in the next few weeks, after all parties agree to satisfy antitrust concerns.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently added two new Commissioners: Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, to complete its five Commissioner team.

In his speech given at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, on July 18, new Commissioner Pai focused on the best ways for the Commission to advance technological investment and innovation, as well as create jobs to improve America's economy.

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