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Tower Co-Location Faces Big Changes

October 2, 2008 9:50 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

Until the 1990s, an operator could install a wireless tower almost wherever it pleased and with minimal objection from local communities. It didn’t take many towers to support an entire region because there weren’t many customers in the first place and most of the data was simple voice.

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Seybold’s Take - More, Not Fewer, Towers

October 2, 2008 9:42 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

In the next few years, the demands for tower space and new cell sites will reach an all-time high. There are new build-outs required for Clearwire/Sprint, for AWS spectrum owners including T-Mobile and a number of cable operators.

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OPINION - Reaching into WiMAX’s Pocket

October 2, 2008 2:15 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | Comments

This week’s WiMAX World wasn’t exactly the all-out enthusiastic trade event you might expect from a technology that launched its first commercial U.S. mobile network the day before the show doors opened.

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Opinion - Sipping the Kool-Aid, in Moderation

October 1, 2008 9:52 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

CHICAGO—Just like Clearwire shows in its video demos, you can ride in the back seat of a moving vehicle and watch a Disney flick or do practically anything you might traditionally do at your desktop PC.

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October Supplement: 25th Anniversary of Wireless

October 1, 2008 7:26 pm | Comments

Wireless Week's 25th Anniversary of Wireless - No map. No road. Just an entrepreneurial spirit and a belief in the anytime, anywhere concept.

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Up Front - The Road Less Traveled

October 1, 2008 6:57 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

A quarter of a century ago, a fledgling industry took its first tentative steps on an unfamiliar path when it made the initial cellular phone call in Chicago.

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Cold Chicago Day Becomes Bright Cellular Future

October 1, 2008 6:51 pm | by Brad Smith | Comments

It was a cold October day at Chicago’s Soldier Field but the sky was cobalt blue. The dignitaries wore their wool topcoats against the chilly wind that made the temperature feel like freezing. And Scott Erickson remembers the car wouldn’t start.

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The WIP Race

October 1, 2008 6:46 pm | by Keith Radousky | Comments

Ameritech launched the first commercial cellular network on Oct. 13, 1983, with much fanfare at Soldier Field in Chicago. New customers began signing up by the thousands despite the near $3,000 price tag and subscription fee of $50 per month and 50 cents per minute of airtime.

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Commercial Cellular Found Its Way

October 1, 2008 6:39 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

You might say the U.S. commercial cellular industry started when Ameritech executive Bob Barnett, in a car parked outside Soldier Field in Chicago, made that first commercial cellular phone call on Oct. 13, 1983, to a descendant of Alexander Graham Bell in Berlin.

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From Bricks to Gadgets

October 1, 2008 6:29 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

Ever since commercial cellular service came to the United States in 1983, the phones we carry keep getting smaller and more sophisticated.

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Opinion: Xohm Launch Focuses WiMAX World

September 30, 2008 7:40 pm | by Brad Smith | Comments

The big WiMAX World show is under way in McCormick Place this week, but the big WiMAX news isn’t. The big news, which is referenced in many of the sessions here, is the launch of Sprint’s Xohm network in Baltimore.

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Maximize WiMAX Devices with Today’s Mobile Standards

September 30, 2008 6:59 pm | by Lori Sylvia | Comments

Mobile WiMAX networks, will provide cellular-like access networks for fixed, pedestrian and vehicular subscribers.

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Are We Ready for 4G

September 23, 2008 7:16 am | by Amit Malhotra | Comments

Industry buzz about wireless networking is dominated by discussion of 4G – primarily LTE and WiMAX.

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Keeping Wireless Investments Hot In a Cold Economy

September 16, 2008 3:13 pm | by Tim Danford | Comments

The mobile and wireless industry is one of the most interesting and prominent growth areas in technology today, especially for investors.

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Who Are You Going to Call?

September 3, 2008 6:05 pm | by Mohan Sadashiva | Comments

The data on a consumer’s mobile phone, which previously used to be just contacts, now includes calendars, tasks, pictures

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