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Obama Employs iPhone App

October 3, 2008 7:49 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Barack Obama’s campaign has developed a new iPhone application that makes use of the iPhone's social networking attributes.

Tower Co-Location Faces Big Changes

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

Seybold’s Take - More, Not Fewer, Towers

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


Broadband Data Bill To Improve Reporting

October 2, 2008 8:12 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The U.S. Congress has passed the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492), which should help the government collect better information

Carnegie Mellon Prof Becomes FCC Chief Tech

October 2, 2008 8:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The FCC is getting a chief technologist. Jon Peha, Ph.D., will serve at chief technologist and as a senior advisor on communications technology

T-Mobile Once Again Fires at M2Z Plan

October 1, 2008 8:11 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

T-Mobile is now speaking out at an increased pace against startup M2Z Networks’ plan to build a nationwide AWS-3 wireless network.

FCC Enacts New D-Block Plan

September 26, 2008 8:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The FCC yesterday officially voted to re-auction the nationwide 700 MHz D-block spectrum at an opening bid of $750 million.

FCC To Vote on D-Block Resurrection Plan

September 25, 2008 8:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

If at first you don’t succeed in selling, cut the price and announce a sale.


Carriers, Local Governments Debate Mobile Taxes

September 19, 2008 8:04 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The CTIA and Verizon Wireless yesterday both reiterated their support for the Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2008

FCC To Try Again For 700 MHz Network

September 8, 2008 7:56 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC later this month may try again to sell its 700 MHz licenses for a national public safety network.

FCC Reconsidering Data Collection Methods

September 5, 2008 7:44 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC today may allow the nation’s largest telecommunications companies to report less data about consumer complaints

Curing the D-Block Blues

August 31, 2008 6:36 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

The FCC’s 700 MHz auction was a big success, no matter how you cut it. It raised a total of $18 billion for 1,090 licenses.

FCC Plans Conclusive AWS Interference Test

August 29, 2008 8:43 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC will test for interference between the Advanced Wireless Service spectrum bands 1 and 3 next week


FCC Formally Slaps Comcast

August 21, 2008 8:09 am | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally published its decision ruling that Comcast was not using reasonable network management techniques

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

August 20, 2008 8:09 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The FCC has provided its rubber stamp OK for the HTC Dream mobile phone, moving Google Android fans one step closer to an actual handset.

Former FCC Commissioner Joins GoAmerica Board

August 11, 2008 8:09 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

GoAmerica, provider of relay and wireless communications and professional interpreter services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled persons.

FCC Scolds Comcast, Implies Wider Impact

August 1, 2008 12:51 pm | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC, said Friday that Comcast, by interrupting and slowing access to the BitTorrent file-sharing system, unduly interfered with and should be punished for secretly impacting which Internet applications work through its cable modems.

Martin's Last Hurrah

July 31, 2008 10:02 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is on record as saying that neither the 700 MHz D Block nor the AWS 2 (2155-2180 MHz) spectrum auctions will happen this year.

State Regulators Formalize Telecom, Wireless Views

July 24, 2008 7:30 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

New resolutions passed yesterday by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) codify the group’s opinions about the state of American telecommunications.

Study: No National Consensus for Broadband Policy

July 23, 2008 7:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

CostQuest Associates released the results of a 50-state survey it conducted in order to better understand the landscape of state policies

Telecoms Ask FCC to Reconsider Free Internet

July 18, 2008 8:19 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

A number of telecom companies met with the FCC this week to ask it to reconsider a spectrum auction in which the winning bidders would have to offer free Internet.

EU Cracks Down on Misleading Mobile Data Websites

July 18, 2008 8:08 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

It seems some Europeans mobile subscribers are getting more than they bargained for when they sign up for ringtones.

China Begins Sweeping Telco Reorganization

July 15, 2008 3:21 pm | by Kevin Wang | Articles | Comments

The China Ministry of Industry and Information (MII), announced a long-awaited restructuring of the fixed and mobile communication carriers in China.

EU Commission to Regulate Data Roaming

July 15, 2008 9:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

EU Telecom Commissioner Viviane Reding, announced plans to introduce regulations for capping text message roaming fees in October.

Senators Praised for Tax Fairness Act

July 15, 2008 8:33 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The tax rate on wireless services is more than twice that of most other goods which are taxed around 7%.

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