The “father of the cellular phone,” Marty Cooper takes us back to 1973 when he and his team of engineers at Motorola developed the DynaTAC, & shares the story of placing the world’s first portable cell phone call to his rival at Bell Laboratories to tell him
The future is full of fantastic promise for m:commerce, but what's it going to take to really ignite this capability. CTIA WIRELESS 2008® educational session moderator Karen Webster talks about the obstacles, challenges, and long-term prospects for success.
CEO for Centennial Communications Corp., Michael Small, and CTIA VP for State and External Affairs, Dane Snowden, discuss relevant hot button issues in the wireless industry and which policies they think will best spur continued growth, innovation and evoluti
In a society where consumers regularly bring their devices across state and national boundaries, we ask Wisconsin State Representative Phil Montgomery what role states should play in regulating modern wireless services.
No matter how many different financial models have been run on spreadsheets, Muni-Wi-Fi has, to my knowledge, never reached even breakeven anywhere—not from city investment, not from selling advertising, and not from any other model that has come and gone.
Does anyone remember Teledesic? Founded in the 1990s by Bill Gates, Craig McCaw, Paul Allen, and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Teledesic was to launch 840 low-earth orbiting satellites (LEOs) and provide data at the then blazing speed of 720 Kbps down and 100 Kbps up from the ground.
...except for some hotels, I have not been asked to pay for a Wi-Fi connection in the past two years. But that is what Audi and T-Mobile apparently expect us to do. At the time of purchase of the car, you can pay an additional $450 and get 30 months of Wi-Fi in your car, fed by T-Mobile’s 4G network.
It should be interesting to put together our session for the Mobile World Congress. We will have access to the GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence group, which has great stats and numbers, and we will be comparing and contrasting them to what is occurring in North America.
The business process started with the network and then events fed into the billing-to-cash process. In that old-fashioned world, the billing process was an excellent audit platform and one of the key revenue assurance tools at an operator’s disposal.
Is the United States about to lose the race to widespread 5G availability? While the U.S. has been conducting the most complicated spectrum experiment in human history, namely Citizens Broadband Radio Service with its three tiers of users and various other complications, other countries are taking a simpler, more traditional view of midband spectrum. The FCC […]
After 14 iterations, T-Mobile can no longer call its “Un-carrier” events unusual. And after upending so many aspects of wireless service in past such announcements, the odds of a groundbreaking shift in its offerings get increasingly unlikely. So what will the company do for the “Un-carrier Next” event that starts Wednesday at 8 a.m. Pacific?
The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) applauded the FCC for its proposal to free up spectrum in the 2.5 GHz frequency band for commercial broadband services in rural areas. Much of the unused spectrum is found in areas where broadband access is limited. WISPA says wireless ISPs could use that spectrum to launch networks to provide broad […]
Just weeks after the company raised $100 million in new funding, Starry revealed it plans to expand its service to a handful of previously unannounced new markets including Memphis, Tennessee; Phoenix; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Portland, Oregon.
From AnnArbor.com “A connected vehicle research center is planned for the former Willow Run GM Powertrain plant in Ypsilanti Township, officials announced Thursday morning. “A test track for connected vehicles and R&D facility are in the works following the demolition of the 4.6 million square foot plant. “Walbridge Development LLC will buy the majority […]
From WHYY Newsworks “In February 2012 in Chesterfield, N.J., a school bus was T-boned by a speeding dump truck. The crash killed an 11-year-old girl.” “The subsequent investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found plenty of human error. “But in her recent closing remarks on the Chesterfield crash, NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman was cle […]
From Philly.com “On Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it “could be at the verge” of a breakthrough in such technology to allow vehicles to communicate with each other and “transform the nation’s surface transportation safety, mobility and environmental performance.” “The NHTSA has just completed a yearlong test in Ann Arbor, M […]
From Detroit Free Press “Honda held demonstrations in Detroit today of experimental safety technology designed to prevent its vehicles from colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians and motorcycles. “Embedded computer chips on vehicles, in motorcycles and in a pedestrian’s cell phone can communicate their respective whereabouts and detect if they are on a c […]
From The Detroit News “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending a pilot project in Ann Arbor on connected vehicles by another six months, but said it won’t change its timetable for deciding whether to move forward with the new technology. “The project was initially supposed to last a year when it was kicked … Continue reading » […]
Ford—one of the automakers competing in China’s huge car market—is now making a bid to provide China’s leading software infrastructure hub dedicated to streamlining transportation by connecting cars and riders with mobility services. Ford’s recently acquired unit Autonomic, which co-created the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), inked a deal Tu […]
[Update, 2:02 p.m., see below.] Jen Baird, a serial entrepreneur who has led several Michigan-based healthcare technology startups, is back at it with Fifth Eye, an Ann Arbor, MI-based company developing software that performs analytics on patient data. Investors so far like what they see in the young venture: Fifth Eye has just raised $2.3 million […]