Friday, 27 July 2007

Wireless spectrum auction presents unique opportunity, says FCC’s Martin

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon finalize its rules for the 700 Megahertz (MHz) auction, the last big slice of premium wireless spectrum the agency is likely to put on the block for years. The sale, which must take place before Jan. 28, is expected to raise billions for the Treasury and has attracted the heated interest of Internet and telecom giants, the public-safety community and public interest groups.

Monday, 23 July 2007

FCC Auction Could Mean More Flexible Wireless Broadband

A coalition that includes Google, Skype, Frontline Wireless, the Consumers Union and Media Access Project and other nonprofit groups, urge the FCC to require the winner to wholesale. "Without the license conditions proposed here, the advantages enjoyed by incumbents in spectrum auctions allow them to freeze out new entrants [and] eliminate rival business models," the group says in a letter to Martin.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Reasons to Focus on MediaFLO: KDDI President Onodera Talks -- Tech-On!

On the other hand, Onodera underscored KDDI's clear focus on "cognitive radio." It is a wireless communication system that actively recognizes surrounding radio environments, available frequency bands and access formats, and chooses an optimum one from several formats it supports.

Google Commits $4.6 Bln to Wireless Auction - Mobile News - Digital Trends

Internet giant Google has promised the FCC it will bid at least $4.6 billion in the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction - if the FCC adopts four openness principles.

Friday, 13 July 2007

Public sector given chance to sell £20bn of radio spectrum

Ofcom has established a new set of guidelines that will allow government agencies such as the Ministry of Defence to cash in on valuable spectrum worth up to £20bn by selling it on to telecoms companies looking to beef up mobile coverage.The regulator said that public sector organisations, including the Ministry of Defence, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the UK's emergency services, hold around half of all radio spectrum below the 15 gigahertz band. That band of spectrum is the most sought after and congested frequency according to the regulator, suggesting the interest in securing the asset for commercial usage could be very high.Ofcom will detail its final proposals for public sector spectrum trading in October. The move follows a Treasury-backed review of spectrum in the UK published in 2005 that detailed the amount of available spectrum owned by the public sector and how it could be used to launch innovative new services.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Cognitive Radio Information Center

This page aims at collecting all the information related to Cognitive as well as Software, Opportunistic, Dynamic and such like radios.

Monday, 9 July 2007

OverDRiVE Project Homepage

The European research project OverDRiVE (Spectrum Efficient Uni- and Multicast Over
Dynamic Radio Networks in Vehicular Environments) aims at UMTS enhancements and coordination
of existing radio networks into a hybrid network to ensure spectrum efficient provision
of mobile multimedia services. An IPv6 based architecture enables interworking of cellular and
broadcast networks in a common frequency range with dynamic spectrum allocation (DSA). The
project objective is to enable and demonstrate the delivery of spectrum efficient multi- and
unicast services to vehicles. / Comment & analysis / Letters - Digital dividend is in danger of not happening

The US plans to auction some of this spectrum for mobile broadband services later this year. In contrast, many European countries have yet to decide whether there will be a "digital dividend" at all, and Europe as a whole intends to defer any decision about whether the spectrum should be usable for anything other than broadcasting until the next World Radio Conference in 2011.

Europe can lead the world again in the next generation of mobile communications. But it will not do so if it defers decisions until the next decade and thereby denies Europe's consumers and businesses the benefits of innovation that their American and Asian counterparts are already well placed to enjoy. European governments should instead grasp the opportunity of mobile and support a co-primary allocation for mobile services in this spectrum at the World Radio Conference in October this year.

Thursday, 5 July 2007


OBSAI aims to create an open market for cellular base stations. An open market will substantially reduce the development effort and costs that have been traditionally associated with creating new base station product ranges.