Sprint’s move to cut expenses by using microwave backhaul will require TM for long-term viability

Moving to microwave backhaul is one of the ways that Sprint is trying to cut expenses (Sprint Finalizes Plan to Trim Network Costs by Up to $1 Billion). However, moving from leased fiber lines with near-unlimited bandwidth to microwave backhaul will require advances in spectral efficiency to keep up with ...

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Spectrum Increases Spur Greater Economic Growth Than Any Other Business Sector

Increases in wireless spectrum have created enormous economic impacts in the American economy and do so with a greater benefit per dollar invested than any other business sector. In the three years between 2011 and 2014, the wireless industry’s contribution to the U.S. GDP increased from $146.2 billion in 2011 ...

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The $13-Billion-Dollar Second: This is How Tiny Delays From A Bandwidth Crunch Can Sabotage Online Revenues

The overarching importance of adequate wireless bandwidth comes into sharp financial focus when giants like Amazon and Google look deeply into what can happen to their revenues when delays annoy today’s increasingly impatient consumers. This is especially critical now that massive bandwidth growth is outpacing available electromagnetic spectrum allotments and ...

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The Bandwidth Crunch is Real: Wide Public/Private Agreement

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA), GSMA, private industry and the White House are all in agreement that there is a looming bandwidth crunch that would pose a threat to the future and financial stability of the $3.1 trillion global wireless industry1. North American wireless revenues ...

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Nokia/Bell Labs Adds New Confirmation to Bandwidth Crunch/Spectrum Deficit

The 2015 report by Brattle clearly outlined the current bandwidth crunch facing the United States. Now comes a new study by Nokia Bell Labs which defines the bandwidth crunch as “unmet demand.” The biggest takeaway from the report, (available for download here) is that by 2020, WiFi and cellular networks ...

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Verizon declares IoT a gold mine

With an addressable market that includes more than 150 million cars that are not currently connected, over 300 million utility meters, nearly 1 million vineyard acres and 45 million people sharing goods and services* in the US alone, the Internet of Things (IoT) is now mainstream according to a new ...

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TMT’s added value to bidders in the current 600-MHz incentive auction

Fierce Wireless editor Colin Gibbs has written the best 600 MHz incentive auction primer we have seen. The current 600-MHz auction, Gibbs notes, is a momentous undertaking for two reasons: 1. “This is likely to be the last major auction of low-band spectrum for the foreseeable future.” 2. “The events ...

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Bandwidth Crunch: Consequences

Anyone who has had a dropped call, inability to connect or complete a call due to network overload, app failure, latency delay in video or online game has experienced a localized version of a bandwidth crunch. Those failures and inconveniences will become more frequent if usage exceeds wireless bandwidth capacity. ...

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Latency: Why the $99.6 Billion video games market desperately needs TM

Slow mobile connections mean a lot more than gamers losing their edge (or the game they are playing.) It means lost profits for the $99.6 billion global games market and a BIG hit for the “app economy.” According to “Gaming Spotlight, 2015 Review,” from app analytics provider App Annie and ...

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Even WiFi Needs TM

Offloading wireless traffic to WiFi is a major strategy for the wireless carriers as they scramble to make the best of their diminishing bandwidth. However, as this article from the New York Times demonstrates — Bronx Science Bans Cellphones From Wi-Fi as Students Devour It — WiFi has its own ...

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