Telecoms Around the Web, April 2017

We survey several popular websites for technical Telecoms content.

3G4G Blog

Zahid Ghadialy has long been one of my favorite commentators in the technology space. He writes Self-backhauling: Integrated access and backhaul links for 5G.  This is essentially a discussion of the interference challenges posed by wireless cell site backhaul.  Zahid explains with this diagram:integratedaccessandbackhaul_rp-17148 Continue reading “Telecoms Around the Web, April 2017”

Court says FCC Cannot impose net neutrality rules

In a landmark ruling sure to be appealed to the Supreme Court by the Obama administration, a federal appeals court has ruled that the FCC has no legal authority to impose net neutrality rules on Internet Service Providers (ISPs.) Net neutrality proponents immediately responded that ISPs should be brought under FCC jurisdiction similar to that which governs the business of landline telephony providers. Continue reading “Court says FCC Cannot impose net neutrality rules”

John Gilman launches Clear in Hawaii September 17th.


Mobile Broadband Growth in the US expected to double over the next two years.

  • 11 M – 2009
  • 19 M – 2010
  • 28 M – 2011

2.5 GHz Spectrum in U.S., averaging 120 MHZ in major markets

540 Mbps per cell site vs. 45 190 Mbps from the competition

Launch dates

  • launch to existing customers November 1. all existing customers will be swapped out at no cost for new Clear antenna.
  • Launch to new customers December 1. Change branding from Clearwire to Clear.


Continue reading “John Gilman launches Clear in Hawaii September 17th.”

TeleTips Network Joining Forces with Telecom Voices

We’re pleased to announce that TeleTips Network is partnering with Telecom Voices, adding our voice to their coverage of Telecoms. Telecom Voices is a site dedicated to rebroadcasting blogs focused on Telecoms, allowing a wide diversity of Telecoms ideas to be found and read on a single web site. The posts of TeleTips Network will begin appearing there immediately.

It is the shared hope of Telecom Voices and TeleTips Network that this move increases the level of discussion and adds value for our mutual readers.

Give Telecom Voices a listen, and consider adding them to your daily rotation. We’ll talk to you there, too!

RIM experiences yet another network failure

Information Week is reporting that  BlackBerry Users Experience Service Outage

What’s going on over at RIM?  Is this the 3rd or 4th highly publicized network failure they’ve experienced in the last year or so? Running a network is a highly repetitive, process-oriented business.  Not much sex and magic involved.  Widespread service-affecting events are signs of poor blocking and tackling:  time for RIM to get back to fundamentals.

This just has to leave user shaking their heads and heading for the exits.   Typographic error we expect to see soon: “current BlackBerry infrastructure outrage.”