Tower Hot Potato: Ownership dispute doesn't shield from obligations
YOU own it. No, YOU own it. No, YOU own it . . . .
A recent decision from the full Commission teaches us a couple of valuable lessons when it comes to potential liabilities both for tower owners and for those who may not think that they’re tower owners.
It all started in 2006, when Ely Radio, LLC...
‘White space’ devices are on the way, says Ofcom
Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator of the United Kingdom, has called for a pilot of an innovative new batch of “white space” devices utilising gaps in the radio spectrum.
The plan is to use white space in order to test broadcasts which will not interfere with any current spectrum. This will be enforced by broadcasters only being allowed to utilise where the spaces are, and the power levels they are restricted to on a dedicated website updated by Ofcom.
The scheme will initially launch in the autumn...
Why service providers want OTN in metro networks
My conversations with service providers lead me to believe that OTN switching technology will begin increasing in metro network deployments, in order to further transport efficiency. In fact, we’re testing our new OTN upgrade for the Tellabs 7100 series in customer labs today.
Two key trends are paving the ways for OTN switching in metro networks:
Exploring automotive telematics and in-vehicle infotainment
T-City Friedrichshafen: How Deutsche Telekom is learning how to build a smart grid
By Alaa Owaineh, Senior Analyst, Energy & Sustainability Technology
The world is increasingly urban, and cities are an important part of any strategy to build smarter, more sustainable energy systems. Since 2007, the city of Friedrichshafen in Southern Germany has been the site of the T-City project, funded by Deutsche Telekom (DT). The project is an experiment in creating a smarter city, and has allowed DT to evaluate a number of innovative technologies in practice, including smart homes and a...
Where are the opportunities in the LATAM connected car market?
By Susan Kuchinskas
Government legislation is at the top of the list of influences on Latin American markets, according to Scott Sedlik, vice president of marketing for INRIX. CONTRAN 245 is Brazil's legislation requiring all new vehicles to be equipped with tracking modules; it's in the early stages of implementation and will benefit hardware manufacturers.
One differentiator in Latin America is that most vehicles are sold without installed infotainment systems; in many cases, without even radios,...