All Blog Posts Tagged 'wireless' (29)

A Tale of Two Very Different Spectrum Auctions – Bangladesh and Taiwan

Dianne Northfield, VP Research, Tolaga Research

A review of recent spectrum auctions in Bangladesh and Taiwan attests to significant differences in outcomes due to country specific market conditions and auction provisions. There was limited competition in Bangladesh’s single band 3G spectrum auction – with 4 bidders vying for 4 licenses. Prices paid for spectrum were only…


Added by Dianne Northfield on November 14, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

MasTec’s Data Cell, NSORO, what next? I like what they are doing...

MasTec’s Data Cell, NSORO, what next? I like what they are doing. This will help clean up the mess caused by the heated race to hire thousands of contractors and diluting the Gene Pool.

MasTec’s Data Cell Systems acquisition swells their LTE install capabilities

April 29, 2013 – Today’s LTE crew demands not only mirror, but eclipse the inability for the nation’s service…


Added by Xtreme (Laz) Tower Services on May 3, 2013 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

LTE workforce shortage is no laughing matter...but I am laughing at this article! So true...a bit profane but true.

LTE workforce shortage evokes

laughs in Hitler "Downfall" parody

March 27, 2013 - The 2004 critically acclaimed movie "Downfall", a film about Adolph Hitler's last days and inner circle, has been used hundreds of times for…


Added by Xtreme (Laz) Tower Services on May 3, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

Is anyone looking for Axxcelera WiMAX 3.65GHz equipment?

Is anyone looking for Axxcelera WiMAX 3.65GHz equipment?

I have access to 12 ExcelMAX Base Station and AP Antennas and over 300 WiMAX CPE all in 100% working condition.

This is a "feeler" and not a hard sell. This network is currently up and fully operational. It will be getting a complete change out to an LTE RAN so the 300+ business' currently on Axxcelera will be migrated over a 30-day period.

Talk to me Goose!



Added by Xtreme (Laz) Tower Services on April 26, 2013 at 8:35am — 3 Comments


Many times when a new technology emerges a rather heated debate arises. Not too long ago in the wireless broadband industry, the camps representing WiMAX and LTE did not miss the opportunity to advocate for their respective views and sharing potential benefits of their standpoints against the other. Over time, when arguments and feelings calm down a bit, a more sensible discussion can emerge and I think we’ve entered this now.

Making the “right” technology choices is always high on…


Added by Jonas Lagerquist on November 5, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

WiMAX in Emerging Markets

Developing markets have their own unique needs when it comes to delivering broadband connectivity. Unlike markets where telecommunications may have been progressing at a quick pace for some time, developing areas frequently have limited infrastructure, limited options for financial transactions between people and enterprises, fewer resources dedicated to deployment and maintenance, and possibly location-specific challenges with regard to terrain. 

Today, developing markets are seen in…


Added by Jonas Lagerquist on July 7, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Carrier-Grade Service using Wi-Fi Over WiMAX

At the end of my previous post, I touched on the opportunity for existing WiMAX operators to take a role in the current quest to provide high-capacity network services for 3G and Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Consider this: a residential suburb close to a large metropolitan area with limited broadband options today. This is typically one of the locations where the cellular networks providing 3G services are running into capacity congestions, particularly…


Added by Jonas Lagerquist on June 19, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The Future of WiMAX

Close to six years have passed since Aptilo Networks decided to put a serious effort into the WiMAX market as a provider of back-office support systems. Back in those days, WiMAX was very much touted in media and by analysts as the technology to challenge the cellular industry dominance/hegemony. With hindsight, most of us in the business realized that this was never the real beauty and purpose of this new technology but of course happily tagged along for various reasons.



Added by Jonas Lagerquist on June 13, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Woe is 3G


Added by Jeff Thompson on August 2, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Arthur Gives Us the 411 on Wi-Fi

The following post has been written by our very own Arthur G. Giftakis, Vice President of Engineering and Network Operations at Towerstream. Arthur has played an extremely important role in designing and implementing our technology over the last 10 years. Arthur will be creating a series of guest blog posts exploring the idea of ‘mobile offloading’. Please feel free to let us know all thoughts, comments and feedback.


Jeff Thompson,… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on July 7, 2010 at 10:40am — 3 Comments

How Businesses Can Better Float in the Cloud

This week, I guest blogged for Technically Philly, Philadelphia’s online source for news, people, companies, and events that affect their growing technology community. Towerstream began providing service in Philadelphia in December 2009, and we’re enthusiastic to become more involved…


Added by Jeff Thompson on May 19, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

WIMAX 2010

"23rd April 2010, ITC Sheraton Saket , New Delhi, INDIA

Key Speakers:

  • NK. Goyal, President,…

Added by Sarika on March 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Managing data networks


I was reading the newest report from Cisco VNI studies and it is worthy to note some of the following data trends which were captured in collaboration with 20 leading Internet service providers. Cisco published "The growth of data centric devices is humongous and mobile data will roughly double each year from 2008 to 2013"[1].… Continue

Added by BPT on February 17, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

U.S. University Creates WiMAX Environment Model to Replicate

I was excited to see that several higher ed institutions have recently hopped on the WiMAX bandwagon - a logical implementation to help schools increase productivity and decrease wireless costs. According to a recent article on,… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Stimulus Funding Begins to Roll Out

“One key to strengthening education, entrepreneurship, and innovation in to harness the full power of the Internet, and that means faster and more widely available broadband,” said President Barack Obama on September 21, 2009. It’s great to see this vision continuing to move forward with great momentum.

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2009 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

Georgians Bridge the Broadband Gap

Earlier this week, I posted a few thoughts on how the broadband gap isn’t isolated to rural areas of the U.S., but affects urban areas too. I took that as an opportunity to encourage local governments and community groups to band together to tackle the issue themselves, in conjunction with the federal government’s broadband stimulus plan.

Lynnette Luna from… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 1, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Trouble with Wires

Late last week, a group of hooligans in California cut fiber optic lines in two locations near Silicon Valley. As a result, thousands of business and consumer customers of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint were without service. According to an IDG News article by Stephen Lawson, the outage affected:

o Two IBM facilities

o The… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Death of Print and Mea Culpa

I heard today that RCR (I have never known what that stood for!) closed it's doors. I knew many of the people there because over my years of working in the wireless industry, I have met and briefed most of them many times. And now, like newspaper dailies, they have fallen victim to the recession and the Internet.

The recession I have no responsibility for. I did not buy a house I couldn't afford, wallow in credit card debt, or package unsustainable loans for others. Fortunately my… Continue

Added by Paul Sergeant on March 4, 2009 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Ubiquiti innovation, and there 39 usd radio

I see this company going out front with there innovative, and inexpensive products, like there 2.4 5.8 bullet , the smallest radio I've found. It comes in 100mw and 1000 mw, its 3 inches long. For a company that's only been around since 2005 they are on the page with simplistic products. If they decide to start making there bullet in the 900MHz or 3.65 GHz ouch for the other equipment makers. For it would problebly only cost hundreds instead of thousands of dollars. There 2.4 5.8 hp bullets are… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on December 24, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Information Memorundum for 3G and BWA ( WiMAX) auctions in India released !

The Department of Telecom has today released the Information memorandum setting in motion the process of 3G and Broadbandband spectrum auction. The document is available on the DOT website ( The start of the 3G auction is from 16 Jan 2009 and the BWA auction begins two days after the closure of the 3G auction.

For WiMAX, the spectrum will be auctioned in the 2.3 and 2.5 GHz bands. Three blocks of 20 MHz are on the block for auction. The… Continue

Added by Amitabh on December 12, 2008 at 8:47am — 4 Comments

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