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DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

AT&T is feverishly deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks in large sports venues and shopping centers. Lately it has deployed DAS systems at:

Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (150 DAS nodes)

Boone Pickens Stadium (92 nodes)

Gallagher-Iba Arena (24 new nodes added to existing network)

Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, VA.

. . . → Read More: DAS Real Good for AT&T Wrieless

No Clear Path for Clearwire

Clearwire is undergoing a capital squeeze that may leave it unable to continue as an ongoing business. The issues that face the company are clearly set out in its most current SEC 10Q report (dated 11/4/10), which contains this passage:

Liquidity Issues

We are at an early stage of implementing our business strategy. Since formation, . . . → Read More: No Clear Path for Clearwire

AGL Magazine San Francisco Wireless Conference

Above Ground Level (AGL) Magazine is sponsoring a one day regional conference in San Francisco on December 3, 2010. The very interesting topics are listed below, including the session I’m leading, “How to Influence the Adoption of ‘Good’ Wireless Ordinances.”

7:00 am – 8:00am Continental Networking Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:15am 4G, Whitespace, Pico Cells, . . . → Read More: AGL Magazine San Francisco Wireless Conference

Oops! Clearwire 4G Launch in Los Angeles.

…at least their press release says that Clearwire is launching real soon now.

My sources inside Clearwire tell me that the network is already up and running in portions of the L.A./Orange County market right now, and available via Sprint’s 4G phones and Clearwire dongles, but that Clearwire is rushing to get sites on-air to . . . → Read More: Oops! Clearwire 4G Launch in Los Angeles.

Cell Phones and Lip Gloss?

The California Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement of the keep-your-eyes-on-the-road rules. It’s not (just) a cell phone thing, anymore.

Don’t text this to a friend while driving, okay?

For those of you who would like to see a great movie incorporating this, ah, problem, go out and rent the wonderful 1991 movie, “Defending . . . → Read More: Cell Phones and Lip Gloss?

RIP 800-Goog-411

Google is ‘hanging up’ on its excellent 800-Goog-411 interactive 411 service. Google started the service three years ago, and it officially shutters on November 11, 2010. That’s too bad, because it could (should) have been wildly successful given that (a) it was free to the consumers, other than air-time, and (b) it offered various ways . . . → Read More: RIP 800-Goog-411

Kramer’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Jonathan Kramer’s wireless lectures and upcoming speaking engagements in November and December, 2010. . . . → Read More: Kramer’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

CTIA’s Worst Fear: Point-of-Sale Access to Consumer Information

The Cellular Telephone Industry Association (the CTIA) sued the City and County of San Francisco on July 23, 2010 in an attempt to overturn the City’s new ordinance requiring disclosure of the “Specific Absorption Rate” (SAR) data. The Ordinance is titled the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know Ordinance” (Ordinance No. 155-10).

So what is a SAR, anyway?

. . . → Read More: CTIA’s Worst Fear: Point-of-Sale Access to Consumer Information

Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

August 5, 2010: Aleen Tomassian BS (Berkeley, ’10) joined the firm’s staff in July 2010 as Jonathan’s newest assistant.

Aleen Tomassian, BS

She steps in for Mr. Tripp May who is now on a three-year leave of absence to attend the University of San Diego Law School, and then to take the California Bar . . . → Read More: Newest staff member: Aleen Tomassian, BS

A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

Attention creative wireless site planners: A truly twisted cell tower has risen from a mesa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This uniquely designed multi-carrier cell tower constructed in the Mesa del Sol area in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just south of the airport.

The architect for this site is Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.

This site isn’t quite . . . → Read More: A Truly Twisted Cell Tower

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