What are the nation's TV broadcasters going to do after they give up some of their spectrum to wireless carriers in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction? Why, they might compete directly with those very same carriers, of course. At least, that's how the market may shake out if the nation's TV broadcasters adopt the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard in the coming years.
Over-the-air video service TabletTV is moving forward with its plans to step into the space left by Aereo, launching in the San Francisco Bay area following several weeks of beta testing.
Dish Network said it is currently broadcasting eight channels of mobile video in 13 locations across the country, and is considering expanding that effort to a total of 40 markets in the United States. The offering is not commercially available, but represents Dish's continued experimentation with the 700 MHz E Block licenses the company won during the FCC's 2008 spectrum auction.
Electronics manufacturer RCA today introduced an Android tablet featuring two tuners that allow users to access free live TV on the go. A story in AllThingsD reports that the RCA Mobile TV Tablet includes "two built-in tuner--one standard over-the-air DTV tuner for when you're stationary and one mobile tuner for when you're on the go."
Mobile operators are likely to find their wireless broadband networks increasingly used for over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming if new service providers such as NimbleTV have anything to say about it.
MetroPCS said that nearly 90 percent of its network is now outfitted with LTE and the regional operator plans to launch six to seven new LTE handsets by year-end. Many of those handsets will be in the $99 to $149 price range to fit with the company's promotional plan to provide "LTE for All."
Peter Jarich Next week, many of us will be heading down to New Orleans for CTIA Wireless 2012, the first time CTIA's annual tradeshow and convention revisits the Crescent City since
Dish Network has generated a lot of ink recently in its quest to get FCC approval for its plan to build a nationwide LTE Advanced network with the 40 MHz of S-band spectrum in the 2 GHz range it