The convergence of wireless telecomm. technology and Internet protocols is fostering new generations of mobile technologies. This transformation has created new demands for advanced commun. infrastructure and radio frequency spectrum capacity that can support high-speed, content-rich uses. Wireless technologies support public safety commun., sensors, smart grids, med. and public health, intelligent transport. systems, etc. This report considers the possibility of modifying spectrum policy: (1) to support broadband deployment by placing more emphasis on attracting new providers of wireless broadband services; and (2) to accommodate the wireless broadband needs of industries that are considered to be the economic drivers of the future. Illus.The two largest companies specializing in prepaid services are VMNOs: TracFone Wireless with 11 million customers and ... 125 Alcatel-Lucent, a major communications technology provider, on March 31, Congressional Research Service 21anbsp;...
|Title||:||Spectrum Policy in the Age of Broadband|
|Author||:||Linda K. Moore|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-11|