Broadband adoption rises but digital divide persists

The US Commerce Department has released a report which shows that broadband adoption in the United States has risen but a digital divide persists that runs along demographic lines. Moreover, socio-economic status does not explain the entire gap. The Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report, […]

Charlotte, NC awards public safety LTE network contract to Alcatel-Lucent

A consortium of cities in North Carolina led by Charlotte using a $16.7 million BTOP grant from the NTIA for a public safety 700 MHz LTE network, has awarded the contract for building out the network to Alcatel-Lucent. The project is owned by CharMeck Connect, a joint venture among the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, […]

White paper on opportunities of WiFi for mobile operators

Dean Bubley has written a white paper for iPass on the opportunities of WiFi for mobile operators. The white paper looks at business cases and usage models, as well as technology evolution and pitfalls. It covers all these issues with examples, explanation and opinions, and introduces the concept of “WiFi Neutrality” which Dean wrote about […]

Confusion about LTE roaming? Read Sidecut Reports

Pardon us for a little horn-tooting here but I find it patently ridiculous that the wireless media today seems to think that the Verizon’s LTE phones won’t roam on AT&T’s LTE network meme is news. Readers of Sidecut Reports knew about this limitation way back in April, and in our May 2011 Verizon LTE Business Report this was part of […]

Sprint launches 4G enterprise WAN solution: read Sidecut White Paper

Moving on beyond the world of just powering smartphones, Sprint today took the wraps off a project bound to be of interest to many business users small and large — a fixed-wireless broadband solution Sprint is calling the 4G Enterprise WAN offering. We are not exactly disinterested observers this time around, since Sidecut Reports has written a […]