Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
French Data Protection Authority Says Facebook Should Stop Collecting Non-User Data
Verizon Expores Yahoo Deal Options: report
Kingston Buys USB Technology and Assets of IronKey from Imation
LG'S Flagship SIGNATURE OLED TV Now Available In The U.S.
Imagination Tech CEO Steps Down As Company Reports Losses
Google Has A Gear VR Competitor In The Works: report
Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact Are Now Shipping In The U.S.
Following Outcry, Twitter's Dorsey Says Live Tweets Are Here To Stay
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
 Home > News > Mobiles > Verizon...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 24, 2008
Verizon Beat Out Google in the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction


Bad news Google fans, the search giant wasn't the high bidder in the FCC's recent auction, so it won't be setting up a nationwide wireless network. Instead, Verizon Wireless has gained a large additional chunk of spectrum

Verizon spent $9.63 billion on both its "C" block of the spectrum -- which gives it a nationwide network -- and in winning numerous licenses in the "A" block, which was broken up into small regional sections.

Google only bid on the C block, and so its participation cost it nothing.



It's All About Open Networks

Google has been pushing wireless telecoms to open up their networks, and many had hoped it would become the wireless provider of their dreams, allowing users to get a high-speed connection that would let them to do anything they wanted to for a low cost.

Still, Google's participation in the auction helped push the price for the C block above the point where an "open access" rule went into effect. This will require Verizon to open its new network to any mobile device running any software.

As it turns out though, Verizon had already jumped on the open access bandwagon, announcing late last year that it's going to open its network to "Any Apps, Any Device".

Earlier this week, the telecom released the information companies and developers will need to design products to connect with its network. Any device that meets the minimum technical standard will be activated on the network.

Of course, just because a network is open doesn't mean it's free. Verizon is still going to expect people to pay for accessing its network; it just won't arbitrarily limit the types of devices that can use it, or what users can do with it.

Verizon's goal with this is to see a much wider range of devices getting Internet access through its service. This includes UMPCs and MIDs, as well as special-purpose products like corporate data-collection terminals.

There would be no monthly contracts with these models, but also no device discounts from Verizon.

Actual Networks Not for a Year

Although companies may begin testing and deployment, no networks will actually be operational on the new spectrum at least until April 7, 2009. This is when the analog TV channels that are currently using the 700 MHz spectrum will be shut down and moved to digital spectrum.

Anyone who has used an analog TV should be aware that radio waves in this frequency range travel well over long distances and offer good penetration into buildings.


Previous
Next
SanDisk Promotes DRM-Free Music from More Than 50 Emerging and Critically Acclaimed Artists on microSD Card        All News        Centro a Bright Spot in an Otherwise Bad Quarter for Palm
SanDisk Promotes DRM-Free Music from More Than 50 Emerging and Critically Acclaimed Artists on microSD Card     Mobiles News      Centro a Bright Spot in an Otherwise Bad Quarter for Palm

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Verizon Expores Yahoo Deal Options: report
Ad Business Push Google's Profit
Google Paid $12,000 To Get Back The "Google.com" Domain Name
Europe May Probe Google's Tax Deal With U.K.
Google Used Machine Learning To Master Game of Go
Google Says It Has Shipped Five Million Cardboard Devices
Google Files Patent for Secure Drone Delivery
Google To Pay $185 Million To Settle UK Taxes
Google Paid Apple $1 Billion Fee To Keep Search Bar on iPhone
Verizon Launches The FreeBee Data 360 Sponsored Data Service
Lenovo and Google To Develop Next Project Tango Device
Google Glass Device Appeared In FCC Website

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .