Google rolls out emergency service

September 17, 2016By

With more than 70 percent of calls to emergency services coming from mobile phones, getting necessary help — fast — to the caller can be challenging if they don’t know where they are or can’t communicate for any number or reasons related to the emergency. Current emergency solutions rely on cell-tower location, with a location radius of up to several... read more

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Unmanned update: Government and industry join to resolve issues

August 17, 2016By
Google tests delivery drones in Australia.

The White House has joined in to support continued growth of the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies are powering a revolution in unmanned flight. Already used by government, by research organizations, and by industry for more efficient and safe applications, drones are now becoming a developing part of the United States economy. A new... read more

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Indoor Navigation: Results of the FCC’s CSRIC Bay Area Trials

July 15, 2016By

Sponsored by: Hemisphere GNSS Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Moderator: Alan Cameron, Editor & Publisher, GPS World Speakers: Khaled Dessouky,Ph.D,Founder and Executive Vice President, TechnoCom Corporation; Ganesh Pattabiraman, Co-Founder, President and COO, NextNav; Norm Shaw, Executive Director, Government Affairs and Business Development, Polaris Wireless; Greg Turetzky, Senior Marketing Director, Location Strategy, CSR, plc Summary: The Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability... read more

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New testbed for verifying location technologies

July 11, 2016By
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The FCC ordered that within six years, the elusive z-axis, or altitude, be added to requirements and meet accuracy standards in cases when there is no dispatchable location. read more

Prince’s death highlights 911 location issues

June 9, 2016By

By Tracy Cozzens Managing Editor Prince’s death on April 21 highlights a fatal flaw in the United States’ antiquated 911 emergency system. When you call from cell phone, 911 doesn’t automatically know where you are. 911 often can’t determine the location of an emergency, even when the call for help comes from a GPS-equipped smartphone. Often the 911 operator can only... read more

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FCC Chief ‘Confident’ Net Neutrality Rules Will Stand

September 9, 2015By

Wheeler Also Discusses Spectrum Incentive Auction on CTIA Stage As one of Super Mobility 2015’s first speakers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler reaffirmed his support for the net neutrality rules that CTIA-The Wireless Association, the event’s host, has been fighting in court. Wheeler harkened back to his speech to this same audience last year where he received a... read more

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New LightSquared, Same Agenda, Billions at Stake

July 22, 2015By

In a late June filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Lightsquared asked the agency to reassign its spectrum licenses — which were at the root of a prolonged dispute in 2010 and 2011, and have never been fully utilized —  to a new licensee that would be wholly owned by a new company, New LightSquared. This is part of... read more

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