Been Busy. New Focus

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For the past couple of years, have been focusing on the software startup Aerietau. That’s been a real challenge and adventure as practically nothing I worked on had been really done before so every project was a start from first principles, develop tools, process, implement etc etc… I’ve noticed that I’ve been missing examining technology […]

Bluetooth 5.0 Is The Reason

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Saw everyone announcing something new so I read some specs….There are very few reasons that absolutely compel me to purchase a new device. Sure it’s cool to have a thinner, faster CPU, more OLED, faster LTE more battery type of device but those changes are all nice to haves after your current device has reached […]

Long Live Small Cells and LTE…LTE-U is a Terrible Idea at Best

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Quick refresher: LTE-U (LTE Unlicensed) is a scheme to aggregate the “free” 5GHz spectrum typically used in WiFi with LTE at lower “Wide Area Network” (WAN) governmentally auctioned frequencies such as 600-700MHz, 1.8-1.9GHz, 2.3GHz etc etc… The business drivers are Qualcomm (more chip$) and the network carriers which are looking for relief from network congestion and […]

The Curious Case of Small Cells/HetNets

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First a brief history of time… (props to Stephen Hawking) I remember the curiosity and excitement for the future I had when I first went hands on with the mobile wireless data freedom that IBM field technicians had back (first recognizable outside IBM as the Advanced Radio Data Information System [ARDIS] 800MHz 2 way network) in the […]