nice read of last week's news.
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Globalstar, in collaboration with ADS-B Technologies, recently completed a four-day 7,000-mile flight test of a dual-link Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. The space-based ADS-B Link Augmentation System, or ALAS, is capable of tracking an aircraft’s location for every second of its trip.
Traditional terrestrial ADS-B lacks the global coverage capability of satellite-enabled systems. Geographical impediments, such as mountain ranges or deep valleys, are virtually impossible to adequately cover. Furthermore, terrestrial systems are unable to track planes across oceans and large bodies of water — a limitation jarringly brought to public attention this year by the missing Malaysian Airline's flight MH370.
According to Monroe, the latency of Globalstar’s space-based ADS-B is roughly equivalent to that of terrestrial systems, i.e. about half a second. With a constellation already being fielded, the cost of implementation is also lower, he said. Globalstar and ADS-B Technologies anticipate the constant second-to-second satellite tracking system will have strong opportunities in several markets.
“The first market and the largest market from the perspective of a revenue opportunity is commercial, followed by business and military aviation, and general aviation will follow on in a few years,” said Monroe, regarding the areas of aviation that could most effectively benefit from ADS-B. “[But the] commercial aviation market is the largest opportunity in terms of number of hours and flights per day.”
Aircraft equipped with ADS-B/ALAS can fly in straighter paths, allowing for savings in time and fuel costs. Globalstar anticipates interim approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next year, preceding final approval, which is only possible after the last piece of equipment is deliverable to aircraft.
But Vic, doesn't that show that there is a correlation? Tim Taylor had nothing new to say at the presentation today and the market responded. Either way, who cares? We are all here for the same event.
Curious, does GSAT get invited to these conferences or do they lobby (ask) to come?
Nears, Immediate and Globally are my three take away words from the presentation.
Domestic regulatory process nears completion – immediate deployment of
managed Wi-Fi channel coast to coast
Globally harmonized spectrum asset offers the potential for global deployment of
I saw that T-Mobile article also. They also may use their cash in the up coming spectrum auction. I disagree that it's shorts covering, thinking it has to do with the conference PR. Some nice sized buys at 11 am and towards the end of the day. Let's see if it can hold.
I nominate zxqwertas as the Kindest. Never a bad word and always helping a newbie. He also is a wealth of information.
I know people here don't agree but I still think DISH wants to do something with us. Ergen is a fox.
It probably doesn't mean anything, but York Capital Management is located in Denver, as is Thermos. Jay's bridge partner?
Just doing a little back reading and thought I'd post this.
Amazon reportedly tested Wi-Fi network in new spectrum
Tests used Globalstar's proposed "channel 14" for new Wi-Fi capacity
By John Cox
NetworkWorld | Aug 23, 2013 12:25 PM PT
A report that Amazon has tested a wireless network actually sheds new light on plans by satellite communications company Globalstar to extend the Wi-Fi spectrum.
The extension, if approved by the FCC, would create a new, uncluttered, high performance Wi-Fi channel in upper reaches of the 2.4-GHz band, a channel Globalstar apparently intends as the basis of a managed service with cellular-like quality and roaming.
But the tests suggest that Amazon doesn’t intend or even want to be a traditional wireless network provider. Instead, the online retail giant seems to be exploring the potential of a branded, managed Wi-Fi service that mirrors the features of cellular service: seamless roaming, minimal interference, improved security, and consistent high performance.
If given a green light, “Globalstar is considering leasing its spectrum, sharing service revenues with partners, and other business models, one of the people said. With wireless spectrum scarce, Globalstar’s converted spectrum could be of interest to carriers and cable companies, seeking to offload ballooning mobile traffic, as well as to technology companies.”
According to Ruckus, the test showed that the new spectrum could achieve up to five times the range and four times the capacity “over traditional Wi-Fi.”
Fuerst was recognized for his leadership on many of Oceus Networks’ key 2013 initiatives, including his involvement with and support of NAVAIR, the FCC Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture (DACA) initiative and multiple Department of Defense (DOD) deployments of Oceus Networks’ military-grade deployable LTE solution, Xiphos™.
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Remarks of Gigi B. Sohn Office of Chairman Wheeler Special Counsel for External Affairs Federal Communications Commission At the One Community Annual Meeting September 10, 2014“The Art of the Possible”
So for this FCC and indeed for our country, what is the Art of the Possible? It is high-speed connectivity to every school and to every device in the classroom. It is universal access and affordability to real broadband in the most populous cities and the most isolated rural towns. It is vibrant competition in every form of broadband, wireline and wireless. It is residents of local communities deciding for themselves whether to build their own broadband systems, partner with a commercial broadband provider or simply entice commercial providers to compete with incumbents. And it is the preservation of the Internet that changed the way we look at communications networks – free (as in freedom, not as in beer), open, and controlled by you and me.
I wonder what they will say about the access to adequate spectrum.
September 10-12, 2014
Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC
Adam Thierer: “The Internet of Things & Wearable Technology”
The so‐called “Internet of Things” and wearable technology promise to usher in the next great
wave of Internet‐enabled services and data‐driven innovation. These technologies will challenge existing
social, economic, and legal norms, however. Specifically, they will raise a variety of safety, security, and
privacy concerns. Other barriers could also hold up adoption, including disputes over technical
standards, system interoperability, and access to adequate spectrum to facilitate wireless networking.
This paper outlines strategies to overcome these policy concerns to ensure that the many benefits
associated with Internet of Things technologies are allowed to materialize