That's exactly what my conspiracy theory has been telling me. Google and MSFT both "created" previously unannounced products to delay and or otherwise derail TLPS. The timing of these developments also indicates to me that GSAT must be very close to FCC approval. These are two gorillas who see the disruptive implications of this technology. The timing of both their recent ex-parte filings and their joint participation in the
pathetic attempt at a public bashing of GSAT has made it very clear that they see the impact this could have on their bottom line and as well as the benefit it could provide for their competitors.
Btw- Happy Independence Day to all!! Hopefully, we will soon be celebrating our own independence in the Wi-Fi Revolution!
Frequency range for Google GG1 device is 2402.0- 2480.0 MHz. That would put it in TLPS territory.
I thought you might find this interesting. Looks like Google and MSFT both had their own "mystery" reasons to want TLPS shoved under the carpet.
"Here’s a fun way to get the morning started and your brains moving. According to an FCC filing that went live yesterday, Google has a new product in the works under FCC ID A4R-GG1. This product…is a mystery. I thought about using a picture of a Chromecast at the top of this post because part of me wants to believe that this could very well be the new Chromecast that sources of ours said to expect in Q3. But if you read through the various documents in this filing, it could also be some sort of wearable. In fact, it might just be a new Google Glass.
The device isn’t categorized like most devices we see go through the FCC. Most are labeled as a smartphone or wearable, etc. This one is labeled as “BLUETOOTH & DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/ac” with model name “GG1.” Forget the random category name, but is it foolish of me to think that “GG1″ could mean Google Glass? .....
AVENTURA, FL--(Marketwired - July 02, 2015) - Orbital Tracking Corp., (OTC PINK: TRKK) (the "Company"), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Global Telesat Communications Ltd. (GTCL) and Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd reached a major sales milestone with the shipment of its 5,000thSPOT tracking device, making GTCL one of the largest SPOT distributors in Europe and one of the UK's leading suppliers of Mobile Satellite Solutions (MSS) including satellite mobile voice, data and tracking services.
Since forming its initial Distributor Agreement with Globalstar in early 2013, GTCL has significantly expanded its global sales and distribution efforts to include Globalstar's unique line-up of high quality satellite voice and duplex data solutions, satellite phones, airtime plans and accessories. GTCL has seen considerable SPOT sales growth across a number of recreational consumer verticals including outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers, competitive sports including runners and cyclists and in commercial use for remote field worker scenarios providing increased worker safety and communications capabilities.....
A free lunch is a sales enticement that offers a meal at no cost in order to attract customers and increase revenues from other offerings. (Wikipedia)
".Disaster Tech Lab’s volunteers in Nepal, setting up communications networks in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes, are already using SPOT Gen3 units. The rugged, easy-to-use handheld devices are set up to automatically report the user’s location at regular intervals. The device includes a ‘check-in’ button to send to Disaster Tech Lab’s headquarters with a prepared message, indicating that all is OK, as well as an SOS feature in case of emergency. SPOT has initiated over 3,500 life-saving rescues to date and is already relied upon by numerous emergency management organisations.
Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phones, currently free when activating on select airtime plans, will be used by Disaster Tech Lab’s communications and IT specialist volunteers to coordinate activities with the head office, such as planning the shipment of solar powered satellite terminals.
“Globalstar satellite phones will make a big difference to us. We will be less reliant on VHF radios and will be able to overcome logistical challenges in getting the right equipment to the right place, speeding up operations significantly,” said Evert Bopp, founder of Disaster Tech Lab. “At times, we can have up to five separate teams operating in demanding circumstances around the world. With the SPOT app on my smartphone, I can easily see where every team is and be reassured that they are safe. Their friends and family can also have that reassurance.”.....
#$%$= a word meaning to slow down also used as a negative name for a mentally challenged person such as Sahmmy
Mr. Nikola Tesla, in a recent interview by the authors, as to the future of the Wireless Art, volunteered the following statement which is herewith produced in his own words. (1908)
"A mass in movement resists change of direction. So does the world oppose a new idea. It takes time to make up the minds to its value and importance. Ignorance, prejudice and inertia of the old #$%$ its early progress. It is discredited by insincere exponents and selfish exploiters. It is attacked and condemned by its enemies. Eventually, though, all barriers are thrown down, and it spreads like fire. This will also prove true of the wireless art...."
"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.
"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
"But what...is it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
"What use could this company make of an electrical toy? "- Western Union president William Orton, responding to an offer from Alexander Graham Bell to sell his telephone company to Western Union for $100,000.
"This `telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a practical form of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us". - Western Union internal memo, 1878
Using the twisted logic of the so called concerned members of the "wireless community" shouldn't WiFi on airplanes be provided free of charge. It seems to me the public should be afforded the opportunity to decide whether or not they would prefer to pay for secure, trusted WiFi vs. open, public WiFi.
btw-- Google + Microsoft does not constitute a "wireless community"
"Apple has fallen behind in adapting to the rise of streaming services in recent years. While it tried to compete with Pandora with iTunes Radio a couple of years ago, that service is generally seen as inferior to the popular Internet radio app and hasn’t come close to dethroning it as the top music streaming app in the world.
Now Apple is finally getting more aggressive with a more robust service that will take aim at Spotify in the hopes of getting people to sign up for the service as paid subscribers. Apple is similarly poised to enter into the video streaming market and is rumored to launch a revamped Apple TV set-top box and a TV streaming service of its own this fall."
Hmmm....... paid subscribers sounds vaguely familiar to me ;)
"The high-speed network may be a prerequisite for Apple's much-rumored streaming music and TV services, the first of which is expected to be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco. Efficient content delivery will be important for both services, especially if the company plans to fulfill its ambitious goal of signing up 100 million subscribers for Apple Music.
The foundation of Apple's high-speed data network will reportedly be long-haul pipes connecting the company's data centers in California, Nevada, North Carolina and Oregon. Apple has also been planning ways to send data via fiber lines at hundreds of gigabits per second, as opposed to solely using off-the-shelf technology rented from third-party vendors, according to the report.
“Apple wants to own pipes linking its four large U.S. data centers and Internet hubs in certain cities to ensure fast, reliable delivery of content and services. By adding capacity and increasing efficiency, it seeks to handle more traffic on its own, without renting as much server space from cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft, said people with knowledge of the plan, who asked not to be identified because Apple isn’t discussing the moves publicly. They declined to name the cities involved.” (mac rumors)
".Up until now, Apple has been relying on traditional network providers and technology suppliers when it comes to delivering their services. These include iCloud for storing user photos and a additional content; iTunes for delivering music and movies; and its voice-activated assistant, more popularly known as Siri. While Apple intends to upgrade the company's current infrastructure, it also plans to keep most of its existing vendors.
"User experience is very important to Apple, but delivery of its content is the one part of that experience it doesn't control," said analyst Andrew Schmitt of IHS Infonetics Research. "If they want to control and maximize that user experience, they're going to have to control that last piece."