FCC bars China Mobile’s bid to operate in the United States

The FCC will now shift its focus on existing Chinese carriers including China Unicom and China Telecom Corp. In a significant development, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), voted unanimously to block China Mobile Ltd’s bid to provide communication services in the United States citing risks of espionage. China Mobile is owned by the Chinese government.…

Google’s Soli sensors herald the coming age of realtime 3D portable motion sensors

Google Soli sensors have won approval from the FCC, which includes their usage aboard aircraft. Google’s Soli sensors, which use radars to capture motion in realtime in a 3D space, can enable touchless control of functions. Google’s Project Soli got a shot in the arm after it received an approval from U.S. regulators to deploy…

Antminer s5 Bitcoin Miner interferes with T-Mobile’s 700Mhz LTE network

The following report is the result of a FCC investigation of what is likely to be the first instance of a bitcoin mining operation interfering with T-Mobile’s 700Mhz LTE network. An investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission discovered that a Brooklyn residence’s bitcoin mining operation had interfered with T-Mobile US Inc’s broadband network. In…

FCC to hand over internet oversight to FTC, repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules

The new rules, likely to be effective from January 1, 2018, are also likely to attract court challenges. In a development that is likely to be a milestone for the history of the internet, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans on handing over the oversight of internet service providers to another federal agency, as it…