Trade-press articles regularly cite a shortage of trained professionals in several industries, including wireless communications. While this appears to be the case, technology continues to automate many tasks once done by humans. This article examines the changing landscape for wireless professionals and various approaches to giving them relevant training.
Houston enterprises seeking narrowband communications have a new option, as pdvWireless announces that its DispatchPlus offering is commercially available in the market and will be available in three other cities—Dallas, Atlanta and Philadelphia—by the end of the month.
Many states are not enforcing distracted-driver rules that prohibit drivers from using a mobile device. With the risks to life and property—not to mention the potential loss of federal highway funding—the stakes are high. Still, maybe the penalties are not yet severe enough to get the attention of all states.
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The FCC has announced plans to reduce the staff of its Enforcement Bureau. Given the explosion in the use of wireless devices across all markets—thereby increasing the potential for interference—wouldn’t it make more sense to expand the Enforcement Bureau’s capabilities instead of trying to consolidate them?
Some comments regarding a proposal to realign the 900 MHz band to make room for broadband while preserving space for narrowband indicate a lingering hope that utility and critical-infrastructure entities could secure dedicated broadband spectrum, but an attorney for the Enterprise Wireless Alliance says that she does not “see any realistic likelihood that that is going to happen.”