A convincing report arguing that mobile broadband, free business-subsidized WiFi, and tablets are sucking the life out of American cable and broadcast TV networks has appeared on Business Insider. While this in itself may not be news to our readers, the nitty gritty details and the statistics to back it all up should confirm what you might already suspect. TV watchers, movie buffs and sports fans are no longer anchored to a physical home.
Qualcomm has introduced a type of processor that combines the low-power expertise that Qualcomm has perfected in the mobile world with radios that it has designed and acquired over the years. The internet processor is the first Qualcomm has designed for a residential gateway device and was developed in preparation for a glut of connected objects in the home. This is another new market for the company that invented the CDMA protocol.
November 21 is World Television Day! The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this day of recognition in 1996 to promote “the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.”
Major mobile operators plan on turning to Wi-Fi to add more than a fifth of additional data capacity to their networks in 2013 and 2014, according to study. And new standards make it even easier for subscribers to access these networks.
MAA – Read on…22% plus 20% plus 21% equals almost 2/3 of their data outside of their traditional ‘network’. Clearly there will be an ‘extension’ of their network underpinnings (the OmniRan activity for example…) to WiFi with AAA, etc.
Qualcomm has introduced a mobile chip that will play back 4K video on smartphones and tablets in addition to supporting the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi.The Snapdragon 805 chip, announced on Wednesday, could be Qualcomm’s fastest performing chip. The quad-core chip operates at a clock speed of 2.5GHz and has the latest Adreno 420 graphics engine, which can process 4K or UltraHD video at a 3840 x 2160-pixel resolution.
The award from TVNewsCheck recognizes the company’s deep faith in broadcasting and its status as a technology leader through its championing a new broadcast standard and new uses for TV spectrum.
As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares for the sell-off of television broadcast airwaves nationwide, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are making sure rural, over-the-air TV signals remain strong.