10 years of consolidation in wireless: The rise of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – FierceWireless

By Mike Dano

The long, strange trip of consolidation in the wireless industry has produced four major, nationwide carriers–and very few other players of note. Today, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint stand as the nation’s Tier 1 wireless carriers, and combined they control roughly 90 percent of the U.S. wireless market.

But that has not always been the case.

via 10 years of consolidation in wireless: The rise of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – FierceWireless.

Fritz: Time To Press FCC To Adopt ATSC 3.0 | TVNewsCheck.com

Jerald Fritz of ONE Media says if broadcasters can submit a petition to the commission this summer, the FCC may be able to conduct a rulemaking and give its blessing late this year or early next. That means TV stations could be on the air with the standard sometime in 2017, he adds.

via Fritz: Time To Press FCC To Adopt ATSC 3.0 | TVNewsCheck.com.

FCC Needs A Broadcast Attitude Adjustment | TVNewsCheck.com

Instead of looking at broadcasting as a antiquated service that should be stripped for spectrum, the FCC needs to start seeing it for what it is — an elegantly simple and inexpensive means of keeping every citizen in the national conversation. Instead of imposing burdensome new rules or tightening up restrictive old rules, the FCC should look for ways to lighten the regulatory load and strengthen the medium.

via FCC Needs A Broadcast Attitude Adjustment | TVNewsCheck.com.

Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com

Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com

CEO David Smith: “By July, maybe August, we should know essentially what the future platform will look like, what business platforms we can roll off that will look like. It’s the first time in 20 years I’ve seen the industry line up to control its own destiny.”

via Sinclair’s Smith Sees Next-Gen TV Progress | TVNewsCheck.com.

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com

The ATSC 3.0 Technology Group 3 has approved technology proposed by One Media and China’s National Engineering Research Center as a critical part of ATSC 3.0’s modulation and error coding component known as the physical layer. “At the end of the day, what we have is a wireless, data-agnostic IP pipeline,” says Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Mark Aitken. “That means the bits that flow across the Internet can flow across our spectrum.”

via First Step To ATSC 3.0 Signals Big Changes | TVNewsCheck.com.