FCC Opens Whitespace Spectrum: More Bandwidth for Hobnob

September 24th, 2010

The FCC has opened the whitespace spectrum for unlicensed use. Broadband service on the new spectrum will roll out gradually due to FCC rules and as new equipment is deployed. The ongoing WiMAX and LTE deployments are examples of what to expect. Today users can’t seamlessly switch between 3G and 4G service provided by the same carrier. […]

AT&T First to End Flat-Rate Plan

June 7th, 2010

As we predicted on this blog in April, the major carriers are moving to metered plans: http://gigaom.com/2010/06/02/att-shuts-down-the-mobile-broadband-buffet/ Accelerating demand for wireless broadband service will drive more providers towards some form of metering or congestion-based pricing. Network Aggregation is the ideal technology to exploit these market conditions. Aggregation enables end-users to optimize their carrier mix in […]

Hobnob WiFi on ACE Rail makes Fox News

May 6th, 2010

Hobnob Aggregation in action supporting 40 concurrent users and a live video interview from the train: http://www.fox40.com/videobeta/42a78f9e-2631-47c4-9caa-449a8ed21879/News/Wifi-on-the-ACE-Train

Metered plans make sense

April 26th, 2010

Metered plans will replace flat-rate wireless broadband plans soon. Flat-rate plans create artificial market conditions. Users who consume the smallest part of the resource are subsidizing users who consume the most. Given these conditions, the “hogs” have only an incentive to consume more until the network is congested for everyone. The economic term for this is […]