On the rooftop of an MIT Lincoln Laboratory building sits a 38-foot-wide dome-shaped radio antenna enclosure, or radome. Inside the climate-controlled environment, shielded from the New England weather, a steel structure supports a 20,000-pound, 20-foot diameter satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna. The antenna—called the Multi-Band Test Terminal (MBTT)—can rotate 15 degrees... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
Privacy advocates are demanding standards for mobile service providers' handling of sensitive customer information, especially location data, after a Federal Communications Commission inquiry into the top 15 carriers revealed a huge variation within the industry's data retention and consumer privacy protocols.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-06
NIST released an interagency report on Advanced Communication Technologies Standards that provides a guide to the standards priorities and activities of Federal agencies with interests in communications technologies.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-05
The future of satellite communications is almost upon us. SpaceX has signed a deal with T-Mobile to provide the carrier's customers with text services from its Starlink satellites anywhere in the U.S. starting next year.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-05
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the nation's fastest community-wide internet service, and it's making its way to a Tennessee city and convention center.... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-01
Royal Caribbean Group is bringing Starlink internet to its ships. The cruise line operator said it will implement the satellite internet service from Elon Musk's SpaceX on all Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises vessels, as well as any of those brands' new ships. The company had previously... Read more
Published on: 2022-09-01
For millions of people who participate in activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving each year, hand signals are the only option for communicating safety and directional information underwater. While recreational divers may employ around 20 signals, professional divers' vocabulary can exceed 200 signals on topics ranging from oxygen level,... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-29
Elon Musk's SpaceX and T-Mobile are teaming up in an attempt to connect mobile devices through a network of satellites, providing coverage to even the most isolated places.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-26
A Sydney Harbor Tunnel explosion showcases the work of UNSW researchers using wireless signals and artificial intelligence to more accurately identify dangerous fire situations.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-23
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have adapted their atom-based radio receiver to detect and display live color television and video games.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-18
Satellite operator Eutelsat has sold six of its eight beams—used for data and mobile communications—to organizations including governments and other users. It is expected that the entire satellite capacity will be sold in the coming months.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-15
Google is again sending a message to Apple: Fix the text messaging issues between Android devices and iPhones.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-15
Colorado's soaring mountains and its sparsely populated rural areas make it difficult to provide high-speed broadband and wireless services consistently across wide swaths of the state.... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-03
The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states from Alaska to Arkansas.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-28
A research team led by Professor Song Min Kim of the KAIST School of Electrical Engineering developed a system that can support concurrent communications for tens of millions of IoT devices using backscattering millimeter-level waves (mmWave).... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-28