Microsoft’s Spectrum Observatory project opens up for increased collaboration

Posted by Anoop GuptaLead Software Development Engineer, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft On March 31, we released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open source software license, a move that will increase opportunity for collaboration with academics, governments and others interested in learning more about how wireless spectrum is used. Spectrum,…

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Microsoft hosts conversation addressing myths and realities of unlicensed TV white spaces

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 17, Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. assembled panelists from the New America Foundation, Texas Instruments, the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and Lerman Senter PLLC law firm to offer insight into the current state of affairs in the field of unlicensed spectrum…

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TV White Spaces Spectrum: An Update from Singapore

Posted by Paul MitchellSenior Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Earlier this year, the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) launched a significant pilot of wireless broadband using TV White Spaces (TVWS). As part of the momentum of this pilot, the SWSPG convened a one day workshop in Singapore on Oct. 10 that brought together technology…

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The Week in Tech Policy: Oct. 8th Edition – The Debate on Cybersecurity, Warrantless Mobile Device Tracking & More

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the continuing debates around cybersecurity, warrantless tracking of Americans’ mobile devices and more. Debate on cybersecurity continues. Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, says that the…

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The Week in Tech Policy – Aug. 27th Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband progress report, wireless spectrum and California’s new Location Privacy Act. Federal Communications Commission issues new broadband report. “The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in…

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The Week in Tech Policy – July 30th Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the online sales tax debate, online education, wireless spectrum and more. Reshaping online education. In this July 20 post on his Taking Note blog, veteran NPR and PBS education reporter John Merrow explores the…

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Broadband White Spaces – Ready to Go Global

Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Around the world, the demand for broadband is booming. This presents great opportunities, but also some challenges. Broadband fuels economic growth and enriches peoples’ lives, but unprecedented traffic levels mean the world’s communications networks are becoming increasingly congested. This is especially true for wireless networks,…

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Unlicensed TV Band Spectrum: Creating a Nimble Framework for Our Economic Future

Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft All of us have experienced the “spectrum crunch” when using our wireless devices. Dropped voice calls and slow data transfers are symptoms. The crunch is a consequence of both rising demand and spectrum management techniques and wireless radio technologies dating back almost one hundred years….

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White House CTO Talks Future of Tech in 2012 with Microsoft and Politico

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Earlier today, Microsoft and Politico hosted a conversation with White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra on the future of technology at Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. The event, moderated by Politico tech policy writers, featured an interactive discussion covering the top tech…

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Super Wi-Fi: An Important Part of our Wireless Broadband Future

Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Policy Groups, Microsoft The United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is hard at work on ways to bring our nation’s financial house in order, and drive the economic growth essential to our future. While there are many big issues facing the committee, unlicensed spectrum access…

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