Thursday, November 05, 2015

Controversy over Hurricane LTE-U; radio interference with home electronics

Dave Maass and Jeremy Gulila have an interesting story today about proposals to allow entrepreneurs to access the “unlicensed spectrum” for devices in a technology called Hurricane LTE-U (where LTE means the familiar “Long Term Evolution”, link here.  The concern is that US companies will ignore the “Listen Before Talk” protocol, and that ordinary WiFi for data will face interference.

This reminds me of an issue I am sometimes having with my Casio piano late at night;  it sometimes picks up radio conversations.  There’s a discussion here.   Probably a totally separate issue.

Picture (first):  A fracking tower in Pennsylvania (day trip last week).  They are usually smaller and thinner than cell phone or transmission towers.

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