Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cellular Networks and Net Neutrality

While analyzing the Washington Senators in net neutrality issues that relate to the earth cable and telecommunications networks, the VoIP provider Skype from eBay has asked the FCC to open wireless networks for outdoor applications and devices. While serving during the car, the petition raises the debate about what kind of consumer choice on the appropriate role of the public airwaves.

Specifically, Skype asked the FCC to use the Carter Phone decision in 1968 to the cellular communications industry today. Before this decision, AT & T decided what type of device can be connected to their network, typically a telephone unit, which was sold exclusively by them.

As a result of the decision Phone Carter, arrested control of the telephone company network to the telephone. Consumers can choose from an onslaught of new units and technologies to market. Answering machines, fax machines, and possibly the modem. - An important factor in the Internet boom of the nineties

Since the FCC began the auction of public airwaves in the 1990s, the growth of the cell phone industry has exploded, changing the very face of telecommunications and the way people communicate around the world. The new technology has flourished and today, cellular networks can transmit voice, but an extension of the Internet.

The developers and manufacturers have come out with mobile applications like SMS, e-mail, a full blown web browsing, music and videos back and download applications for your mobile office, VoIP and more. The new generation of mobile phones are now called smart phones, and can do almost everything a computer can do. The phones have built several radios that can use cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth frequencies, and can easily switch a call to a cellular network is much cheaper on the Internet via VoIP over Wi-Fi.

Bluetooth wireless technology allows devices to communicate with each other on the low-frequency short-range radio frequency. Bluetooth printers, laptops, cell phones and wireless headsets, and users can download multimedia files, send files and photos with the printer, and talk to the phone hands free. Yet, the airlines of the United States will at some point or another, paralyzed many of the functions using Bluetooth technology.

Probably the most disruptive technology for the cellular industry is WiFi. 802.11b / g allows wireless broadband suitable for web browsing via email, including the communication device, and the dreaded, extremely cheap, Voice over Internet Protocol. Internet telephony is possible to bypass the wireless network by sending the voice directly over the Internet via a phone or a WiFi connection.

Equipment manufacturers can use and integrate technology into their WiFi phones, but mobile carriers in the United States have opposed tooth and nail, to cripple the Wi-Fi equipment, and require that manufacturers of WiFi-less versions of mobile phones the American market. Although it is technically possible to download third party applications such as Skype on the phone, the WiFi will be able to do its business model phone would threaten the very cellcos.

Today cell phones are in the United States very few who are able to access. Right now, cellphones are becoming available in Europe, which can operate over the cellular network and mobile business by integrating enterprise IP telephony system / PBX.