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Open Spectrum Edit

Technology has evolved since the Titanic went down. The laws and policies in existence today address limitations of the technology of the early 1900's. Interference — which we've treated as as law of nature — is an artifact of the way radio were designed 100 years ago. If interference isn't an issue, then the reasons we started to license spectrum become irrelevant. In fact, the core premise that has undergirded our spectrum policy has dissolved: There is no scarcity of spectrum. It does not need to be doled out. On the contrary, there is an abundance of spectrum. Our current policies prevent us from benefiting from this abundance.

* http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger Dawid Weinberger author of Open Spectrum
* http://dir.salon.com/story/tech/feature/2003/03/12/spectrum/print.html
* http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2009/09/16/filipowski-radio-public-safety.aspx

Spectrum is more like the colors of the rainbow, including the ones our eyes can't discern. Says Reed: "There's no scarcity of spectrum any more than there's a scarcity of the color green. We could instantly hook up to the Internet everyone who can pick up a radio signal, and they could pump through as many bits as they could ever want. We'd go from an economy of digital scarcity to an economy of digital abundance."

Reed prefers to talk about "RF [radio frequency] color," because the usual alternative is to think of spectrum as some large swatch of property. If it's property, it is easily imagined as finite and something that can be owned. If spectrum is color, it's a lot harder to think of in that way. Reed would recast the statement "WABC-AM has an exclusive license to broadcast at 770 kHz in NYC" to "The government has granted WABC-AM an exclusive license to the color Forest Green in NYC." Only then, according to Reed, does the current licensing policy sound as absurd as it is.

Changing Technology Changes the Problem Edit

Imagine we were to give 50,000 different competent radio system engineers the following task: Design a pair of walkie talkies so that two people will be able to talk to each other while sitting in two (arbitrary, non-adjacent) seats at the football stadium. There will be 49,999 other engineers doing the same thing you are, and all of their solutions will also be in use. You are allowed no communication with the other 49,999 engineers. (You are encouraged to imagine what they might do.) There are no regulatory constraints. Make your solution robust so that you are sure that it will work. 50 or more years ago, very few, or perhaps none would succeed. 25 years ago, some would succeed. Today most would succeed, perhaps all of them. In the very near future, I expect all would succeed easily. And as Moore's Law marches on, the cost of a successful solution is dropping rapidly. Such as with FpGa

With SoftwareDefinedRadio we're pretty much turning all hardware problems into software problems," Blossom says. "We want to facilitate evolution in the radio arena." At its most basic level, GNU Radio is an attempt to do for radio-software developers what the original GNU Project did for Unix developers -- that is, provide a common set of non-proprietary tools that can be ported from one device to the next.

What is Open Spectrum? Every national government regulates the use of wireless spectrum - a result of interference problems that arose in the early decades of the 20th century. Since then, there's been enormous progress in wireless technology. Unfortunately we prohibit the use of this new technology in almost all of the spectrum. This has enormous cost for society. Today, it's possible to design robust wireless systems that would function reliably even if there were no spectrum regulations at all. Unfortunately, currently deployed wireless systems (radio, TV, navigation, etc.) depend upon current regulations for their reliable operation so, as Tim Shepard puts it, "The path into the future will be tricky.

None-the-less, we owe it to ourselves to navigate that tricky path. If nothing else, we need spectrum to provide "broadband" in rural areas around the world, and to provide high capacity mobile connectivity in both urban and rural areas.

http://www.openhandsetalliance.com/ http://code.google.com/android/

jh Edit

We are spending R100 and R40 bil on telecoms and security companies respectively because they follow a divide and conquer strategy. Google and Intel are our natural allies in our battle against Vodacom to create UnlimitedBandwidth. For Google it means they will be able to sell their content and not pay billions to Telco's. Intel wants to integrate millions of networked smart devices such as SmartDust with UnlimitedBandwidth. The barrier to entry for becoming the next Google is so large that not even Microsoft stands a chance. To become a retailer like Pick n Pay is also not likely. But to become a broadcaster and influence the way people think about the world around them is possible via the advances in technology.

The Myth of Spectrum Scarcity: Opportunistic Access to the Airwaves Edit

http://ecommconf.com/2009/spectrum-scarcity.php On election day the FCC voted 5-0 to open unused TV channels in every; market for unlicensed use: WiFi on steroids. But that's just the; beginning of a policy debate about opportunistic access to underutilized; bands of prime federal and privately-licensed spectrum. Learn how; emerging technologies and FCC policies can combine to facilitate; pervasive connectivity.


Net Neutrality Edit

The internet offers the potential for economic growth stemming from online human communications, but recent industry and government actions have disfavored these possibilities by treating the internet like a content-delivery supply chain. This article recommends that the internet be at the center of communications policy and that laws affecting internet access be evaluated in terms of whether they further U.S. economic growth by facilitating increased emergent online diversity. It criticizes the nearly exclusive focus of communications policy on the private economic success of infrastructure and “application” providers, and suggests that communications policy be focused on facilitating communications themselves. http://law.bepress.com/expresso/eps/1996/

http://law.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9448&context=expresso

http://blogs.nmss.com/communications/2007/03/von_cooks_bof_s.html

http://www.wirevolution.com/2007/06/06/brough-turner-on-network-neutrality/

The wealth of networks Edit

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/wealth_of_networks/index.php?title=Download_PDFs_of_the_book

Spectrum allocation in South Africa Edit

http://www.ellipsis.co.za/?page_id=6 ...The allocation of a limited amount of radio frequency spectrum in the face of increased infrastructure provision competition is critical in determining the make-up of the market....

This statement like peak oil theory - GlobalWarming is incorrect. You can blanket the entire Gauteng with a single channel on 2.4ghz if you setup enough FreeSpaceOptics, DsLam and short run fixed wired networks. The lawyers want there to be a scarcity of spectrum so that all sorts of laws can be made regulating the usage of spectrum for which they have to be paid. Spectrum usage is influenced by user density. Farmers in remote areas should be allowed to use WiMax on 450mhz for example while higher density areas such as cities should first create hotspots via FreeSpaceOptics and use the higher frequencies first. The utilization of spectrum is a balance of trade-offs. The telcos are saying that they would rather have the Sabie forests burn to the ground then allow Sappi to stream fire prevention video on 450Mhz WiMax in the middle of nowhere. The LegalPerspective supports our attempts to prevent forest fires but they have been conned into prosecuting people in the past who broad casted on SABC analogue television frequencies. These cases established a precedent which means that Naspers and MTN can force the LegalPerspective to prosecute people using illegal frequencies. We should explain to the LegalPerspective that if Sabie burns down again in 10 years, mayhem and crime continues to run amok in our streets then just like nobody cares about spectrum pollution in the Sahara dessert nobody will really bother with the South African wasteland. Violence and crime is the number one crises facing South Africa, it can only be solved by giving each person UnlimitedBandwidth. The increase in switching frequency to 100meg on InfraRedLeds was a physics breakthrough in the quest to protect the electromagnetic spectrum because it allows for high speed data using FreeSpaceOptics.

How infinite bandwidth will revolutionize our world Edit

http://en.wikipedia.com/George_Gilder. South Africa needs infinite bandwidth on the local loop or street level. Unlimited bandwidth for everybody will allow anybody to become their own broadcasting station. Which is something that NaspersProblem don't want to happen. Lucky for us they can't prosecute anybody for harming their business model as explained under LegalPerspective

Bandwidth allows situational awareness Edit

Unlimited bandwidth will allow automated threat recognition via (UavInTheNews), CctvCameras and ImageProcessing. Lets say for example you have been hijacked three times in your driveway because the NaspersProblem didn't want you to establish your community TelephoneNetworkRollout. But now you have finally seen the light and allowed that extra pole in your backyard for our WiMax,l MeshNetworking and FreeSpaceOptics network. This time you are leveraging the Unlimited Bandwidth by being in direct video and voice contact with a security guard who is helping you to face your fears. He is ready to respond and come to your assistance without you having to say or do anything. Don't you think the hijacker would rather go somewhere else?


Unlimited bandwidth allows the government control over infrastructure Edit

The corrupt metro and SAPS force are supposed to be the representatives of the government. Yet they are part of the crime problem giving information to criminals and taking bribes. With a CctvCameras and ImageProcessing networks on every street of South Africa, centralized control would be possible over infrastructure instead of the present situation where metro police are helping with the theft of city power cables. This is why we are unofficially supported in any road cutting adventures by council as explained under LegalPerspective.

Unlimited bandwidth makes anything possible Edit

Imagine a world where the entire planets population can tune in to your particular video telecast. http://www.youtube.com is an example of this but they can censor anything they want. By combining DsLam,WiMax, MeshNetworking and a community TelephoneNetworkRollout the bandwidth created allows you to become your own sensor free broadcaster using an OnionServer.

Sentech's 50Mhz Edit

Telkom, Neotel, Sentech and iBurst (through its holding company WBS) have previously been allocated WiMax spectrum, but many experts feel that not enough is done with this spectrum and that it should even be taken back in some cases. A use-it-or-lose-it policy is particularly relevant in the case of Sentech which has 50 MHz of valuable 2.5 GHz spectrum that is not really used.


notes1 Edit

Wimax has multipath dispersion issues and Qualcom believes it will never be a viable technology. LTE the standard promoted by the cell companies are much better than Wimax. The two standards can easily be merged since they both use Viterbi, Reed-Solomon, FFT and OFDM , but everything must go through standardising bodies and authorities which means we have to wait years to get decent 160meg per user bandwidth. Flash OFDM for example is right now being used in the Nordic countries , the specific OFDM routines tweaking has been patented and thus Vodacom will probably never be allowed to use it at a reasonable price.

Flash OFDM allows high speed mobile networks and doesn't have the multipath issues as under the Wimax standard. The technology isn't the issue, - this stuff works - , combine OFDM, FFT, Viterbi and Reed Solomon and we can have a 2Meg fully mobile illegal network in South Africa easily on any frequency. OFDM alone has over 1500 patents held by Qualcom and many other companies. They then have to engage in cross licensing and other legal hurdles which makes cost efficient ,unliminted bandwidth networks impossible.

South Africa is country with a collapsed legal system and such protection against going to jail that patents can be infringed apon with impunity via fronting companies that will take the best of these 1500 OFDM patents to deliver a 4G system. The patent holders won't be able to stop this because you can't go to jail for patent infringement only for trademark infringement.

We need to collectively finance the purchase of the FPGA IP cores , employ our own engineers and release code, Gerber files etc. for a mobile 4G basestation that will use the best patents from Wimax, LTE Flash OFDM. It isn't illegal to publish detailed source code and PCB Gerber files of a patent, it is only an infringement of the patent to make commercial products based on the patent. Note that the patent holder would still have to prove his case in court, having a patent doesn't mean it is valid, it only means the holder has the right to establish its validity in court.

With the designs released on the Internet anybody in the world with a cloud-coo-coo land legal system like South Africa would then be able to have their own 4G systems built. You won't be able to do this in Singapore for example but then again you won't need to, they have decent bandwidth.

notes2 Edit

If there were no patents on OFDM and other technologies used in Wimax and LTE we would have just like Linux the best possible 4G mobile bandwidth medium. Linux is the technological marvel that it is because it escaped the patent invation crushing regime that befaled hardware and math routines used to implement OFDM.

We would have cellphones that could stream via their inbuilt cameras a real-time image to an ImageProcessing - http://www.aimetis.com/Aira - server at your local Checkers. Park your car and clamp the cellphone to the nearest lamppost to watch the vehicle. The streamed footage is analized in realtime by the server doing facial recognition etc. Any attempt at opening the vehicle door and you are immediatly alerted by the AI software. Say for example you got out of the car with three kids, the AI will regonize that you are trying to enter the car without the kids etc.

INstead of the government spending billions of SAPS they will be able to spend it on ImageProcessing servers that will analize any person's video stream. Lets say a person in a squatter camp trying to protect his parafin stove, he pays for his own cellphone but the government pays for the software license that will do AI analysis on the video stream. We thus form a community/government partnership. All of this would leave Vodacom, VANSIES, Altron, IS, Neotel, Naspers and Telkom swinging in the trees of course, which is why the vast mind control from Naspers will never tell you about how 4G OFDM flash technology can be deployed without Vodacom.

Now imagine thousans of such cellphone devices on every single streat streaming teramegs to distributed ImageProcessing servers all over South - AFrica: Crimer problem will be ended. What if they steal the cellphone? They won't be able to because you can't steal five distributed cellphones in the same street at the same time mounted on posts you will be caught. To catch the criminals our reaction time must be faster then their escape time and distributed surveillance allows for this.

The technology is there but a combination of patents, ignorance and mind control from the NaspersProblem and Vodacom is preventing people from understanding this. Mark Shuttleworth and other millionares in South Africa would be able to finance this. And all we need is the source code , just like with Linux - just get the code. The OFDM, FFT routines are the issue not the FpGa hardware platform. What is the point in having Ubuntu Linux but no bandwidth? Mark we don't need yet another Linux distro, that won't solve anything we need unlimited 4G Wimax, LTE bandwidth! South Africa has a crime problem not a Linux problem.

Hijackings in the driveway Edit

The most hijackings take place as people leave and return from work. The EmbeddedPc in your car gets a DhCp lease from the MeshNetworking access point as you approach your residence in your vehicle. This allows a video stream of the surrounding area to be viewed in realtime in your vehicle. In addition the a security guard watches your vehicle as it leaves and enters ready to block a hijacker via a PatrolVehicle or to GuardRemoteCutoff.

Links Edit

See http://en.wikipedia.com/George_Guilder

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