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Emancipation Proclamtion

Emancipation Proclamation

Femtocell Technology full data potential of Apply iPhone 3GS with Ubiquisys G3 femtocell

Femtocell releases full data potential of new iPhone.

The Apple iPhone 3GS features HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) which has the potential for ultra-fast internet download speeds. The 3GS is rated at 7.2 Mb/s, which should provide a maximum real-world speed of around 6.86 Mb/s.

This video demonstration shows the performance of an Apple iPhone 3GS when teamed with the Ubiquisys G3 femtocell.

The first test measured the typical indoor 3G performance from the macro network. We then tested the same phone using the Ubiquisys G3 femtocell, and finally we tested the iPhone/femtocell in tethered mode via a laptop.

The results show that the Ubiquisys G3 femtocell enables Apples iPhone 3GS to reach 6.77 Mb/s download speed, releasing its full HSDPA potential.

Web 3.0

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

The Semantic Web is the extension of the World Wide Web that enables people to share content beyond the boundaries of applications and websites. It has been described in rather different ways: as a utopic vision, as a web of data, or merely as a natural paradigm shift in our daily use of the Web. Most of all, the Semantic Web has inspired and engaged many people to create innovative semantic technologies and applications. is the common platform for this community.

You can extend Make sure that your favorite semantic tool, event, or ontology is here!

ISWC2010 (Shanghai, 7 November 2010 Subevents: Cold2010,, SDoW2010, URSW 2010)
SWAT4LS2010 (Berlin, 8 December 2010)
LinkedDataFIA2010 (Ghent, 16 December 2010)
Jurix 2010 (Liverpool, 16 December 2010)
WIMS’11 (Sogndal, 25 May 2011)

The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.” It is a source to retrieve information from the web(using the web spiders from RDF files) and access the data through Semantic Web Agents or Semantic Web Services. Simply Semantic Web is data about data or metadata. Source: “The Semantic Web” by Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila, Scientific American, 2001

Shake Up Precedes 4G Meeting | Business | The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times

Shake Up Precedes 4G Meeting

The federal communications watchdog on Monday appointed Konstantin Chertkov as director of the General Radio Frequency Center following scandals over the distribution of fourth generation licenses.

Wi-Fi Looks to Keep the Mobile Internet Dream Alive

Is Wi-Fi the Future of Mobile Internet? Jeff Thompson, the CEO of Towerstream has been asking this question lately. And after seeing the results of a test Wi-Fi project in mid-town Manhattan, Thompson keeps coming back to the same answer: yes.
Thompson’s company has been testing the Wi-Fi network since early summer and has recorded days of more than 1 terabyte in usage and 21 million connections in one quarter. This is in one area of Manhattan while AT&T racked up 68.1 million Wi-Fi connections in the second quarter from its more than 20,000 hotspots nationwide.

What it suggests is that even with 4G on the way, carriers cannot keep up with the looming demand for mobile broadband. And as even more people adopt smartphones, which generate an estimated 50 times more data usage than feature phones, the crunch will only continue. Current projections are that half of U.S. mobile subscribers will have a smartphone by the end of next year.

The company is testing the Wi-Fi network using 802.11 N technology with powerful hardware from Ruckus Wireless that extend a wireless radio’s reach to 1,200 feet. Combined with Towerstream’s own broadband network, which can pump out 200 megabits per second, the company has a system that is faster and more capacious than cellular networks.

Some carriers such as AT&T are relying on their own Wi-Fi hotspots while others like Verizon have struck deals with Boingo to offer more wireless access. And all the carriers are turning to femtocells and UMA technology to extend coverage in home. But they’re aware that it won’t be enough, something that was very apparent at the Mobile World Congress in February.

Offering a wholesale option for Wi-Fi offload for carriers, especially in dense areas of big cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago or Los Angeles, holds special promise for improving network connectivity. Overworked 3G networks are already a headache in places like New York and San Francisco but it could be a more common problem elsewhere as usage goes up. Even with a network of hotspots, having an option to light up a general problem area could go a long way in bringing down complaints and keeping pace with demand.

Comcast recently rolled out 2,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots for its Xfinity customers in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware while Cablevision has launched Wi-Fi hotspots around the greater New York area. The growing reliance on Wi-Fi has implications for not just Towerstream but Wi-Fi networking vendors such as Ruckus, which provided the gear for Towerstream, and for BelAir Networks, which is building wireless base stations for wireless operators and cable companies such as Cablevision. Though much of the talk is turning to 4G these days, Wi-Fi is increasingly looking like a critical way to keep the mobile broadband boom alive.

Innovation is your only hope

Bill Gates and education:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Monday that it would be funding a $20 million, multi-year grant program to foster innovation in online instructional tools with a particular focus on community colleges. According to the New York Times, the Foundation will be joined by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and four non-profit education organizations in using technology to ultimately prepare more students for the high-skill job market.

There’s the idea of the hybrid. You’ve got to have effective teachers. The effective teacher is the most important thing. And yet how do you leverage their time so that kids are watching and trying things out (online), either out of school hours or when the teacher is with a small group of students?

Those hybrid models are really just beginning to emerge and be measured. Unless you get some really great content, the idea of just having the tool alone probably just has modest benefit. If you get the content right and widely available, then it has a much, much bigger impact.

There’s nothing that has emerged yet where all the schools are using a common set of content, and the amount of budget that K-12 school systems have for online stuff is pretty modest. We really need a nudge to get things moved in the right direction.

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