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Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, January 10, 2011

FCC Releases First Report On Wireless Trends

From the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission today released the first in a series
of reports by the Office of Engineering & Technology Laboratory which looked at trends in
cutting-edge wireless devices. 

The report showed the following:

· The number of wireless transmitters authorized by the FCC in 2010 was nearly
12,000, an increase of almost four times the amount from a decade ago. 
· A 700% increase since 2008 in the number of devices with three or more
transmitters, up from 7% of total devices in 2008 to more than 50% today.
Noting that new devices are becoming more useful and technologically advanced, the
report found that the number of new increasingly sophisticated devices entering the marketplace
with multiple transmitters, enabling access to 4G networks, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other types of
connections, will continue to present more options for consumers.

See the entire report here.

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