wireless networks

Alarmist Media Reacts to Amazon Sidewalk Networking

 Sidewalk

Episode 1801

Amazon Sidewalk will begin operating on June 8th, and it's got the media sounding what Leo calls a scare tactic. What Amazon Sidewalk is, will be a wireless network for things like location tracking of tagged animals and devices and the white paper indicates Sidewalk will be private and secure. ItĀ uses Amazon Echo and Alexa to create a neighborhood-wide mesh network for being able to locate your devices.

Dish CEO Collecting Wireless Spectrum Frequencies, Starting 5G Network

Dish Network

Episode 1613

The founder of DISH Network, Charlie Ergen, has been quietly buying up wireless frequencies auctioned by the FCC and will start a fourth major cellular company behind AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint. Leo says thatĀ Ergen has been waiting for 5G to establish his network and is planning to spend more than $10 billion. Ergen says that what took other networks over ten years to establish, he can do in three.