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Mobile VoIP – Obama’s Proposal Will Ease Strain on Networks

In an effort to ease the strain on the existing networks due to the unprecedented rise in mobile devices such as Apple’s iPhone, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum that commits the U.S. Government to free up almost 500 MHz of government and commercial spectrum to meet the growing demands of broadband and mobile access.
This proposal would mean almost doubling the airwaves available for new types of wireless services and increased broadband connectivity over the next decade.
Verizon Wireless President and CEO, Lowell McAdam commended the move for new airways to enable high-tech connectivity, and said that this would fuel broadband innovation, competition and job creation in the future.
Lowell McAdam also suggested that policy makers should not hinder this move by adding regulatory strings or obligations as it would defeat the basic purpose. He said that Obama’s call to harness the spectrum for the good of the American people is an opportunity to provide public safety organization with the incremental spectrum and funding that they so desperately needed.
By supporting President Obama’s cause, emergency service professionals would have the means to communicate with each other and also have access to an incredible new generation of wireless products, services and bandwidth that was responsible for transforming the face of the nation.
“We look forward to working with Chairman Genachowski, the FCC Commissioners and staff, and leaders on Capitol Hill to quickly bring this promise to reality.”Lowell McAdam said.
The memorandum still requires legislation to be actually implemented, but when and if it does, it is bound to trigger of robust investment, which would fuel innovation, and redefine the goals of wireless operators.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
In a related news item, at the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Verizon Wireless and Skype announced a strategic relationship that brought Skype to Verizon Wireless Smartphones in March, 2010. The new Skype mobile product enhances Verizon Wireless’ Smartphones for users who have data plans by offering a new way to call around the globe, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in the United States using Verizon Wireless.
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