Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet

A buzz of excitement is in the air as everyone is making a push for 4G. Or at least what they suppose is 4G. Before I begin, it is good to note at this point, lest we forget, that these competing technologies are not yet 4G, as that seal of approval can only be bestowed by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations) which has indicated that WiMax and LTE, more specifically WiMax 2 (IEEE 802.16m), are indeed 4G, albeit not officially, according to the ITU. The ITU’s conditionality is simple: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM), effectively the same signal multiplexing inherent in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a descendant of CDMA Networks and speed capability demonstrable in achieving 100MBps and higher, a criteria neither of these technologies can achieve when the 4G Data Network is loaded to capacity.

In the US of A, Sprint and Clearwire, with whom they have a partnership, is also pushing WiMaX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access), a close cousin of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) protocol developed by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and like GNU Open Source, is an Open Architecture standard, meaning that it has components and parts made by different manufacturers around a common Open Architecture among Equipment Vendors, a dream of mine personally as an electronics circuit construction aficionado and Telecommunications consultant, specifically in the area of provisioning Fiber Optics, Municipal Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) Networks and Mesh Networks based on these two dissimilar technologies. Not to be outdone, AT&T and Verizon, both fierce competitors in the Broadband arena with their 3G as well as U-Verse and FIOS Fiber Optic Broadband services respectively announced a mere two (2) days later, to turn thing up a notch and push for higher speed in the Broadband by going LTE (Long Term Evolution). Read more about Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet