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Major Victory for GeoBroadcast Solutions - FCC Unanimously Approves ‘ZoneCasting’ NPRM
Date: 4/2/2024
Publication: Radio & Television Business Report

Video: Vint Cerf - A Brief but Spectacular take on the Future of the Internet
Date: 1/4/2024

New Consortium Funded to Strategize Wireless Innovation and Economic Development in the Midwest
Date: 11/20/2023
Publisher: University of Notre Dame

An interview with Dennis Roberson, the new Chairman of the Marconi Society.
Date: 7/14/2023
Publisher: The Marconi Society

2023 Marconi Society Awards Gala - October 27, 2023
Date: 7/12/2023
Publisher: The Marconi Society

Airlines foresee summer travel snafus over altimeter shortage
Date: 5/3/2023
Publication: Fierce Electronics

Happy Birthday, Guglielmo Marconi - The Marconi Society
Date: 4/25/2023
Publisher: The Marconi Society

Paul Steinberg Joins Roberson and Associates Press Release
Date: 2/20/2023
Publisher: Roberson and Associates LLC

Will Voice Commands Play a Role in the Deployment of Drones and Air Taxis?
Date: 8/16/2022
Publisher: Commercial UAV News’

AURA Successfully Demonstrates Critical Communications Links to Assure Safe Operations of Commercial Flights Beyond Visual Line of Sight
AURA Press Release
Date: 7/26/2022

CSMAC Starts Work With New Focus on 6G, Propagation Modeling, Ultra Wideband
Date: 7/18/2022
Publication: Communications Daily

Meet Dennis Roberson, Chair of the SpectrumX An NSF Spectrum Innovation Center External Advisory Board.
Date: 6/22/2022

Why is The NAB Oppossing Zonecasting?
Date: 6/8/2022
Publication: Radio Ink

SpectrumX announces initial External Advisory Board members and hosts first meeting
Date: 5/18/2022

Receiver Standards Can Help Address 5G, Aviation Interference Concerns, Experts Say
Date: 4/4/2022
Publication: RadioResource MissionCritical Communications

Rosenworcel says FCC will consider receiver NOI in April
Date: 3/2/2022
Publication: Urgent Communications

C-band hearing underscores 'failure to communicate' - Editor's Corner Monica Alleven
Date: 2/7/2022
Publication: Fierce Wireless

Receiver design cited as primary issue in FAA-FCC dispute over 5G deployments near airports
Date: 2/5/2022
Publication: IWCE Urgent Communications

US aviation industry airs C-Band concerns
Date: 2/4/2022
Publication: Mobile World Live

The House hearing on 5G and planes shows the ride is not over yet
Date: 2/4/2022
Publication: The Verge

Four takeaways from the House hearing on 5G in the C-band
Date: 2/4/2022
Publication: LightReading

FAA and AURA to Support Critical Communications in National Airspace
Date: 2/1/2022
Publication: yahoo! finance

The 5G / Aviation Crisis that never should have happened - Blog
Date: 1/19/2022
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

C-band costs rise as AT&T, Verizon unscramble cluster with aviation: Editors Corner
Date: 11/12/2021
Publication: Fierce Wireless

As digital inclusion programming grows, Marconi Society announces three new board members, major gift from Irwin and Joan Jacobs
Marconi Society Press Release
Date: 10/15/2021

Massive MIMO, adaptive beam forming spiff up 12 GHz band
Date: 9/24/2021
Publication: Fierce Wireless

FCC Receives New ZoneCasting Data
Date: 9/21/2021
Publisher: Radio World

ZoneCasting Test A Success In S.F. Bay Area
Date: 9/20/2021
Publisher: Radio+Television Business Report (Subscription Required)

CSMAC Expected to Relaunch in Coming Months
Date: 7/29/2021
Publication: Communications Daily

Groundbreaking Study Shows 12 GHz Band Will Supercharge 5G Deployment
RS Access
Date: 7/8/2021

Dennis Roberson will be a panelist at the ILIPA Artificial Intelligence: IP Policy & Innovator Perspectives (6/30/21)
Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance
Date: 6/16/2021
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

History of Cell Phones Explained by Dennis Roberson (2015)
Date: 6/15/2021
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

GeoBroadcast Solutions Gets FCC Approval To Test ZoneCasting FM Booster System At KSJO/San Jose
Date: 2/9/2021
Publication: AllAccesscom

FCC OK's A Bay Area ZoneCasting Field Test
Date: 2/9/2021
Publication: Radio=Television Business Report

FCC Approves ZoneCasting Field Tests on KSJO/San Jose
Date: 2/8/2021
Publication: Radio Online

GBS Will Test Geo-targeting in San Jose
Date: 2/8/2021
Publication: Radio World

Roberson Receives an Award from Nokia Upon their Completion of the Flightline Radio Network project for the DoD
Date: 11/19/2020

Communications Daily: 6G Coming - 5G Standard-Setting Delays Worsening, FCC TAC Told
Date: 6/5/2020
Publication: Communications Daily

Ligado Recon Petitions Have Backers, Critics
Date: 6/3/2020
Publication: Communications Daily

Ligado's Best Move Could Be Selling Part of L Band to Verizon
Date: 6/1/2020
Publication: Communications Daily

Xperi Says It's OK With a Geo-Targeting NPRM
Date: 5/30/2020
Publication: RadioWorld

FCC Ex Parte: Xperi now supports an FCC Review Of GeoBroadcast Solutions ZoneCasting Proposal
Date: 5/28/2020

FCC's Approval of Ligado Networks Advances 5G While Protecting GPS
Date: 5/6/2020
Author(s): Dennis Roberson
Publication: RealClear Defense

FCC Unanimously Approves Ligados Hard Fought 5G Request
Date: 4/24/2020
Publication: Forbes

Ligado OK Rejects 1 dB Interference Standard
Date: 4/24/2020
Publication: Communications Daily

Congratulation to Ligado on the FCC Decision to Approve Their Spectrum Application
Date: 4/17/2020
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Congratulation to New T-Mobile on their Closing
Date: 4/2/2020

Congratulation to T-Mobile/Sprint on Merger Win
Date: 2/27/2020
Author(s): Dennis Roberson
Publication: Linkedin

NSC Member Develops a Policy and Regulatory Framework for Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA)
National Spectrum Consortium
Date: 11/22/2019

Date: 5/20/2019
Publisher: FCC
Publication: FCC News Release

The future of wireless is coming to Chicago
Date: 8/21/2018
Publisher: Crain's Chicago Business

Dennis Roberson is the General Chair of the IEEE VTC2018-Fall Wireless, Mobile, and Vehicular Technology Conference held in Chicago August 27-30
Date: 7/1/2018
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Illinois Lost Ground in the R&D Race
Crain's Chicago Business
Date: 8/1/2017

Roberson and Associates Opens New Office in Washington, DC Area
Date: 5/2/2017

Motorola Phone History Explained by Dennis Roberson
Date: 2/27/2015
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

History of Cell Phones Video by Dennis Roberson
Date: 2015
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

History of Cell Phones Video by Dennis Roberson
Date: 2015
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Congratulation to New T-Mobile on their Closing
Author(s): Dennis Roberson
Publisher: Linkedin


39 Cellphones are Reported Stolen Everyday in Chicago
947 WLS
Date: 11/3/2017
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Dennis Roberson Wants "Kill Switches" on All Phones
WGN Radio: Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
Date: 9/27/2014

Policy: FCC Extends 3.5 GHz CBRS Comment Period
RCR Wireless News
Date: 7/30/2014

Smartphone Thefts Decline in Chicago after Apple Introduces iPhone "Kill Switch"
Crain's Chicago Business
Date: 7/30/2014

FCC Chairman Wheeler Announces Stolen Mobile Device Working Group Members
Benton Foundation
Date: 7/24/2014

FCC Announces Formation of the Technological Advisory Council
Date: 10/22/2010

Your Cell Phone Isn't Going to Kill You, Expert Says
NBC Chicago
Date: 7/15/2010

Public Safety

FTI and Roberson and Associates Offer To Assist States In Evaluating Draft FirstNet RAN Plans
Date: 6/8/2017
Publisher: Freedom Technologies, Inc.

Roberson Report: Commercial Networks Can Guarantee Priority Access to Public Safety
Date: 3/3/2011

Report Supports Shared Commercial, Public-Safety Network
RCR Wireless
Date: 2/8/2011

Key Report Finds No Technical Obstacles to Priority Access for Public Safety
Date: 2/7/2011

Public Safety Can Use Shared Network with Commercial Carriers: New Study
Date: 2/7/2011


The NTIAs LightSquared Directions, 6 Years Later, 14 February 2012 to 2018
Date: 2/14/2018
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Ligado Consultant Fires Back At Criticism Of PNT Advisory Board
Date: 7/27/2017
Author(s): Dennis Roberson
Publisher: TR Daily

Response to 5 July 2017 PNT Advisory Board Letter on Ligado Spectrum Proposal
Date: 7/26/2017
Author(s): Dennis Roberson

Ligado Is Ready To Launch A New Mobile Network. Will The FCC Let Them?
Date: 6/12/2017
Publisher: Forbes

"We also hired a world-class engineering firm, Roberson and Associates, to study how GPS can be protected" said Ligado President and CEO Doug Smith . . .
"Ligado Notches Another GPS Agreement Toward Midband Spectrum Plan"
Date: 12/14/2016
Publication: RCR Wireless News

Ligado Representatives Raise Questions about Harmful Interference Threshold
National Public Safety Telecommunications Council
Date: 10/16/2016

Globalstar Submits Responses to Microsoft Gaming Testing
TRDaily Online
Date: 10/14/2016

"Roberson and Associates, a highly regarded independent wireless industry consulting firm, investigated the ability of SmartSky's radio technology to seamlessly coexist with terrestrial Wi-Fi . . ."
"SmartSky's Patented Spectrum Reuse Radio Technology Receives FCC Certification, Unlocking 60 MHz of Nationwide Unlicensed Spectrum for Aviation Use"
Date: 9/28/2016
Publication: SmartSky Networks

Finalized Roberson Testing Proves LTE/GPS Coexistence, Ligado Says
Date: 5/12/2016

Ligado Says Testing Shows That LTE Network Can Coexist with GPS
Date: 5/11/2016

In Push for FCC Action Ligado Releases Some GPS Receiver Test Data
Inside GNSS
Date: 2/29/2016

Cell Phone Companies Give the Government an Unexpected Gift: $44 Billion
Bloomberg Business
Date: 12/18/2014

Washington Starts Hunt for a 'Model City' for Wireless Experimentation
Washington Post
Date: 7/22/2014

Crain's Tech 50 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
Date: 9/23/2013

T-Mobile Challenges Verizon's Spectrum Claims
Date: 2012

It's a Wrap -- Gift Program is a Cut Above
Glenview Sun-Times (
Date: 12/13/2011

Microsoft Angles for Lighter U.S White Space Rules with U.K. Trial
TVB (Television Broadcast)
Date: 6/27/2011

4G Coalition Stumps for D-Block Auction
Broadcasting & Cable
Date: 9/20/2010

Ex-Motorola Execs Switch Sides in Public Safety Debate
POLITICO Morning Tech
Date: 8/25/2010

Former Motorola Exec Backs D- Block Spectrum Auction
Fierce Broadband Wireless
Date: 8/25/2010

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