Let's look at DASH7 (ITU 18000-7) for LA"s IoT Strategy

DASH7 is built upon the global standard ITU 18000-7, and there are two open Github codebases for the full stack at OpenDQ and OSS-7 from OpenMote and WizziMote. If Los Angeles were to build around this IoT specification, then new LA-based M2M companies would be the first to build a secure IoT city with sensor networks into the tens of thousands of nodes. Further, if the same network architecture were adopted for high data rate IP networks, then we would effectively close the digital divide with a broadcast architecture for Internet Protocol. Finally, our metro area TV stations need this development if they are to honor the "code of trust" with the public in which the TV stations hold the best life-saving TV frequencies, and which the FCC wants to take from public TV use for auction to cellular carriers (with a portion of the proceeds going back to the TV station for rescinding their rights to something they don't own...the public owns these frequencies, so the "incentive" in these Incentive Auctions is really an FCC bribe for the TV station to do what is not in the public's best interest). What's more important, a firefighter behind several walls inside a building, or a cellular subscriber saying "Can you hear me now?"


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  • commented 2015-04-29 09:12:02 -0700
    For the next hack night, let’s make hardware the new software. Please assemble all the chip level FPGA/ASIC, PHY/MAC hacks you know. We need to hack TV White Space (and Grey Space) with software defined radios and a Spectrum Bridge-like database lookup for available frequency.
    For the sw set, Roger McNamee theorized that the only way to unseat FB would be if a 3rd party peer to peer network were to emerge. So this concept should give the apps designers a view to what will be possible in future apps when we can finally experience what TCP/IP can really do!
    If we focus upon this mission, many new LA companies will emerge, and we’ll close the Digital Divide in South LA and globally, again, with an inherently secure network architecture with near-perfect Layer 2 MAC throughput, giving IP (or any other packet/circuit switching) a better road to run on.
    This will result to an overall system improvement for any network-connected device, and a telecommunications power shift that fills the void left by the 1984 divestiture of our public utility, by giving telecom power and privacy back to the public.
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