Friday, 21 January 2011


Yawwwwn. Been pretty quiet on the xG news front recently. I guess everyone is waiting for the result of the trial (... the Army trial, not the Bohman v Kromka, xG v Chimay, or Woodyatt v Chimay trials). The agreed period was for 6 months, from 5th October 2010. To add some *glamour* :-P to the webpage I’ve added a countdown clock on the right to the deadline on 5th April 2011.

What happens after that? If the Army trial fails, my prediction is; nothing will happen. Literally nothing, because xG will be gone, finished. The money will have run out, and I can’t see Rick’s ‘generosity’ extending to keeping the company afloat when he can default on himself and award himself any 'assets’ that remain on the carcass. Should a miracle happen and the military ignore other advanced military radios (like ITT’s Spearnet) and go with xG, then my predicted timescale doesn’t change, as Mooers can still default on himself at any time.

The timescale seems accurate. xG have an events section on their website. It lists the events they plan on attending, or exhibiting in. It may be a coincidence, but there are no planned events after the end of the Army trial. In fact the major cognitive radio exhibition in the world is DySpan organised by the IEEE and it takes place only a month after the end of the trial on 3rd-6th May 2011. All the big boys will be there: Microsoft, Nokia, Ericsson, Toshiba, Alcatel, et cetera, et cetera. xG strangely aren’t down to attend. It may be that they think the IEEE will laugh at them, but for a company hoping to be the ‘world communications standard’ it’s a pretty glaring omission.

(In fact the IEEE are calling for papers about cognitive radio to present at the show. If xG want to be this ‘world communications standard’ then now’s their chance...)

The exhibitions they are planning on attending are more of the same old things they’ve been to without success in the past: CITA wireless, IWCE. These are exhibitions for local telephone suppliers, mobile broadband, voice video, data suppliers etc. Sure, most of the atendees will be switched on, but it's conceivably the sort of place where they may find a few people that don’t ask too many hard questions about cognitive radio. The kind of event that has previously won them massive deals, like Townes Telecommunications.

P.S. If you find all this talk of Cognitive Radios confusing then you are Marc Dannenberg. Here’s a nice cartoon to explain it all Marc.


  1. Another excellent post, thank you!

    I hope everyone saw the new excellent promotional video released by xG. If not you'll find it here:

    It should be tagged with "humor" and "craziness"

  2. Thanks Huang. Yeah I saw that video. That rollout REALLY went well huh?

  3. That's a TX-60. If I'm not mistaken, that hasn't been mentioned on their website for quite a while. They tout the TX-70 now.

    Anyway, the network in Florida was first fired up more than a year ago and they *still* have yet to demonstrate a capability that exceeds a $40 pair of GMRS walkie talkies from Walmart.

  4. A Drunk and a Viet Cong...just dumb.

  5. What happened to all handsets delivered to xG some years ago in connection to one of their many launches? Is it possible to buy one anywhere?

  6. Has xG FINALLY managed to shut Dannenberg up? Looks like that as a "A Drunk and a Viet Cong...just dumb" is the weakest we've ever seen from him.

    Or could it be he's realized and given up and now there's no more energy to hammer the shit out of his keyboard.

  7. You sick and stupid people don't really believe xG is a scam..sorry but your negative efforts will soon be vanished and for not, sorry. You won't be and are unable to stop the eventual success of xG, although you have done a good job so far. Your monetary efforts will be in vain, do yourselves a favour and go do something else with your stupid as time.

  8. 1. That something will happen with xG soon and that "we" will be sorry is something I've heard for years from the xG mob. the only thing that has happened is we've seen it collapse, completely
    2. Success? What will they succeed with?
    3. I have no financial interests whatsoever
    4. I'm proud though if just one person has sold or not invested by reading all the warnings. They're pretty happy today with xG at $0,12

    Get your act together and realize it's over.

  9. A pothead, balding, overweight, washed up stock boiler room hack. Just dumb...

    It's one thing to be a washed up stock broker. But a washed up boiler room hack??? Now *that* takes some effort!

  10. I've been searching for the classic pics with xg staff doing some tests on a parking lot but can't find them. Can anyone help?

  11. Slurp Slurp, keep sucking that xG dick.

  12. balding...bro you must be king of all retards...shaved head since 96...holy shit all of you anti xGers are for real dumbasses.
    6´3 230 and If I were washed up you wouldn´t still be sucking my cock now would you?
    Live in the real, anon.

  13. I've still got my pics from the Florida press trip...

  14. Rupert, what's your thoughts on xG today?