|03/15/10||DesignArt Networks Announces DAN3000 Base Station SoC Family|
DesignArt Networks announced its next-generation DAN3000 SoC family. With the new DAN3000 SoC platform, DesignArt Networks shattered current performance levels for mobile infrastructure SoCs -- driving deep into 4G LTE and IMT Advanced territory, enabling the deployment of pervasive multi-gigabit mobile radio access networks (RANs).
|03/11/10||Ethernet-based Microwave Equipment Market Poised for Strong LTE-driven Growth|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released its fourth quarter (4Q09) Microwave Equipment market size, market share, and forecast report. The report, published quarterly, tracks vendor market share and market size for TDM microwave equipment, dual Ethernet/TDM microwave equipment, and Ethernet-only equipment split by backhaul, transport, and access.
|02/16/10||Motorola MileStone SmartPhone Powered by Android Now Available at TELUS|
TELUS and Motorola today announced the availability of the much-anticipated Motorola Milestone in Canada . Motorola Milestone, powered by Android, delivers a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features in an innovative design that could only come from Motorola.
|02/16/10||Funkwerk selects Sierra Wireless HSPA AirPrime Intelligent Embedded Modules for Powerful, Mobile Broadband Wireless Router|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) and Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH announced that Funkwerk has selected the Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8790 HSPA Embedded Module to provide high-speed mobile broadband connectivity to the Funkwerk bintec RS120wu router. The bintec RS120wu router utilizes the AirPrime MC8790 module to offer speeds up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbps on the uplink and can be used as a primary and back up connection.
|02/15/10||New Sierra Wireless M2M Broadband Wireless Modem with Embedded SIM Bundles with Bouygues Telecom Pre-paid Airtime|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) announced the introduction of a new offer for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, in partnership with the innovative French wireless network operator Bouygues Telecom. Targeting industrial, sales and payment and security solutions, the two companies present a truly ready-to-use package which greatly facilitates the development, logistics and management of M2M solutions.
|02/15/10||HelloSoft Announces the Availability of Its VoIP Solution for LTE Devices|
HelloSoft announced the extension of its carrier proven VoIP and Voice Call Continuity (VCC) solution suite to future 4G-LTEdevices. HelloSoft's VoIP and VCC solution allows seamless handoff of voice calls between VoIP on the 4G LTE network and circuit switched voice systems that run on cellular 2G and 3G networks. Supporting VoIP over LTE (VoLTE) extends HelloSoft's recently released, award winning VoIP and VCC Convergence Client Software platform for Android mobile devices, which also supports handsets running Windows Mobile, Symbian and Linux operating systems.
|02/10/10||HSPA Acceleration: HSPA+ at 21, 28, 42 and Now 84 Mbps|
HSPA is on adrenaline; network deployments of
HSPA+ are rapidly increasing and throughput speeds are hitting new high
levels. 3G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the
GSM family of technologies including LTE, reports that 42 of the 303
HSPA operators worldwide have upgraded their networks to
HSPA+ . HSPA technology has received widescale support from leading
manufacturers; one vendor recently announced plans to showcase live
demonstrations of HSPA+ at peak theoretical throughput rates of 84 Mbps at the upcoming 2010 Mobile World Congress
|02/04/10||3GPP Mobile Broadband Innovation Offers Operator Choices on the Path to 4G|
3G Americas announced that it has published its highly anticipated resource report on 3rd Generation Partnership Project ( 3GPP) standards and their evolution to IMT-Advanced, or 4G. The white paper, " 3GPP Mobile Broadband Innovation Path to 4G: Release 9, Release 10 and Beyond: HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced ," provides in-depth examination of 3GPP technology standards from a technical, business and applications standpoint.
|01/22/10||TELUS Deploys SmartTrust Over-the-Air Platform to Support Migration to HSPA+ Network|
TELUS announced it has chosen SmartTrust's
advanced Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and device management platform to
help it introduce advanced offerings to its subscribers in the coming
|01/14/10||T-Mobile USA's Neville Ray Re-Elected as 3G Americas' Chairperson|
3G Americas announced the re-election of Neville Ray, senior vice president of
Engineering and Operations for T-Mobile USA, as Chairperson of the 3G
Americas Board of Governors for 2010.
|01/11/10||Lineage Power Awarded $2.4M Grant by U.S. Dept. of Energy|
Lineage Power Corporation announced that it is the recipient of a
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) $2.4 million research and development grant
to develop technologies that minimize the power loss and heat generation
that occurs as electricity moves through the ever-growing wired, wireless
and broadband service provider infrastructures.
|01/08/10||Innowireless' LTE Technology Showcased by LG Electronics at CES 2010|
Innowireless Co., Ltd. announced that its technology for long-term evolution user equipment (LTE UE) was successfully showcased by LG Electronics (LG) at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
|12/24/09||New 4G/LTE Broadband Wireless Network Goes Live in Stockholm|
TeliaSonera's mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm is now
the fastest and largest in the world. Carl-Henric Svanberg, President
and CEO of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is excited about this historical
moment. "The new era of mobile broadband has just begun today. With
LTE, so-called 4G, your mobile broadband experience is moving to
unequalled levels. The LTE speed gives you an absolutely effortless
feeling of broadband access."
|12/24/09||The Invicta Group Has Been Selected to Develop a Unique Sales Group for Clearwire|
Invicta Group, Inc. has signed an independent sales organization agreement to develop a unique sales group to help launch the ALL NEW 4G WiMax product into the CHICAGO marketplace. The company will be seeking independent business relationships, sales reps, team leaders and managers to build and grow our enterprise with this revolutionary, breakthrough, and cutting-edge technology -- High Speed Wireless MOBILE Internet.
|12/22/09||3G Americas Publishes Report on LTE SON Self-Optimizing / Self-Organizing Networks to Improve Network Management|
3G Americas announced that it has published an educational report titled, "The Benefits of SON in LTE" , to increase understanding of the
improvements in network management that have been developed through 3GPP
standards -- Release 8, Release 9 and beyond.
|12/17/09||Sierra Wireless Announces New Release of Machine to Machine (M2M) Studio Integrated Broadband Wireless Development Environment |
|12/15/09||Swisscom Tests Broadband Wireless HSPA User Experience With Dyaptive|
Dyaptive Systems Inc. announced the selection and purchase of the Dyaptive DMTS-9000 UMTS/HSPA Network Load and Performance Test System by Swisscom. With every new network software release, this leading Swiss operator will use the DMTS-9000 Test System to characterize Node-B and end-to-end network performance in order to measure end-user experience in a controlled lab environment.
|12/14/09||World's First 4G/LTE Broadband Wireless Network Goes Live in Stockholm|
TeliaSonera's mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm is now
the fastest and largest in the world. Carl-Henric Svanberg, President
and CEO of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is excited about this historical
moment. "The new era of mobile broadband has just begun today. With
LTE, so-called 4G, your mobile broadband experience is moving to
unequalled levels. The LTE speed gives you an absolutely effortless
feeling of broadband access."
|12/07/09||Evolving Systems Puts DSA in the Spotlight at 3G Middle East Telco World Summit 2009|
Underlining the strength of its ongoing
commitment to the Middle East region, Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL) will be showcasing its pioneering
Dynamic SIM Allocation solution (DSA) at this year's 3G Middle East
Telco World Summit (Stand No 83, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7-8 December
|12/04/09||3G Americas Publishes Report on Key Advantages of LTE TDD for Unpaired Spectrum in the Americas|
3G Americas announced that it has published an educational white paper titled, "3GPP LTE for TDD Spectrum in the Americas." The report provides a top-level overview on the considerations for deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Time Division Duplex (TDD) technology spectrum in the Americas and recommends LTE TDD as a mobile broadband solution to utilize valuable TDD spectrum assets in the region.
|12/03/09||MoqiZone Announces the Commercial Launch of 802.16d WiMAX 3.5GHz Base Station in Suzhou, China|
MoqiZone (OTCBB: MOQZ) announced that its first wireless broadband
base station was successfully established in Suzhou. This is the first
commercial usage of a 3.5G WiMAX base station in China (3.5G WiMAX often
refers to spectrum ranging from 3.3GHz - 3.8 GHz).
|12/03/09||Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 307 modem launches on new Telefonica HSPA+ network in Spain|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced the Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 307 modem is now available in Spain for the new HSPA+ mobile broadband network operated by Telefónica. Initially offered in Madrid and Barcelona, Telefónica has announced plans to expand HSPA+ support to cover about 78 percent of the population by the end of 2010.
|11/30/09||EJL Wireless Research Forecasts 2009 Middle East Wireless Cap Ex Spending to Increase 6.4% to $9.5 Billion|
The Middle East wireless capital
expenditure spending is forecasted to increase 6.4% in 2009 after growing
42.2% in 2008, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research
titled "The Middle East Wireless Cap Ex Analysis 2008-2011."
|11/30/09||Bell Introduces the Award Winning Novatel Broadband Wireless MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot|
Bell announced the launch of the award winning MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL). The MiFi 2372 operates on Bell's new HSPA network and offers simultaneous Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five devices or users.
|11/18/09||GTM501 HSPA Broadband Wireless Module a Winner at GSMA's Embedded Mobile Module Competition|
Option announced that its GTM501, the world's smallest HSPA
module and one of Option's broadband wireless breakthroughs, has been
selected as the winner of the GSMA's Embedded Mobile Module
competition in the 'Best Embedded Module in the High-Bandwidth
Application' category. The announcement was made today at the GSMA
Mobile Asia Congress in Hong-Kong. This award validates the market
leading technology that makes the GTM501 the ideal 3G solution for
new generation Internet devices such as e-readers, small mobile
computing devices and connected cameras.
|11/11/09||Survey of Mobile Data Users Finds Combined Cellular and Wi-Fi Internet Access|
A new survey of international
mobile data users by Stoke and Trustive
confirms that many users believe that connectivity and access to the
Internet at all times is a priority -- even if bosses don't insist on it.
According to the survey, users select their mobile provider by price, but
high quality coverage is an essential. Users increasingly seek out Wi-Fi,
and favor operators providing combined cellular and Wi-Fi services.
|11/11/09||EJL Wireless Research Reports Global BTS Antenna Shipments Grew 11.9% in 2008|
The global BTS antenna market grew by
11.9% in 2008, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research
titled "Global BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2008-2013 1st
Edition." "The market remains dominated by sectorized panel antennas with
single band high band (1700-2600MHz) being the largest category," says
founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that
the BTS antenna market will experience a decline through 2011 before
recovery in 2012.
|11/10/09||Ericsson Selected to Supply Broadband Wireless HSPA+ Network|
Ericsson announced that it will provide Manitoba-based MTS Allstream a unique network solution to overlay its existing CDMA mobile network with HSPA+ technology. HSPA+ boosts network capacity and enables data rates of up to 21 Mbps which will significantly improve users' mobile broadband experience and increase data speeds across MTS Allstream's entire CDMA network.
|11/10/09||Dyaptive Systems Inc. Wins Multi-Million Dollar Broadband Wireless LTE Order|
Dyaptive Systems announced the receipt of an order to supply multiple Dyaptive DMTS-9200 LTE UE simulation systems, adding to its growing list of leading LTE infrastructure manufacturer customers. This order is the second major LTE win for Dyaptive this year and solidifies Dyaptive's position as the dominant supplier of multi-UE test systems for 3G and 4G Radio Access Networks.
|11/06/09||NuMobile, Inc. and Kaizen Communications, Inc. Present Broadband Wireless Commerce Technology Strategy for 4.1 Billion Messages per Day Market Place|
The two companies have jointly released an on-demand
Webcast discussing the acquisition strategy and more on Kaizen's
applications and technology for the mobile commerce industry. Kaizen is an
application provider for several markets including SMS, also known as text
messaging, MMS, which involves multi-media messaging, and IVR, interactive
voice response. Kaizen's technology provides real-time information updates
to keep consumers informed and provides valuable response and demographic
data back to companies.
|11/02/09||T-Mobile Czech Republic Introduces High-Capacity IP Backbone for Broadband Wireless Network |
Leading mobile operator T-Mobile Czech Republic and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that T-Mobile has deployed a new Internet Protocol (IP) backbone to provide a unified infrastructure for its Release 4 mobile architecture. As a result, 5,4 million T-Mobile customers in the Czech Republic can look forward to increased bandwidth and new voice, data and streamed multimedia services on an "anytime, anywhere" basis.
|11/02/09||SaskTel and TELUS Enter into HSPA Broadband Wireless Network Sharing Agreement|
SaskTel and TELUS announced they have entered into a broadband wireless network sharing agreement that will facilitate the rapid deployment of next generation wireless and data services through Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) technologies by SaskTel within Saskatchewan. Customers will enjoy the benefits of the most advanced wireless technology commercially available in the world, expanded network coverage, and access to a range of new and leading-edge wireless devices.
|10/28/09||IMT-Advanced or "4G" Technologies Under ITU Consideration|
The 3GPP Partners, which unite more than 370 leading mobile technology
companies, made a formal submission to the ITU on October 7, proposing that
Long Term Evolution ( LTE ) Release10 and beyond ( LTE-Advanced ) be evaluated as a candidate for IMT-Advanced .
|10/27/09||Bell Mobility to Launch Novatel Turbo Stick and MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot on Its New National HSPA Broadband Wireless Network|
Bell announced it will offer both the U998 HSPA+ Turbo Stick and the MiFi 2372 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL) when Bell Mobility's new state-of-the-art HSPA broadband wireless network launches in November.
|10/26/09||iPass Provides Enterprise Users in China Access to 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Network and Over 20,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots|
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) announced that iPass
customers now have access to China Telecom's new 3G mobile broadband
network and over 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in China. Both connectivity
options have been integrated into the iPass Global Network and are
available to the iPass customer base today. The 3G service is based on a
rapidly expanding EV-DO Rev A network that allows iPass users to take
advantage of dramatic performance improvements. iPass' Wi-Fi footprint in
China is now exceeded only by that in the United States, and the total
iPass Global Network now encompasses nearly 140,000 locations -- the
largest Wi-Fi footprint available from a single service provider.
|10/26/09||MediaG3, Inc. Announces the Launch of Imperial Wireless IW4G Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Service to Salem and Keizer, Oregon|
MediaG3, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDGC) announced
that/ it has officially rolled out under the Imperial Wireless brand IW4G's
super fast mobile broadband wireless Internet service to Salem and Keizer, Oregon.
Consequently, consumers and businesses alike can now access the Internet
wirelessly, at true broadband speeds at home, in the office, and on the go,
anywhere in the IW4G coverage area.
|10/22/09||200th Company Licenses WiLAN Broadband Wirelesss Technology Patents|
Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) announced that the Company has reached the significant milestone of 200 companies licensed. The 200th company to license WiLAN technologies, Ascom AB, is an international provider of wireless communication and security solutions
|10/15/09||Nortel CVAS Shows Latest Broadband Wireless Carrier TDM to VoIP Innovations at Supercomm 2009|
Nortel's solutions offer a number of benefits to service providers, including increased revenue potential, subscriber loyalty and stickiness; and the ability to offer "one-stop-shopping" bundled services to business and residential subscribers. These solutions leverage Nortel's deep carrier VoIP and telephony expertise and long-standing track record in transitioning TDM to VoIP services to help service providers deliver advanced IP services that improve the communication experience for consumers and businesses
|10/15/09||Zarlink's Timing Over Packet Products Support Critical Synchronization Requirements for 3G and 4G Broadband Wireless Internet Access Networks|
Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX:ZL) announced enhancements to its recently introduced Timing over Packet (ToP) products to support strict timing requirements for 3G and 4G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment. Zarlink's IEEE 1588 ToP products allow timing and synchronization information to be carried directly over packet networks, providing carriers with a real alternative to costly global positioning systems (GPS). Infonetics Research estimates the RAN equipment market will reach US$10.9 billion by 2013, from US$4.6 billion in 2008.
|10/13/09||Zoom Begins Volume Shipments of 3G Broadband Wireless-N Desk Router|
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (OTCBB: ZMTP) announced the first volume shipments of the Zoom 3G Wireless-N Desk Router,
Model 4501. Almost any 3G mobile broadband modem can be plugged into the
router to instantly create a WiFi compatible Hotspot for a wide range
of devices including Windows and Macintosh computers, the iTouch
and Blackberry, mobile phones, barcode readers, and game stations. The
desktop router is AC-powered and comes with a small power cube with a
built-in switching power supply.
|10/13/09||Cisco Announces Agreement to Acquire Starent Networks for Broadband Wireless Mobile Infrastructure Portfolio|
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and
Starent Networks (NASDAQ: STAR) announced a definitive agreement for
Cisco to acquire Starent Networks. Starent Networks is a leading supplier
of IP-based mobile broadband wireless infrastructure solutions targeting mobile and converged
carriers. The Mobile Internet is at an inflection point as IP-enabled
Smartphones and other connected mobile devices gain rapid acceptance.
Service Providers have been actively investing in this market as global
mobile data traffic is expected to more than double every year through
2013, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index.
|10/08/09||Clearwire Introduces CLEAR 4G Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Service to 25 Markets in the United States |
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) announced that it has officially rolled out plans to introduce CLEAR's super fast mobile broadband wireless Internet service to more than 25 markets covering over 30 million people in places such as: Atlanta and Milledgeville, GA; Baltimore; Boise; Chicago; Las Vegas; Philadelphia; Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro, NC; Honolulu and Maui, HI; Seattle and Bellingham, WA; Portland, OR; and Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls, TX.
|10/05/09||Solar Powers Remote Cell Towers in Arizona |
The entire GSM system has been re-engineered to a new standard called WorldGSM, and it requires less than half of the energy required by a standard transmitter. With that sort of savings, VNL was able to explore alternative fuels and battery packs, ultimately deciding that solar offered them the most utility.
|09/30/09||Exalt Shatters Price-Performance Barrier With New ExtendAir Microwave Radio Platform|
Exalt Communications announced its new ExtendAir microwave radio
platform -- a complete line of entry-level licensed and license-exempt
point-to-point systems that, for the first time, brings high-end
performance, range and features including native
TDM to the sub-$5,000 per-link category.
|09/29/09||Unwired Australia Selects DragonWave for Multi-Year Exclusive Supply Agreement in Nation's First 4G Mobile WiMAX Broadband Wireless Network|
DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI) announced a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with Unwired Australia to supply broadband wireless backhaul for the forthcoming Vivid Wireless Perth network. Vivid Wireless-Australia's first "4G" mobile WiMAX network deployment-will rely on DragonWave's Horizon Compact for backhaul connectivity of up to 200 Mbps initially.
|09/28/09||Anite and Azimuth Systems Collaborate on Broadband Wireless Testing for 3G Cellular Systems|
Azimuth Systems, Inc. announced
that the company has partnered with Anite to create a comprehensive test
solution that will enable users to perform cellular data throughput testing
with fading. The addition of fading capabilities provides more robust
testing, replicating propagation conditions that mobile devices encounter
and must accommodate in everyday use. Furthermore, the integration and
automation of Azimuth's ACE MX Universal Channel Emulator with Anite's
SAS test platform can substantially expand operator test coverage as
numerous conformance, performance and interoperability test cases require
channel emulation. As this integration provides support of operator scripts
and enhanced tools, the overall speed at which tests can be performed is
increased as well.
|09/25/09||Gowalla iPhone Application Empowers Users to Explore, Discover and Share Locations|
Alamofire announced upgrades to
Gowalla -- a free, location-based application that rewards users for
visiting places with their iPhones. The public beta of Gowalla, which was
unveiled earlier in 2009 at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference
(SXSW) in Austin, is a true GPS-enabled, location-based social network
whose content base is created by its users on iPhone 3G and 3GS.
|09/24/09||Fullpower Introduces MotionX-GPS 7.1 Broadband Wireless Application for the iPhone|
MotionX Import gives users the power
to wirelessly import GPS tracks and waypoints into their iPhone MotionX
application. Users can import hiking trails, bike rides, running trails,
ski runs, sailing adventures, kayaking trips, points of interest (POIs), or
any other similar tracks or waypoints. In addition, MotionX-GPS 7.1 also
allows users to wirelessly import GPS data from social networking websites
directly into the MotionX-GPS 7.1 application.
|09/24/09||Synapse Wireless Joins Open Smart Grid Users Group to Promote Internet-enabled, Broadband Wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication|
Synapse Wireless announced that it has joined the UCA International Users Group (UCAIug), home to Open Smart Grid (OpenSG). The UCAIug is a non-profit users group comprised of organizations involved
in the electric utility industry that share a common goal of advancing
interoperability for the utility enterprise and Smart Grid.
|09/22/09||Ericsson's New Broadband Wireless Module Connects Next Generation of Networked Consumer Electronics|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) unveiled its new mobile broadband module
specifically designed to bring broadband wireless connections to a
new generation of consumer electronic devices. As demand increases
for the freedom and mobility which embedded broadband enables,
Ericsson's new consumer electronics (CE) module signifies a great
leap towards an all-communicating world.
|09/22/09||Stoke Enhances Mobile Broadband Wireless Gateway With Software Spanning Performance and Security Needs of 3G and 4G Networks|
Mobile broadband wireless gateway developer Stoke
Inc. today introduced a new software release enabling mobile broadband
operators to immediately support initial 4G/LTE deployments, while
enhancing the profit potential of their current 3G networks. Based on
extensive lab and commercial operator trials, Stoke has enhanced both its
StokeOS software and its SSX-3000 platform to address the specific
requirements of high availability, reduced operational expense, high
performance and end-to-end security in eNodeB aggregation.
|09/08/09||Kabira Technologies and Cisco to Discuss Monetizing Broadband Wireless User Behavior at 4G World|
Kabira Technologies, Inc. announced that Manish Gupta, vice president of global marketing, will deliver a case study on 'Monetizing the Mobile User Behavior' in Chicago, Illinois on the third day of the 4G World Conference, September 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm. Gupta will be joined for this session by Kittur Nagesh , director of service provider marketing, mobility systems for Cisco.
|08/31/09||WiMAX Broadband Wireless Equipment Market Jumps 12% in 2Q09; Defies America's Recession with More Than 140 Million WiMAX Subscribers Worldwide by 2013
Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released the second quarter (2Q09) edition of its WiMAX Equipment, Devices, and Subscribers market share forecast and research report.
|08/27/09||Palm Pre Smart Phone Now for Sale from Bell Mobility|
The Palm webOS platform takes multi-tasking to a new level. Customers
will love the ability to run multiple applications such as Internet, text
messaging, email and music at the same time, and move easily between them
using natural finger gestures. When they no longer need the item, they can
close an activity by simply flicking it off the top of the screen.
|08/27/09||Nortel and LG Electronics Complete World's First 3GPP Compliant Active Handover Between CDMA and LTE Networks|
Nortel (OTCBB:NRTLQ) and LG Electronics have demonstrated the world's first 3GPP standards compliant active handover of a data transmission between a LTE network and a CDMA network. The demonstration showed that online activities like video downloads, web surfing, and VoIP calls can be maintained when a mobile data user moves between LTE and CDMA coverage zones. Nortel's CDMA business and LTE Access assets are the subject of an asset sale agreement with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson set to close in the fall of 2009.
|08/27/09||DDS Wireless Signs $7.0 Million Contract With Taxi Dusseldorf eG|
DDS Wireless International Inc.'s (TSX:DD) Taxi business unit, Digital Dispatch, announced that it has signed a contract for approximately $7.0 million with one of Germany's leading Taxi cooperatives, Taxi Dusseldorf eG. The contract includes the implementation and licensing of Digital Dispatch's leading Pathfinder taxi dispatch system along with the Company's latest generation iMax 8000 mobile data terminals, and also includes a seven year service agreement for support and maintenance of the system.
|08/27/09||W-CDMA Broadbdand Wireless Equipment Up 21% in 2Q, Driven by 3G Rollouts, Smartphones, Data Card Upgrades|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released its
second quarter (2Q09) Mobile Infrastructure
and Subscribers market share and forecast report, which tracks mobile
subscribers and RAN, mobile switching subsystem, mobile packet core
network, and HLR equipment.
|08/24/09||EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Wireless Infrastructure Revenues Declined 20.9% YoY in Q2 2009 to USD $11 Billion|
The global wireless BTS infrastructure market revenues declined by 20.9% for the second quarter of 2009 to USD $11 billion compared with the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled "Global Wireless OEM Financial Results Q2 2009."
|08/20/09||GSM-HSPA Technologies to Reach 4 Billion Mobile Broadband Wireless Connections Worldwide|
3G Americas announced that GSM-HSPA is expected to reach 4 billion mobile connections worldwide in September 2009. This marks a major milestone for the industry, as no other technology innovation has ever reached a scale remotely close to its penetration level -- equivalent to more than six of every ten people worldwide.
|08/19/09||Xcellink Confirms Automated Wireless Electronic Funds Transfer System and Method Patent in India |
Xcellink International Inc. (OTCBB: XCEL) confirmed that it has been granted Patent #207687 in India titled 'Automated Electronic Funds Transfer System and Method' which covers the automated data interchange to achieve transactions between customers (buyers) and merchants (sellers) over local wired or wireless links, essentially extending coverage for Xcellink's US Patent # 7024385.
|08/18/09||Infonetics Research Reports that Mobile Video Phone Service Puts Mobile Video Services Out of Reach for Many Consumers |
Market research firm Infonetics Research released a new Mobile Video Equipment, Phones, Services, and Subscribers report, which tracks DVB-H, DVB-SH, 3G, MBMS, TdTV, FLO, and CMMB products and vendors, including Apple, LG, Motorola, Nokia, ONDA, RIM, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and others.
|08/17/09||Proxim Wireless Receives $5 Million Strategic Investment From SRA to Advance WiMAX and 4G|
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced that it has received an equity investment of $7.5 million, with $5 million coming from SRA OSS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SRA Holdings, Inc. of Japan, a publicly held company listed on the Tokyo stock exchange (JP3817), and the rest coming from existing investors (through a combination of new investment and cancellation of debt).
|08/14/09||Cellular Specialties Showcases Public Safety, In-Building Wireless Deployment Solutions at APCO2009|
Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI) will showcase its public safety in-building wireless solutions at the upcoming APCO2009 Annual Conference, August 16-19, Las Vegas, (Booth # 1217). The company's award-winning in-building RF design and installation solutions and services enhance mission-critical, emergency responder radio communications and support the U.S. Government's mandates -- derived from the 9/11 tragedy -- for unencumbered, in-building communications between outside support teams and in-building first responders.
|08/05/09||DAVE Wireless Selects Ericsson to Build Its 3G Broadband Wireless Network|
Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc.
(DAVE Wireless) announced that it has signed an exclusive multi-year
contract with Ericsson to design and build its 3G Universal Mobile
Telecommunications System (UMTS) network. The high speed packet access (HSPA)
network will give DAVE Wireless subscribers access to 3G smartphones and data
devices, as well as excellent voice and data services. The network is also
enabled with the capability of high speed packet access evolution (HSPA+) -
allowing for future mobile broadband services.
|08/03/09||Bell Announces Availability of Highly Anticipated Palm Pre SmartPhone|
Bell announced that the new
Palm Pre phone will be exclusively available in Canada at Bell Mobility
retail locations on August 27. Due to unprecedented demand, Bell also
announced that Canadians can reserve one of the highly anticipated phones by
pre-ordering now at bell.ca/pre, at Bell stores or at selected Bell retail
|07/31/09||Rogers Unveils 21 Mbps HSPA+ Broadband Wireless Network in Toronto|
Rogers Wireless announced it has begun the
Canada-wide deployment of a 21 Megabits per second (Mbps) high-speed HSPA+
(High Speed Packet Access Plus) wireless network, following the successful
expansion and doubling of speed of its high-speed network to 7.2 Mbps last
year. Starting in August, Rogers will progressively increase wireless network
download speeds up to 21 Mbps in the Greater Toronto Area, and expand quickly
over the coming months to other cities across the country.
|07/31/09||Agilent and Wi-LAN Enter Broadband Wireless License Agreement|
Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) announced Agilent Technologies, Inc. has signed a license agreement covering various wireless technologies including CDMA, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Bluetooth.
|07/30/09||Research Shows WiMAX Growing in India, Russia, Brazil by Demand for Broadband Wireless Internet Access and VoIP|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released a new report, WiMAX Equipment and Subscribers in Key Markets , which tracks targeted regions and countries that have strong potential for mobile (802.16e) and fixed line (802.16d) WiMAX markets -- either because they have huge populations, or the broadband demands of the population are not being met by existing technologies -- including the U.S., Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil.
|07/29/09||Globalive Wireless Awards Alcatel-Lucent Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Build High-Speed 3G Mobile Network in Canada|
Globalive is focused on launching a new national wireless operation,
serving consumers across Canada. In 2009 Globalive was awarded spectrum
licenses by Industry Canada after successfully bidding more than CDN $442
million in the government's Advanced Wireless Services auction.
|07/28/09||New 3.5G Broadband Wireless Internet Access Network to Be Deployed in Manitoba|
Rogers Wireless announced it has entered
into a shared 3.5G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network building
agreement with MTS Allstream Inc., which will provide customers of Rogers and
MTS Allstream with expanded 3.5G HSPA wireless network services in Manitoba.
Building a high-speed wireless network together is a cost effective way to
increase Rogers Wireless' mobile coverage in the province of Manitoba by the
end of 2010.
|07/27/09||Azimuth Systems Experiences Record Growth and Expansion Into the MIMO and Cellular Markets|
Azimuth Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless broadband test equipment and channel emulators, today announced that it has achieved record growth and expansion in 2009 thus far, setting the foundation for a record-breaking year for the company. At the heart of this growth is the company's continued momentum in the LTE, WiMAX and 2G/3G markets, which is largely due to the release of Azimuth's third-generation MIMO channel emulator, the ACE™ MX.
|07/15/09||Proxim Wireless Announces 600 Mbps/300 Mbps Product Lines for the 4G Broadband Wireless Backhaul Market|
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) announced its new 4G Backhaul product lines -- the Tsunami QB-8100 point-to-point (PtP) and the Tsunami MP-8100
point-to-multipoint (PtMP) . Both products exceed the International
Telecommunications Union's (ITU's) performance requirements for 4G. The new
Tsunami product family combines MIMO and OFDM technologies with Proxim's
Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) to provide PtP and PtMP backhaul
for carriers, WISPs and government entities.
|07/09/09||Huawei and ZTE Cause Major Shakeup in Mobile Broadband Wireless Infrastructure Market|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released the 1Q09 edition of its Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers market share and forecast report. Highlights from the market research report follow.
|07/09/09||Ericsson and SMART Announce High-Speed Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Access in the Philippines|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is enabling high-speed mobile broadband
services for consumers in the Philippines through a contract with
SMART, the country's largest operator. Ericsson is providing
broadband technology based on WCDMA/HSPA to upgrade the operator's
nationwide GSM network. This is the first commercially deployed HSPA
network for the 850MHz band in Southeast Asia.
|07/07/09||Ericsson Signs $1.7 Billion Worth of Broadband Wireless Contacts in China|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) signed framework agreements on 2G/3G
mobile communication equipment and related services for 2009 with China Mobile and China Unicom, valued at USD $1 billion and USD $0.7 billion respectively.
|07/06/09||EJL Wireless Research Reports Huawei as #1 Base Station Supplier for 2008|
The global base station market grew by
27.8% in units in 2008, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless
Research titled "Global Base Station Market Analysis and Forecast,
2008-2013, 5th Edition." "The GSM/EDGE base station market again outpaced
our projections from a year ago while WCDMA shipments were on target with
prior year forecast," says founder and President, Earl Lum.
|07/06/09||3G Americas Publishes Report on Broadband Wireless Smart Antennas Using MIMO Technologies|
3G Americas announced that it has published an educational report titled,
MIMO Transmission Schemes for LTE and HSPA Networks as a tool to
increase awareness of smart antenna systems -- also known as multiple-input
multiple-output (MIMO) technology -- and help guide their deployments in
HSPA and LTE networks within 3GPP's specifications and technology
standards. The 3GPP evolution continues to be the leader in standardizing
the most advanced forms of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas.
|06/26/09||Wireless Companies Achieve Breakthrough in Broadband Wireless Data Services With Successful Implementation of Automatic Network-to-Network Mobility|
KT Corporation of Korea and Stoke, Inc.
announced they have succeeded in implementing seamless network handover
between multiple mobile data network types. The achievement provides a
solution to one of the growing challenges to mobile data operators:
improving the customer experience while optimally managing traffic.
|06/24/09||Ericsson Powers Broadband Wireless Interactive TV Service for Ucom in Armenia|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) is bringing high-quality, interactive TV to
viewers in Armenia through a deal with operator Ucom. Ericsson will
deliver its IPTV solution including GPON technology in the first
contract of its kind.
|06/23/09||Casio Licenses Wi-LAN Wireless Technology|
Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) announced that Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (Casio) has signed a multi-year running royalty agreement covering Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and CDMA products. The specific terms of the agreement are confidential.
|06/23/09||Ericsson Confirms First LTE License Agreements|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) confirmed it has signed license agreements for LTE essential patents. Ericsson is a strong advocate for reasonable aggregated royalties and holds the industry's strongest LTE patent portfolio. Ericsson is now taking the lead in establishing an industry practice to promote healthy market growth. This builds on Ericsson's present global licensing program for GSM/WCDMA, now composed of more than 80 agreements and generating significant revenue.
|06/17/09||Scottsdale, NewPath Networks Move Forward With Broadband Wireless Infrastructure Improvement Plan|
NewPath Networks announced
approval by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, of NewPath's proposal to
implement a multi-carrier DAS wireless network in the City. The approval
includes a wireless communications fee agreement by which NewPath will pay
Scottsdale for use of the public rights-of-way. Major wireless service
providers will utilize the NewPath multi-carrier DAS network to provide
enhanced voice and data services for their Scottsdale-area subscribers.
|06/11/09||ANADIGICS' Innovative New WCDMA/HSPA Family of Power Amplifiers Simplify 3G Mobile Device Design|
ANADIGICS , Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) announced the launch of a new family of WCDMA/HSPA power amplifiers (PAs) that incorporate daisy-chainable RF power couplers enabling simplified design of 3G handsets , data cards, modems and other types of UMTS subscriber devices. Leveraging its industry-leading HELP3 technology, ANADIGICS' new integrated power amplifiers deliver both the high output power and linearity required by advanced 3G networks, but with minimal battery current consumption.
|06/10/09||Stoke and Net One Systems Provide Mobile Broadband Gateways to NTT DOCOMO|
Stoke, Inc. and Net One Systems Co., Ltd., Japan's leading networking and
systems integration provider, today announced they have been selected by
NTT DOCOMO Inc. for their commercial service.
|06/10/09||3G Nationwide Broadband Wireless Internet Access With No Annual Contract|
Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM) announced the
launch of Broadband2Go, a 3G nationwide wireless Internet service without
an annual contract, monthly subscription or activation fee. With
Broadband2Go, Virgin Mobile USA extends the popularity of prepaid cell
phone service, which the company transformed, to online access.
|06/02/09||Exalt Announces EX-s Series Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radio Systems Designed for IP/LTE Migration|
Exalt Communications announced availability of the EX-s Series GigE carrier-class, split-mount microwave radio systems for the 6 to 40 GHz ANSI/FCC and ITU/ETSI licensed bands. These point-to-point systems offer mobile operators, government agencies and enterprises new levels of backhaul flexibility and functionality, enabling smooth, low-cost TDM to IP migration and supporting mobile network evolution from 3G to HSPA/4G/LTE.
|05/18/09||MTS Internet To Go Plan Offers High-speed Internet Customers Unlimited Wi-Fi and EVDO Access|
MTS Allstream Inc. is pleased to announce the new MTS Internet To Go plan that gives MTS residential and business high-speed Internet customers unlimited access to Wi-Fi and EVDO (evolution data optimized) where coverage exists in Manitoba and throughout Canada.
|04/27/09||Ericsson and MobiCom Bring Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Service to MONGOLIA|
Mongolian operator MobiCom has launched
the first high-speed mobile
broadband wireless network in the country, powered by HSPA technology from
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ). The launch enables MobiCom to introduce
mobile broadband services to its subscribers across Mongolia,
starting in the capital Ulaanbaatar where about 40 percent of the
country's 3 million inhabitants live.
|04/27/09||China Mobile, China Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent Sign $1.7 Billion Framework Agreements for 2009|
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:
ALU) announced that it has inked two framework agreements valued USD $1.7
billion in total with China Mobile and China Telecom, to provide network
upgrades, integration and maintenance services in 2009. As the leading
operators in China, China Mobile and China Telecom were granted 3G licenses in
January 2009, for TD-SCDMA and CDMA/EV-DO technologies, respectively. The
agreements were secured through Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's
Chinese flagship company.
|04/06/09||Stride Rite Deploys iPass Retail Office and Broadband Wireless Connectivity to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency in More Than 350 Locations Nationwide|
iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) announced that Stride Rite has standardized on iPass Retail Office and Broadband Wireless Primary
Service options throughout its more than 350 U.S. stores. The Retail Office
service gives Stride Rite complete managed network access -- enabling its
locations to be Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant -- and provides
seamless connectivity while controlling wide-area network (WAN) expenses.
The Wireless Primary Service option allows Stride Rite to stay connected
through iPass-provided 3G connectivity.
|04/02/09||Broadband Wireless Operators Begin to Focus on Building Green Communications Towers|
Broadspot World Wide Wireless announced that its CEO Nyhl Henson will moderate the "Is Your Tower
Green Enough?" panel at the CTIA's Tower Technology Summit in Las Vegas on
Thursday, April 2, 2009.
|04/01/09||Nortel Launches New Technology to Reduce GSM Broadband Wireless Power Consumption|
Nortel (TSX:NT) announces Smart Power Management Software that helps reduce radio network power consumption in GSM networks and delivers significant energy and cost-savings for mobile operators. Power reductions that can be achieved through this solution were demonstrated in a trial conducted in February 2009 with the world's largest mobile operator, China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC).
|03/26/09||Magneti Marelli Selects Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules for Broadband Wireless Telematics Product for Fleet Management|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced that Magneti Marelli has selected Sierra Wireless mobile broadband embedded modules with EMConnect firmware features for integration into its telematics products developed for safety, entertainment and satellite navigation applications.
|03/24/09||Ericsson Signs Broadband Wireless Contracts with China Unicom to Build WCDMA Networks in 15 Provinces in China|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by China Unicom to supply
WCDMA networks and services for 15 Chinese provinces. The networks
will enable tens of millions of subscribers to enjoy rich, high-speed
3G mobile communications.
|03/24/09||FMC and Femtocell Equipment Markets Gain Ground in Weak Economy|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released the first edition of its biannual FMC and Femtocell Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers report this week.
|03/20/09||Ericsson and Mobilkom Austria Launched a Broadband Wireless HSPA Network in Austria|
commercially activated its enhanced mobile-broadband services powered by
HSPA Evolution. HSPA Evolution, commercially marketed as
HSPA+ by mobilkom austria, boosts network capacity in and enables
peak data rates of up to 21Mbps, significantly improving users'
|03/17/09||Broadband Wireless Subscribers Still Spending Green on St. Patty's Day|
Market research firm Infonetics Research released the fourth quarter (4Q08) edition of its Mobile Broadband Cards, Routers, Services, and Subscribers report last week.
|03/09/09||Ericsson to Build Broadband Wireless 3G Network in Turkey|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a contract with Turkcell, leading
communication and technology company of Turkey , as the main supplier
to build a complete WCDMA/HSPA broadband wireless network and a range of related
services. The deal will enable Turkcell to launch high-speed mobile
broadband services, such as high-speed mobile internet and other
advanced multimedia services, across Turkey.
|03/09/09||CCID's Latest 3G Market Report Positions ZTE as Clear Leader in China|
CCID disclosed recently in an industry report entitled "Local Vendors Stand out in China's 3G Equipment Market" that the rapid deployment of 3G networks in China will eventually result in the creation of about 660,000 3G carrier frequency by mid this year. This will make China the country with the largest 3G network construction in the world.
|03/06/09||2008 Broadband Wireless Mobile Base Station Contracts Reach 550, Led by Nokia Siemens Networks|
Total contracts awarded within the
wireless industry for 2008 reached 550 as activity surged in Q4 according
to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled Global Base Station
Contract Analysis Annual 2008 Review.
|03/05/09||Sierra Wireless AirLink Mobile and M2M Broadband Wireless Product Line to be Available in Australia|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) announced that the AirLink line of intelligent Mobile and M2M gateways will be available in Australia in 2009. Commercial shipments are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2009, and Sierra Wireless is featuring the AirLink product line in the company's booth at APCO Australia.
|03/05/09||Sierra Wireless Completes Acquisition of Wavecom's Broadband Wireless Chipsets|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) and Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM) confirmed that the cash payment to financial intermediaries for the ordinary shares and OCEANEs tendered into the offer launched in France by Sierra Wireless France, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Wireless, Inc., occurred on February 27, 2009.
|03/04/09||AT&T and Avaya Launch New Broadband Wireless Convergence Package for Business Users|
Businesses and organizations can now gain more control over mobile communication costs while providing workers with greater flexibility with a new offer from AT&T and Avaya. A new version of AT&T Mobile Extension combines Avaya's unified communications technologies with AT&T's qualified voice services and compatible wireless devices in a packaged solution with predictable monthly costs.
|03/03/09||Wealthiest Americans Take Full Advantage of 3G Smart Phone Broadband Wireless Features|
Even in a downturn, the wealthy are eagerly adopting the latest in mobile device functionality on smart phones like the BlackBerry and iPhone, according to the Luxury Institute 's just released WealthSurvey: The Wealthy & Mobile Devices -- Evolving Uses.
|03/02/09||Aruba Networks Releases New White Paper on Operating T-Mobile HotSpot@Home Over Adaptive Broadband Wireless LANs|
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN ), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced the availability of a new white paper, "The T-Mobile HotSpot@Home UMA Service on a University or Enterprise WLAN." Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) protocol, an ITU/3GPP cellular standard, is a form of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) in which a phone has a single number for both cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
|02/24/09||Antenna Software Debuts First Mobile Instant Messaging Solution Integrated With a Mobile Broadband Wireless Platform|
Antenna Software announced the launch of AMP IM, the first cross-platform, ready-to-deploy mobile instant messaging (IM) solution built specifically for the mobile workforce. With enterprise-grade security and support across multiple devices, AMP IM empowers workers in the field to collaborate with each other in an asynchronous manner, leading to significantly improved knowledge sharing and increased effectiveness.
|02/23/09||EJL Wireless Research Presents Detailed Analysis and Forecast for Broadband Wireless Multi-Std Radio Base Station (MSR-BTS) Market|
With each of the top three mobile infrastructure OEMs introducing multi-standard radio base stations, the wireless industry is looking towards a future where base stations can handle multiple air interface standards in a single, highly efficient module. Ericsson and Huawei have launched their MSR-BTS product lines to support easy upgrade from HSPA to LTE.
|02/18/09||Octasic Announces Its First Software Defined Radion Solution for GSM/EDGE Basestations|
Octasic Inc. announced its first Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for GSM, EDGE and EDGE Evolution Base Transceiver Station (BTS) applications. Vocallo BTS is the first product of Octasic's recently announced wireless program that uses its groundbreaking Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology.
|02/18/09||Nortel Focused on Creating a Broadband Wireless Experience for Early Entrants to the LTE Market|
Nortel (TSX:NT)(OTCBB:NRTLQ) LTE technology is taking wireless communications to a new level allowing for the delivery of real-time applications over mobile devices. Nortel has developed LTE solutions that can make applications like video-calling, multi-player gaming and a host of other web 2.0 apps as accessible on mobile devices as they are at home or in the office. Nortel's solution is in live trials with major operators as the company prepares to support early entrants to the LTE market.
|02/17/09||Sierra Wireless Supports OEM Customers with HSPA+ Embedded Broadband Wireless Module|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) introduced the MC8700 module, the company's first embedded module for HSPA+ networks. The Sierra Wireless MC8700 module is designed specifically to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a superior go-to-market solution that takes advantage of the fastest mobile broadband data speed available worldwide.
|02/16/09||Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Computers to Gain New Level of Integration With Broadband Wireless Smartphones|
Lenovo and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM) announced that the two companies will work together to promote new Lenovo mobile solutions that will help on-the-go business users enhance their mobile computing and communications experience through tighter integration between Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computers and BlackBerry smartphones.
|02/13/09||Nortel Completes World's First LTE TDD 4G Broadband Wireless Demonstration in China|
Nortel (TSX:NT) has successfully completed the first end-to-end video streaming session using a Time Division Duplex (TDD)-based Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, working with commercial grade LTE Base Station and device prototypes in China. This is an important milestone in the development of next generation wireless services for TD-SCDMA mobile network deployments in China, as well as advancing the deployment of LTE for service providers using TDD spectrum.
|02/13/09||Ericsson Announces Evo RAN for Sustainable Broadband Wireless Networks|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is introducing Evo RAN, a Radio Access Network (RAN) solution enabling operators to run GSM, WCDMA and LTE as a single network. This future-proof and sustainable mobile network solution is the most efficient and comprehensive on the market and simplifies network management, lowers costs and reduces power consumption. The solution also includes a new common network controller, the Evo Controller 8000.
|02/10/09||Wavesat Selects Azimuth Systems' ACE MX for Testing of Its Broadband Wireless Family of Products|
Azimuth Systems, Inc. announced that Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, has selected Azimuth's ACE MX Universal Frequency MIMO Channel Emulator for testing of its Odyssey broadband wireless product family. Combining industry-leading channel emulation capabilities in a flexible and scalable solution, the ACE MX will enable Wavesat to conduct efficient, automated and repeatable testing of its semiconductor solutions -- ensuring high quality performance and significantly improving the costs and time associated with testing.
|02/09/09||Network Intelligence Supercharged for Mobile Broadband & Next Generation Wireless Networks at 40Gbps|
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) announced the launch of the Allot Service Gateway Sigma (SG-Sigma). With 40 Gbps of throughput and fully attuned to 3G
and 4G/LTE networks, the SG-Sigma is designed to enable network operators to
generate additional revenue streams and increase subscriber Quality of
|02/04/09||Azimuth Systems Delivers Universal Frequency MIMO Channel Emulator for Testing of LTE, WiMAX, and 2G/3G Broadband Wireless Technologies|
Azimuth Systems, Inc. announced the availability of the ACE MX
MIMO Channel Emulator, a purpose-built, enhanced testing solution
architected to meet the demanding needs of Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output
(MIMO) and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based systems.
|02/04/09||Southwest Concierge Launches Affordable Broadband Wireless Concierge Service Nationwide|
Now, anyone with a smartphone, PC, or Web-enabled
cell phone can access concierge and personal assistant services just like
the rich and famous do -- but at very affordable prices. With the current
economy adding stress to people's already overwhelmed lives, Southwest
Concierge, an Arizona-based company, is the first to offer concierge and
personal assistant services, nationwide, using this new technology.
|02/03/09||Fujitsu Expands Support for High-Speed Broadband Wireless Connectivity on Multiple Notebooks and Tablet PCs|
Computer Systems Corporation announced expanded support for
high-speed connectivity on multiple LifeBook notebooks and tablet PCs.
The LifeBook T5010, T1010, P1630 and T2020 convertible Tablet PCs join the
LifeBook U820 convertible mini notebook in providing built-in access to
AT&T's BroadbandConnect High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) broadband wireless network.
The LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC and the LifeBook E8420 notebook will support
EVDO in the second quarter of 2009.
|02/02/09||GIPS Demonstrates Real-Time Mobile Video With Customers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona|
Global IP Solutions (OSLO: GIPS) announced plans to demonstrate the power and growing adoption of mobile broadband wireless IP communications with its customers.
In GIPS' Mobile World Congress Hall 2, ongoing demonstrations
will be held throughout the conference, including a real-time Mobile video
application from Movial, a leader in Unified Communications products,
allowing users to conduct high-quality Mobile video calls. Using GIPS
VideoEngine, mobile application developers can utilize the best video
processing technology available on a mobile platform.
|01/22/09||Option Shipping Stylish New Wireless Router: the GlobeSurfer III|
Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) announced
that it is shipping a new 3G wireless router to mobile operators,
distributors and Value Added Resellers. Offering businesses and
households a versatile communications hub that creates an instant
Wi-Fi hotspot the GlobeSurfer III enables multiple users to share a
superfast HSPA broadband connection.
|01/19/09||Ericsson Announces Plans for First LTE Broadband Wireless Commercial 4G Network|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and TeliaSonera announced the signing of
a commercial LTE network. The roll-out of the 4G mobile broadband
network will offer the highest data rates ever realized, with the
best interactivity and quality. This network will cover Sweden's
capital Stockholm and the contract is Ericsson's first for commercial
deployment of LTE.
|01/19/09||Growth of 400% to 800% in Year-over-Year Traffic Forcing Mobile Operators to Upgrade to Broadband Wireless Technology Including HSPA, EV-DO, and WiMAX
A new whitepaper published by communications market research firm Infonetics Research examines 4 mobile broadband trends that are building up to a "perfect storm" in the mobile world, trends that present as many challenges as opportunities for mobile operators.
|01/16/09||Sierra Wireless Announces Opening of Cash Tender Offers to Acquire Wavecom in Friendly Deal|
Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) and Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM)
announced the commencement of cash tender offers in France and the United
States, by Sierra Wireless France SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra
Wireless, for all outstanding shares (including shares represented by American
Depository Shares ("ADSs") and OCEANE convertible bonds) of Wavecom.
|01/08/09||Wireless Carrier BMV Holdings Announces $50 Million Investment Deal with Pension Giant OMERS|
Low-cost wireless carrier BMV Holdings announced that OMERS Private Equity, the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, has signed an agreement to invest up to $50 million in the business. BMV will launch value-priced wireless services to Canadians in specific markets in Ontario and Quebec during the third quarter of 2009.
|01/05/09||Octasic Provides Echo Cancellation for ZTE Corporation's 3G Wireless Products|
Octasic Inc. announced that it is expanding its business
with ZTE Corporation to provide echo cancellation and voice quality
enhancement (VQE) solutions. ZTE Corporation's 3G Platform Division has
selected Octasic's OCT6100 devices for integration into its high-density
Base Station Controllers (BSC) for GSM networks.
|01/04/09||W-CDMA Macro RAN Equipment Up 50% Year-over-Year as China's 3G Rollouts Continue|
Infonetics Research released its third quarter (3Q09) Mobile Infrastructure
and Subscribers market share and forecast report, which tracks mobile
subscribers and macro radio access network (RAN), mobile switching
subsystem, mobile packet core network, and home location register (HLR)
|12/28/08||Mobile Connections Reach 4 Billion Worldwide|
3G Americas announces that a historic milestone was achieved for the wireless
industry in December 2008 with 4 billion connections to mobile devices
worldwide. This estimate by Informa Telecoms & Media represents 60% of the
entire global population today. In some countries, millions of people are
now experiencing connectivity to the world for the first time through
wireless and changing their economic, social and political fortunes
|12/23/08||EJL Wireless Research Reveals Chinese Wireless OEMs Captured 49% of China Telecom CDMA Tender|
Chinese wireless equipment vendors Huawei
Technologies and ZTE were the two largest winners for the China Telecom
CDMA network tender, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless
Research titled China Telecom CDMA Network Tender Analysis.
|12/19/08||Seamless Optichron DPD Development Tool Suite Covers 700 MHz to 3.7 GHz Broadband Wireless Transmitters|
Optichron, Inc. announced availability of its suite of three integrated
tools, including a common GUI to ease evaluation, development and migration
to production for developers of radio transmitter cards using Optichron
crest factor reduction (CFR) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) solutions.
|12/18/08||Nortel Teams With American Samoa Telecommunications Authority to Bring 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet to Island Residents|
Whether customers of American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) are fishing off the coast of Tutu'ila or working in the office in Pago Pago, they now have access to ultra-fast mobile broadband thanks to a network expansion with a Nortel (NYSE:NT) CDMA solution. Now, more than 80 percent of households subscribing to services provided by ASTCA have access to affordable, ubiquitous coverage, available across the five main islands of American Samoa, including some of the most remote and challenging areas.
|12/17/08||New Nortel IP Voice Core Drives GSM-R Momentum in Algeria and Lithuania|
Nortel (NYSE:NT) has launched an All-IP Voice Core solution for rail operators based on the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) platform. The new solution provides robust carrier-grade voice core for GSM-R infrastructure delivering instant mobile communications benefits even at high-speeds. Nortel is now delivering the ATCA-compliant Voice Core in solutions for rail operators in Algeria and Lithuania.
|12/16/08||Vanu, Inc. to Launch MultiRAN Virtual Base Station (vBTS) |
announced the commercial launch of MultiRAN. MultiRAN is the first
commercially available RAN solution that enables active infrastructure
sharing through the utilization of virtual BTS platforms.
|12/15/08||Solar Power to Bring Broadband Wireless Service to Billions of People in 3rd World Countries|
By 2013, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) anticipates
that there will be some 6.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in the world,
compared to today's 3.7 billion. About 90 percent of growth is expected to
come from developing markets where more than half of the population lives
outside city limits. To build mobile networks in rural areas with no or
unreliable power grid means that the power challenge must be solved.
|12/10/08||Raketu Adds VoIP Support for Google G1 Android Mobile to List of Supported iPhone, Nokia, WinMobile and BlackBerry Mobiles|
Raketu released its Raketu Mobile for Google's G1 Android mobile. The new service allows anyone with a G1 using roaming data services or WiFi to connect to the Raketu mobile services to make phone-to-phone calls, send sms-text messages and email, send and receive instant messages, store and share pictures, and more, all without a download.
|12/10/08||Airspan Succeeds in First-Ever Multi-Band Mobile WiMAX Handover|
Airspan Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN) announced that it has
successfully demonstrated a unique, seamless, uninterrupted handover from
one frequency band on a mobile WiMAX network to another frequency band.
|12/09/08||Sierra Wireless Releases Linux Software Development Tool Kit for Broadband Wireless Modules|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced the availability of a new software development kit (SDK) supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) using the Linux operating system. This addition expands the company's suite of available SDKs for developers working on applications utilizing Sierra Wireless products.
|12/08/08||Ericsson and Telstra World's First to Deliver HSPA Mobile Broadband Wireless Data Speeds of 21Mbps |
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Telstra have achieved an industry first: the successful activation of HSPA Evolution functionality capable of peak network speeds up to 21 Mbps into the Telstra Next G commercial network and the world's first data call on the newly-enabled network. For the first time, a commercial network makes use of the enhanced, standardized improvements called HSPA Evolution.
|11/28/08||Ericsson Selected to Manage 3G Radio Access Network Operations for T-Mobile|
Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL), the 50:50 joint venture
formed by 3UK and T-Mobile UK to manage the integration of both
operators' 3G radio access networks (RAN), has awarded Ericsson
(NASDAQ: ERIC ) a four-year managed services contract for the operation
and maintenance of the consolidated network.
|11/27/08||Axiom Microdevices Expands Family of GSM/GPRS Power Amplifiers|
Axiom Microdevices, Inc. announced the introduction of the AX508 power amplifier, as the company continues to expand its product offerings to bring the full benefit of CMOS to its customers.
|11/19/08||CelLynx Names Robert J. Legendre Executive Chairman|
CelLynx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CYNX) announced it has named veteran technology executive Robert J. Legendre to the newly created position of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
|11/14/08||Hutchison Telecom Reports Third Quarter 2008 Key Performance Indicators Steady Growth Maintained in All Key Markets|
The Group maintained growth in a quarter where overall economic
conditions were turbulent. Its total user base grew to 11.2 million with
strong contribution from Indonesian operations which grew 12.5% quarterly.
Established markets Hong Kong and Israel recorded significant growth in 3G
customers and continued to report progress in all other operational
|11/13/08||Sierra Wireless Provides World's Smallest Global Mobile Broadband Wireless USB Modem to SoftBank Mobile|
The Compass 888 is the first Sierra Wireless PC adapter to be available in Japan, with an expected launch date in December. Selling in Japan as the SoftBank C01SW USB modem, the Compass 888 will deliver high-speed wireless access to SoftBank Mobile's 3G network for notebook computer users, providing a convenient, reliable connection for mobile professionals and consumers in an industry-leading small form factor.
|11/06/08||3G Dynasty to Distribute Hong Kong Film via 40,000 Internet Cafes in China|
MyStarU.com, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MYST; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: TQF) announced that its subsidiary 3G Dynasty, Inc. will distribute Hong Kong Film via 40,000 Internet Cafes in China
|11/06/08||Sierra Wireless Announced EMConnect for OEM Customer Embedded Modules|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW)
announced the introduction of EMConnect, a robust set of firmware features
used in conjunction with Sierra Wireless' 3G embedded modules, enabling
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to reduce their development time,
platform costs and dependence on host processors.
|10/31/08||AT&T iPhone Customers to Receive Free Access to Nation's Largest Wi-Fi Network|
There are now 17,000 more
reasons for smart shoppers to buy a smartphone from AT&T. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:
T) announced it will begin offering free AT&T Wi-Fi service to
current and new iPhone 3G and iPhone customers. AT&T has the nation's
largest Wi-Fi network, with more than 17,000 hot spots including Starbucks,
Barnes & Noble, and thousands of other locations.
|10/29/08||Major French Operator Launches HSPA Option-Connected Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs)|
Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY) announced that a major French operator has announced two Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), the SFR M! PC Pocket 3G+ and the Archos 3G+, that connect to the operator's national HSPA mobile broadband network via embedded modules from Option. The SFR M! PC Pocket 3G+ is also the first device incorporating Option's Linux-based connection management software.
|10/28/08||Cox Plans to Build 3G Broadband Wireless Network in 2009|
Cox Communications announced
its plan to add wireless offerings to its bundle of award-winning
entertainment and communications services, such as digital cable,
high-speed Internet and telephone in 2009. The company is delivering on its
promise to enable residential and business customers to take their Cox
services with them wherever they go.
|10/28/08||Dual Mode Cellular/WiFi Phones Hit $7.6B in 2Q08|
Market research firm Infonetics Research reports in FMC Equipment, Phones, and Subscribers that sales of dual mode cellular/WiFi phones, including dual service and UMA and IMS seamless FMC client phones, hit $7.6 billion in 2Q08 and are expected to be up 16% for the year, indicating healthy growth for converged cellular/WiFi services in both enterprise and consumer market segments.
|10/23/08||Is Mobile WiMAX Really a Threat to European Cellular Markets?|
Frost & Sullivan will host a live web briefing on Thursday, 30 October 2008 at 15.00 GMT to provide industry participants with an overview on Mobile WiMAX and European Cellular Markets.
|10/22/08||CTV and Bell Mobility Team Up to Offer 3G Mobile Video Content|
Bell Mobility announced a partnership to offer clients the most
extensive line-up of mobile video content in Canada. Mobility clients can now
access new CTV made-for-mobile channels with Bell Live TV, and choose from a
new, expanded video clip catalogue.
|10/20/08||New Broadband Wireless Security Solution Utilizes 3G GSM/HSPA Networks to Track Down Stolen Laptops|
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced the global availability of a high-speed packet access (HSPA) version of its unique OmniAccess 3500 Nonstop Laptop Guardian (OA3500 NLG), designed to protect and recover stolen laptops and data. Previously available on CDMA-based 3G networks, this enhancement expands the product's reach to next-generation, high-speed 3G GSM/HSPA networks, providing a critical solution to mitigate the threat of compromising confidential data through the loss or theft of employee laptops.
|10/14/08||China to Submit 4G Standards to ITU in 2009|
Tootoo.com reported that the Secretary of the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China announced that China is planning to submit the local standard of 4G to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in 2009 at the "3G in China" Global Summit conference.
|10/10/08||Bell Makes 3G Broadband Wireless Network Investment; Plans for 4G LTE |
Bell Canada announced a significant strategic investment in its Third Generation (3G) wireless network capabilities to ensure it offers Canadians the complete range of high-speed mobile data coverage, services and handset options. The investment also confirms the company's migration path to the global Fourth Generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard.
|10/09/08||Following North American Successes, Camiant Expands Broadband Wireless Applications for Networks in Europe|
Inc. announced that following successful deployments in North
America, it has signed on a new European GSM operator as a customer of its
leading policy control platform. Camiant's Policy Control Server enables
operators to dynamically allocate mobile broadband resources to maximize
throughput within the limits of their existing network.
|10/03/08||Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit|
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
|10/02/08||First Wireless ISP Launches Integrated 3G and WiFi Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Access Service|
FREEDOM4 has launched a new service to enable customers to get the best possible broadband wireless connection whilst on the move. The combined 3G and WiFi software along with the plug-in dongle selects the highest quality connectivity at any given location to provide users with the ultimate flexible wireless service.
|09/22/08||AT&T Enhances Broadband Wireless Field Service and Sales Force Automation Support Applications|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced new capabilities to extend an array of applications to mobile devices that are used by companies in targeted vertical industries. AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications offers hosted and managed mobile integration solutions and application consulting services for companies that want to extend their business-critical information to mobile employees.
|09/16/08||Comba Telecom Provides Broadband Wireless Internet Access on China's New High Speed Railroad|
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited announced it has successfully delivered and installed a wireless enhancement solution for China's Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail. This solution is the only platform that serves all on-train wireless voice and data services for the passengers.
|09/11/08||Penn State University to Develop Mobile Broadband Wireless Video Social Networking System Prototype|
Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Penn State University announced an agreement to
jointly develop an innovative mobile video social networking application.
As part of the collaborative research project, Alcatel-Lucent and Penn
State will form a team funded by Alcatel-Lucent. Penn State will be the
newest member of the Alcatel-Lucent University Innovations Program, which
supports development of high-bandwidth applications for wireless (4G) and
wireline broadband networks. High bandwidth capabilities open the way to
such applications as multimedia services, video, virtual reality, video
gaming and more.
|09/10/08||CalAmp Collaborates with Sierra Wireless to Build New 3G Broadband Wireless Meter Reading Communication Platform|
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) and
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced that Sierra Wireless
embedded modules have been selected to provide 3G wireless broadband
connectivity for CalAmp's recently launched WiMetry Internet
Protocol-based wireless communications platform used in Automatic Meter
Reading/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) applications.
|09/10/08||Vertical Broadband Wireless Services to Reach 24% of WiMAX Subscriptions and 14% of LTE Subscriptions by 2014|
Enterprises are finally ready to adopt vertical
applications (M2M, in-vehicle telematics, mobile workforce support) that
require wireless data connectivity. 3G, WiMAX, and LTE operators may
benefit greatly from addressing this rapidly growing market, according to a
new report from Senza Fili Consulting
|09/09/08||Rayspan Metamaterial Licensees Ship 5 Million Wi-Fi Antennas in 2008|
Rayspan Corporation is proud to
announce that in the first three quarters of 2008 licensees of its
technologies have shipped more than 800,000 devices equipped with a total
of more than five million metamaterial antennas. The applications supported
by these advanced wireless communications products include WiFi wireless
LANs, laptop PCs, and cellular phones.
|09/08/08||Creanord to Distribute Azimuth's Wireless Broadband Test Equipment for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and LTE|
Azimuth Systems, Inc. announced that
Creanord, a premier solutions provider for carriers and service providers
throughout Northern Europe, has become its distributor for Norway, Sweden,
Finland, Denmark, the Baltics (Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania) and Russia.
Through this partnership, Creanord will distribute Azimuth's full range of
hardware and software products for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and 4G applications,
including the groundbreaking ACE 400WB and ACE MX channel emulators
for testing base station and mobile station/user equipment in a fading
environment under automated real-world scenarios.
|09/03/08||Magal to Build $20 Million Broadband Wireless Municipal Surveillance Security Solution in Latin America|
Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GMS: MAGS) (TASE: MAGS) announced that its
subsidiary Senstar-Stellar has received an order for the installation of a
municipal surveillance security solution in a large city in Latin America,
based on its FORTIS Command and Control System. The majority of the
approximately US$20 million project will be completed during 2008.
|08/28/08||AT&T Plans to Invest More Than $15 Million This Year in the Maine Wireless Network|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced a planned investment of more than $15 million in the Maine wireless network in 2008, which marks the largest investment since 2005 and will bring the planned four-year state investment total to nearly $70 million
|08/28/08||Option Delivers HSPA ExpressCard Designed Exclusively for Vodafone|
Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels:OPTI), the wireless technology company, announced that it started shipping a new, stylish and high performance wireless broadband ExpressCard to Vodafone.
|08/28/08||Nortel and LG Electronics are First in World to Demonstrate Mobile LTE Handover|
Nortel (NYSE:NT) and LG Electronics have taken LTE from the labs to the streets to complete the world's first mobile LTE live air handover. Engineers at Nortel's Research and Development Centre of Excellence in Ottawa showed streaming HD video on an early LTE mobile device from LG Electronics while driving at speeds of 100 kms per hour and moving between coverage sites. This advancement shows the capabilities of Nortel's LTE solution in real world conditions and brings it closer to commercial readiness, which is expected by the end of 2009
|08/27/08||Explosive Growth for GSM and UMTS/HSPA in Americas: 67% Share of Market|
3G Americas reports on the continued expansion of wireless services throughout the Western Hemisphere and the explosive growth of increasing GSM/HSPA subscriptions. In one year ending June 30, 2008, GSM/HSPA added more than 115 million subscriptions in the Americas region with a market share of 67% . According to industry research firm, Informa Telecoms & Media, global GSM/HSPA wireless subscriptions as of June 30, 2008 totaled 3.2 billion, adding more than a million new subscriptions for the GSM family of technologies per day worldwide.
|08/27/08||AT&T iPhone to Charge $200 per Month for up to 200 MB of Data Transfer|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced expanded international data offerings to help keep iPhone customers connected around the world. Beginning tomorrow, AT&T will offer two new plans that accommodate iPhone customers' increasing reliance on data services while traveling abroad. The two new plans, which offer 100 megabytes (MB) or 200 MB a month, can potentially save customers hundreds of dollars compared to pay-per-use international data roaming charges.
|08/25/08||South Bend Customers Can Now Enjoy Next-Generation Integrated TV, Internet,
Wireless and Voice Services |
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced the launch of the company's integrated suite of AT&T U-verse services, including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice.
|08/13/08||Ericsson in 3G HSPA Mobile Broadband Wireless Pilot to Boost Economic Development in Bangladesh|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is launching a pilot in Bangladesh to demonstrate how to improve productivity and quality of life in the country with the use of high-speed internet services through 3G/HSPA technology.
|08/06/08||Motorola's Project 25 APX Multi-Band Two-Way Radios Deliver Interoperability on Demand|
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the industry's first Project 25 (P25) multi-band subscriber family, APX, portable and mobile radios -- enabling instant multi-agency interoperability for mission critical first responders. Motorola's 4th generation P25 subscriber is multi-band (700/800 MHz and VHF), communicates with current and future networks (FDMA and TDMA) and has integrated GPS.
|08/05/08||4G Mobile Data to be Driven by WiMAX and LTE Embedded Systems Report Finds |
A major push to include embedded 4G technologies in a wide range of mobile and consumer devices will create a built-in market for anticipated 4G services such as mobile WiMax and LTE, but it also will force some fundamental changes in the mobile industry ecosystem, particularly in the relationships between network operators and device suppliers, according to a recent research report.
|08/05/08||Cell Phone Patch Cancels Danger of RF Signals|
Interphone, the largest international epidemiology study ever conducted over cell phone use, is showing disturbing results coming especially from Northern Europe, the pioneers of the wireless technology over the old continent. An increase of cancer risks has been reported, especially for heavy- and long-time users (over 10 years).
|08/05/08||Qualcomm Achieves World's First HSPA+ Data Call |
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) announced that it has completed the world's first data call using High-Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network technology. The call achieved a data transfer rate of more than 20 Mbps in a 5 MHz channel. HSPA+ will allow operators to double the data and triple the voice capacity of their networks compared to current HSPA deployments. Today's successful data throughput was achieved on Qualcomm's MDM8200 product, the industry's first chipset solution for HSPA+.
|07/30/08||Czech Republic Broadband Wireless Network Model Competing Well with DSL with No Interference Problems|
For the past year, Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile unit and AT&T, two of the largest phone companies in the world, have claimed that the FCC's proposal to require a free nationwide wireless broadband service that competes with DSL will not work because the service will cause interference to their operations in adjacent spectrum bands.
|07/25/08||Nokia and Qualcomm Make Technology Pact on Broadband Wireless 3G Technologies including: GSM, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, HSDPA, OFDM, WiMax, and LTE |
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) announced that they have entered into a new agreement covering various standards including GSM, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, HSDPA, OFDM, WiMax, LTE and other technologies. The agreement will result in settlement of all litigation between the companies, including the withdrawal by Nokia of its complaint to the European Commission.
|07/25/08||Telstra Launches High-Speed Internet Access Service Using Broadband Wireless Products from Netcomm and Sierra Wireless|
Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications company, has partnered with NetComm Limited, Australia's leading provider of data communication technology and the world's leading 3G embedded module manufacturer, Sierra Wireless to launch a new mobile broadband device.
|07/25/08||Telefónica Hires Ericsson for Broadband Wireless System Integration Services to Build High-Speed Internet Access Network in Latin America|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will provide business consulting and systems integration services for Telefónica's fixed and mobile operations across Latin America, allowing Telefónica to improve control of its revenue streams.
|07/24/08||Sierra Wireless Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results |
Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR, TSX: SW) is reporting second quarter 2008 results. The results are reported in U.S. dollars and are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.
|07/23/08||Femtocell Solution Ecosystems Growing to Provide End-to-End Managed Femtocell Solutions for Broadband Wireless Operators |
NEC Corporation announced that its subsidiary, NEC Europe, has established a strategic partnership with Motive, Inc. (OTC: MOTV.PK) a leading provider of Service Management solutions for broadband and mobile data services. The partnership will see Motive's service management software integrated into NEC's Femtocell Access Point Management System.
|07/22/08||Alltel upgrades Cleveland, Akron and Canton Broadband Wireless Network to EVDO Revision A Technology for High-Speed Internet Access|
Alltel Wireless, a US mobile broadband operator, has upgraded its network to provide Evolution Data Optimised Revision A coverage in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas of the State of Ohio, US.
|07/17/08||World's First Wireless IP-Telephony Service Launches in Japan|
JAJAH announced that, together with EMOBILE , it has launched an IP-only mobile device -- the EM·ONE -- that is set to be the standard around the world. With the EM·ONE device, users in Japan can now make and receive voice-over-mobile-broadband calls via its JAJAH Mobile software client without a traditional mobile phone connection.
|07/17/08||Ericsson, 3 Italia Upgrade Broadband Wireless Network with HSPA Technology for High-Speed 3G Wireless Internet Access|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) and 3 Italia have achieved an industry first: the successful establishment of enhanced HSPA mobile-data connections in a commercial network. The enhanced HSPA technology enables maximum uplink data rates of 5.8Mbps and a significant reduction in network latency, resulting in markedly better performance for interactive consumer applications.
|07/15/08||Spreed Inc. Releases iPhone Application that Lets People Rapidly Read News on the Go |
Toronto-based Spreed Inc. has released their first version of Spreed:News, an application that enhances the way people read news on mobile phones. Spreed's research in the area of reading enhancement technologies has been used to create a simple and user friendly interface for consuming text-based content. Their proprietary reader both increases reading speed and reduces the problems faced with the restrictive form factor found on mobile devices. The product will be launched on the Apple iPhone and the company will be releasing a version for the RIM Blackberry in the near future.
|07/11/08||Lextech Labs' iRa Brings Mobile Surveillance to the Apple iPhone |
Lextech Labs introduced iRa, the first of three mobile high-end surveillance applications to be released by the new company this year. iRa is a remote surveillance viewing and control system that puts the power of multiple live video feeds and direct camera pan-tilt-zoom control in the palm of your hand on an iPhone or iPod Touch. The product will be available for purchase in late July. Interested parties should visit the Lextech Labs website for detailed buying information.
|07/11/08||Notify Technology's Wireless Enterprise Solution to Support the Apple iPhone |
Notify Technology Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NTFY), announced that its NotifyLink Enterprise Edition will now support the Apple iPhone 3G and all iPhones and iPod touch devices once upgraded with the new iPhone 2.0 software. With the iPhone 2.0 upgrade for the iPhone and iPod touch, Apple is only providing enterprise wireless email and PIM synchronization support for Microsoft Exchange users.
|07/08/08||Airvana Releases New EV-DO Software Products to Address Rapidly Growing Demand for Mobile Data Services |
Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV), the company transforming the mobile experience, announced the release of the company's latest CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A software. This release, which was delivered in June, enables mobile operators to more efficiently increase capacity and accelerate the roll-out of next-generation multimedia services. EV-DO is the wireless technology providing the engine of growth for CDMA operators around the world by enabling high-speed mobile Internet, multimedia and entertainment applications.
|07/08/08||AT&T Rolls Out 3G Wireless Broadband Network in Lancaster County|
Watch video on the go. Surf the wireless Internet at DSL-like speeds. Share live video during a cell phone call. AT&T (NYSE: T) announced these services are now available on the third-generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Lancaster County -- including the iPhone 3G being launched on July 11.
|07/04/08||AT&T Launches 3G Wireless Broadband Service in Chattanooga|
Watch video on the go. Surf the wireless Internet at lightning speed. Share live video during a wireless call. These are just a few of the things you can do with AT&T's third-generation (3G) wireless service, now available in Chattanooga.
|07/03/08||O2 Introduces New High-Speed Internet Access Modems in the United Kingdom |
O2 and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR- TSX: SW) announced the world's first commercial launch of the Sierra Wireless Compass 885 USB Modem on the O2 network in the UK. Designed for mobile professionals, laptop computer users and frequent travellers, the O2 Business USB modem has a smaller, more durable USB design with download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 2 Mbps.
|06/27/08||Mopar uconnect web to Provide High-Speed Wireless Internet Services to Vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge|
Mopar announced that it will launch uconnect web, Chrysler LLC's in-vehicle wireless Internet connectivity for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge consumers in the U.S. uconnect web, powered by Autonet Mobile, delivers continuous Internet connectivity to all vehicle passengers for entertainment and real-time information access on the go.
|06/26/08||Verizon Wireless Expands EVDO Broadband Wireless 3G Network to Cover 76,000 Square Miles in Northern Californian|
Verizon Wireless has widened its 3G "fast lane" along California's Central Coast. The company's high-speed wireless broadband network now delivers mile after mile of high-speed performance for customers surfing the Internet, e-mailing large files, and downloading songs or videos over-the-air using 3G-capable phones and PC cards.
|06/25/08||Multi-Links Selects Nortel to Expand Mobile Broadband Wireless Internet Services in Nigeria |
Multi-Links Telecommunications Ltd., one of Nigeria's leading service providers, has entered into a three-year frame contract with Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) to expand and upgrade its broadband wireless Internet access network.
|06/25/08||Ceragon Receives $5 Million Follow-on Order From a Leading Mobile Broadband Wireless Operator in Mexico |
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT )(TASE: CRNT), a leading provider of high-capacity wireless backhaul solutions, announced that it was awarded a $5 million follow-on equipment order from one of the leading mobile operators in Mexico. Ceragon's equipment will be used as part of a large-scale infrastructure expansion that includes capacity upgrades for an existing 2.5G network as well as preparation to support advanced 3G services in the near future. This order is the recent addition to an ongoing relationship between Ceragon and its esteemed Mexican customer since the year 2000.
|06/23/08||Afghan Wireless Provides High-Speed Wireless Internet Access to 2 Million Customers via EDGE/GPRS Technology|
Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC), headquartered in Kabul, provides broadband wireless Internet connectivity covering over 2500 Km in all of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. The services include digital call quality with no satellite delays, conference calling, per second billing, superb connectivity on the highways and over the difficult terrain of the country. AWCC is a leader in delivering wireless and broadband communication solutions to residential and business customers.
|06/23/08||LSTI Seeks to Finalize LTE Technology Chipset Features by the End of 2008 |
The LTE SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI), a global group of LTE equipment vendors and operators, has outlined plans for cross-vendor device to network interoperability testing of LTE. With this testing, LSTI is fostering the development of a global LTE ecosystem that will include a wide range of LTE devices that will function consistently on all LTE networks worldwide. This will mean that consumers have the prospect of super-fast wireless broadband coverage no matter where on the globe they roam or what type of device they prefer.
|06/23/08||Firethorn Joins Forces with BECU to Make the Mobile Wireless Wallet a Reality |
Firethorn Holdings LLC announced that it has added BECU (formally known as Boeing Employees' Credit Union) to its growing roster of financial institution customers. The nation's fourth largest credit union, BECU plans on launching the Firethorn mobile wallet application in the first quarter of 2009. By collaborating with Firethorn, BECU will enable its members to check their account balances, transfer funds and view and pay bills through their mobile devices. Future service capabilities will include more advanced mobile transactions and mobile commerce.
|06/23/08||Aeris and Kyocera Wireless Introduce Early Adopter Program with Free Developer Network Access for Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications|
Aeris Communications, a leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of wireless handsets, devices and embedded machine-to-machine modules, jointly announced the launch of the Kyocera Early Adopter Program for Aeris.
|06/19/08||Helius Technology Powers In-Mall Digital Signage Broadband Wireless Network|
Helius, a Hughes company, has teamed with PlasMedia Productions on one of the nation's largest in-mall digital signage broadband wireless networks, servicing over 3,600 advertisers in 100 locations. PlasMedia selected the Helius digital signage solution because it allowed them to quickly expand their business and meet all of their technology requirements.
|06/18/08||Sierra Wireless Updates New Modules for HSPA Broadband Wireless 3G Networks |
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) announced two new additions to the company's embedded module product line - the MC8790 and MC8790V embedded modules for HSPA broadband wireless networks. The Sierra Wireless MC8790 and MC8790V HSPA modules will offer a more cost-effective wireless Internet access solution for OEM customers, while still providing the extensive feature set and high-end functionality that Sierra Wireless customers have come to expect from the company's embedded modules.
|06/18/08||ERCO & GENER Selects Sierra Wireless Embedded Modules for Broadband Wireless Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications|
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) and ERCO & GENER announced that ERCO & GENER has selected Sierra Wireless embedded modules to provide HSPA network connectivity for the GenPro 30e modem. ERCO & GENER designs, manufactures and markets communication systems for the French and export markets. The GenPro 30e modem is designed for Machine to Machine (M2M) applications and is currently available in France and the European market.
|06/18/08||WiMAX Meets the Needs of Large Broadband Wireless Telecom Operators to Expand Coverage Areas with Cost Effective Technology|
At the WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2008 in Amsterdam this week Nokia Siemens Networks is demonstrating a fully scalable, end-to-end WiMAX experience. The demonstration highlights how communications service providers can achieve their coverage and capacity objectives quickly and create seamless and personalized end-user experiences.
|06/17/08||AT&T Introduces New Broadband Wireless Social Networking and Mobile Media Applications From Juice Wireless and Buzzwire |
Want to stay connected to many of your favorite online social destination sites while you're on the go this summer? AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced the launch of two new mobile applications -- JuiceCaster 6.0 and Buzzwire -- that keep you connected to your online world. JuiceCaster 6.0 enables you to use your AT&T wireless device to instantly share and post your mobile videos and photos with your favorite online communities -- including exclusive mobile video postings to YouTube and Flickr. With Buzzwire, you can access and customize an extensive streaming media library that spans popular video and audio content, as well as live Internet radio, directly from AT&T phones.
|06/17/08||Sprint Selects Samsung's Instinct to Compete with Apple iPhone on EVDO Broadband Wireless Network|
Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Mobile announced the upcoming availability of a new wireless device, Samsung Instinct, which offers consumers an industry-leading user experience by combining full touch screen functionality with fast speeds available on the nation's largest mobile broadband network. This revolutionary device speeds up the user experience like no other touch screen phone and brings the customer's most-used applications and contacts within a single finger tap.
|06/17/08||Calypso Wireless, Inc. Announces European Patents for Wireless Wi-Fi and 3G Detection and Switching Technology in Twenty-Five Countries |
Calypso Wireless, Inc. (OTC: CLYW / CLYW.PK), a leading innovator in advanced wireless telecommunications technologies announced that the company has received news that its patent applications for its ASNAP technology have been accepted in twenty-five European countries. With those rights now secure and the newly established ability to protect those rights in Europe as well as America, the company has begun the process of monetizing its technology.
|06/12/08||Motorola First LTE Commercial Products Supporting 700MHz and 2.6GHz Not Coming Until the End of 2009|
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) announced that its first commercial release of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) solutions next year will include products for the 700MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands to help operators increase coverage and capacity of their broadband wireless networks as they strive to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband services.
|06/12/08||Nortel Bets Its Money on WiMAX Short Term; Hopes that LTE Can Be Developed by Next Year|
This enables Nortel to achieve faster time-to-market with WiMAX , at a lower cost, while accelerating LTE development to meet a demand that is emerging faster than the industry originally predicted.
|06/12/08||Apple iPhone 3G Application Helps Singles Hookup in Public for Dating|
iCloseBy.com announces the latest release of iFob, a popular Wi-Fi hotspot application that helps singles hookup with other singles looking for action while on the go. As an accepted member of both the Apple Developer Network and Apple's iPhone Developer Program, iCloseBy.com has used the Apple iPhone SDK and has developed iFob 2.0 for Apple's consideration. iFob 2.0, including all of the functionality of the earlier versions of iFob (still available free download for Windows PCs), now has the unified look-and-feel of other Apple native iPhone software apps, as well as a newly added ability to 'real-space-real-time' locate other willing iFob users from GPS-like cell-tower triangulation.
|06/12/08||Verizon Adds 21,000 Sq. Miles of 3G Broadband Wireless Network Coverage for Southern California|
Verizon Wireless has widened its 3G "broadband wireless fast lane" in Riverside County. The company's BroadbandAccess network now delivers mile after mile of wireless high-speed performance for customers surfing the Internet, emailing large files and downloading songs or videos over-the-air, using 3G-capable phones and pc cards.
|06/11/08||Flirtomatic Released for the iPhone and iTouch to Improve Mobile Dating|
Flirtomatic, a mobile and online flirting service, released its alpha version of Flirtomatic. The alpha version can be obtained worldwide and has an enriched mobile interface, built specifically for the users of iPhone and iTouch.
|06/03/08||Xi'an Haitian Captures Market Opportunities & 3G Growth Develops UWB Antennas Covering All Bands|
One of the PRC's leading manufacturers of telecommunications antennas, Xi'an Haitian Antenna Technologies Co., Ltd. has successfully developed ultra-wideband antennas (UWB antennas), and improved and enhanced its 128 multi-probe 3D radiation pattern test system, with these two technologies, the Group developed innovative technology which covers all bands. Together with its production of UWB antennas products, will provide a further significant boost to the Group's future development.
|06/02/08||Bridgewater Systems Selected as Broadband Wireless Vendor for Sprint's XOHM WiMAX Network|
Bridgewater Systems (TSX:BWC) announced its selection as the network access control vendor for Sprint's new nationwide XOHM WiMAX Network. Bridgewater is the incumbent supplier of Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) services to Sprint's existing CDMA 3G network and will now extend its solution to support XOHM as well. Through the capabilities of the Bridgewater solution, Sprint will be able to provide high performance network access control, and support open network access services such as over the air provisioning of devices, subscribers and on-demand service models, and lawful intercept services.
|05/28/08||Voice Mobility Announces the Addition of ROI Networks to Its Distribution Network|
Voice Mobility International, Inc. (TSX:VMY)(OTCBB:VMII)(FRANKFURT:VMY), a Vancouver-based developer and provider of carrier and enterprise broadband wireless messaging solutions, announced the addition of ROI Networks as a certified reseller of the Voice Mobility solution set.
|05/27/08||Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference Taps Provigent Chairman to Speak on Broadband Wireless Communication|
Provigent, a leading provider of System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for the broadband wireless transmission market, announced that Eli Harry, Provigent Chairman will present at the 12th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference held this week at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York. Eli Harry will speak in the "Broadband Wireless: High-speed communication through integrated wireless solutions" session on Thursday, May 29, 2008.
|05/20/08||Realtors Envision the Future of Real Estate Using Broadband Wireless Applications|
Today's handheld technologies and wireless networks are changing the way Realtors(R) are doing business, enabling them to stay productive and connected with clients, even when they aren't in the office.
|05/20/08||Wavesat Introduces Industry Leading Multimode Architecture Enabling WiMAX, WiFi and Future 4G Technologies|
Wavesat, a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, introduced its new family of 4G Broadband Wireless chipset named Odyssey TM , with a unique flexible, multimode 4G architecture enabling WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, XG-PHS and seamless migration to future 4G technologies such as LTE.
|05/20/08||Ericsson Signs Broadband Wireless Contract for GSM/EDGE Network Digicel in Honduras|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been awarded a GSM/EDGE contract by Digicel Group in Honduras, making Ericsson the preferred supplier for Digicel's operations in the Caribbean, El Salvador and now in Honduras
|05/20/08||Value of Data on Wireless Devices on the Rise: Leads to Increase in Theft and Security Concerns Worldwide|
Airwide Solutions, the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging and mobile internet infrastructure, applications and solutions, forecasts significant mobile security threats will escalate due to the ballooning usage of smartphones and the increasing value of information stored on these devices. In conjunction with this projection, Airwide has outlined a three-pronged strategy for operators to protect themselves and their subscribers from privacy and information loss threats due to lost or stolen handsets.
|05/20/08||Enterprise Broadband Wireless Market to Reach $50 Billion by 2012|
A new Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies report, "Fixed-Mobile Convergence in the Enterprise," predicts that the market for Enterprise Fixed-Mobile Convergence solutions will grow to be worth over $50 billion by 2012.
|05/19/08||Broadband Wireless Femtocells Too Expensive to Compete with Wi-Fi|
This white paper examines the underpinnings of the technology, the claimed benefits for both operators and consumers, and the reasons why the market hasn't yet developed. Furthermore, the paper offers a comparison of femtocells and Wi-Fi access points, and concludes with an analysis of how the two technologies might coexist in homes in the future.
|05/19/08||iPoint-media Enables New Video Dating Services Over 3G Mobile|
iPoint-media announced the release of Vitrage GOvideoDating, a new interactive video dating delivery platform designed for use with 3G mobile phones. GOvideoDating enables existing dating services, mobile operators and service providers to quickly and easily deploy video dating services on any 3G network and benefit from new revenue opportunities derived from 3G video calls.
|05/15/08||Rogers Wireless Becomes First North American Carrier to Launch Yahoo! oneSearch(TM)|
Rogers Wireless, Inc. (TSX:RCI)(NYSE:RCI) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) announced the availability of Yahoo! oneSearch, Yahoo!'s award-winning mobile search service, to Rogers Wireless and Fido customers across Canada. With this launch, Rogers becomes the first North American carrier to bring Yahoo!'s revolutionary mobile search service and starting point to the mobile Internet directly to its customers.
|05/13/08||Mio Group Plans Launch of Mobile Voice and Wireless Broadband Internet Services in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao|
Mio, the fastest growing provider of broadband mobile communication services in the Caribbean Islands, announced that it will soon be launching mobile voice, broadband Internet access and WiMax services in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Mio will be the first in the Caribbean to offer affordable unlimited wireless broadband Internet access and voice plans that include voicemail and unlimited texting.
|05/12/08||Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market Set to Skyrocket Due to Exploding Mobile Data/Video Use|
Mobile operators and backhaul transport providers spent $3.7 billion worldwide on mobile backhaul equipment in 2007, and are expected to increase their spending in the high double-digit percents from 2009 to at least 2011, according to Infonetics Research 's latest Mobile Backhaul Equipment, Installed Base, and Services report.
|05/08/08||Telenor Pushes Expansion of Turbo 3G network|
Telenor strengthens its mobile broadband offering in Norway through Mobilt Bredbånd. This year, the Turbo 3G network is being expanded to cover all communities with more than 200 inhabitants, equivalent to 86 per cent of the Norwegian population.
|05/07/08||WiMax Will Be the Next DSL for More Than 5 Billion People Worldwide; LTE Years Away from Meaningful Existence|
We believe there is a role for LTE as the natural evolution of GSM/HSPA-and probably also CDMA/EV-DO-but we believe it is years away. As such, it contrasts sharply with WiMax, which is being deployed today and for which spectrum has already been made available. WiMax already has an ecosystem which looks a lot like WiFi in terms of cost and diversity, whereas LTE simply is not even defined yet, much less available.
|05/07/08||East Lyme Chooses WPCS for Advanced Wireless Network|
WPCS International Incorporated (Nasdaq: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for specialty communication systems and wireless infrastructure, has announced that through its New England Communications Systems (NECS) subsidiary, it has been selected by The Town of East Lyme, Connecticut to provide an advanced wireless network for the town-wide mission critical public safety initiative.
|05/06/08||Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network|
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
|05/01/08||Cisco and Nokia Utilize Wi-Fi to Fill in 3G Cellular Gaps|
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Nokia announced growing customer and partner acceptance of their combined mobile unified communications solution. The Mobile Business Solution from Cisco and Nokia extends the rich Cisco Unified Internet Protocol (IP) Phone capabilities to Nokia Eseries smartphones over Cisco Unified Wireless Networks to offer users a seamless mobile experience in the enterprise Wi-Fi environment and public cellular networks.
|04/23/08||3G Wireless Carrier Upgrades GSM/HSPDA Network with WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology to Add Quality IP Data Services for Its Existing Base of 23 Million Customers|
Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN) announced that Vodacom Lesotho, a subsidiary of Vodacom Group has selected Airspan as its preferred WiMAX supplier. Airspan will supply its MicroMAX base stations in the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz frequency band in addition to CPEs (customer premise equipment). The contract is through Airspan's reseller partner, TVS.
|04/21/08||Big Growth in Broadband Wireless Data Traffic Will Spur Massive Technology Upgrades|
The exponential growth of data traffic carried by wireless networks is likely to force mobile service providers to accelerate their efforts to upgrade their networks to a flat, all-IP architecture, according to a major new report titled, Flat IP Architectures in Mobile Networks: From 3G to LTE, published by Heavy Reading.
|04/18/08||Lantronix Announces Winners of Its Annual Wireless Design Contest|
At the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif. yesterday, Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq:LTRX) announced the winners of its annual Wireless Design Contest. The contest challenges engineers, students, and hobbyists to develop a creative and practical wireless product using Lantronix's MatchPort(r) b/g, an 802.11 b/g embedded wireless device server module.
|04/15/08||Homeland Integrated Security Systems Customers to Benefit From AT&T Purchase of 700 MHz Bandwidth|
Homeland Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HISU) announced that the company's customers can expect to benefit from AT&T's recent purchase of the 700 MHz spectrum. According to the company, the network will be able to deliver higher speed services and allow more bandwidth over existing GSM network platforms. This will mean better coverage and higher quality service.
|04/14/08||AT&T Continues Expanding Network Coverage in North Carolina; Plans to Invest More Than $80 Million in Wireless Network Upgrades in 2008|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced the continuation of an aggressive program that enhances and maximizes the overall customer experience in North Carolina. The company plans to invest more than $80 million in the North Carolina network in 2008 to expand its wireless coverage. The planned investment will bring AT&T's three-year network investment in the state for wireless and wired services to nearly $1.5 billion.
|04/14/08||Cisco 'Empowered Branch' Delivers More Applications and New Broadband Wireless Business Models; Opens Routers to Customers and Third-Party Applications|
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced new broadband wireless solutions that further optimize branch offices of all sizes, allowing companies to customize branch networks to meet their unique business needs. By opening its industry-leading Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) and Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) platforms to customers and third-party application developers, Cisco enables its customers to optimize the branch infrastructure while extending their accessibility to business resources. It also provides Cisco channel partners with new opportunities to deliver differentiated solutions and services that better align with customers' business needs.
|04/14/08||Sierra Wireless and Wavefront Announce Best Mobile Broadband Wireless and GPS Real Time Location Services Contest|
Sierra Wireless Inc. (SW:TO, SWIR:NASDAQ) and Wavefront, a commercialization accelerator for the British Columbia Wireless and New Media industries, announced the launch of the "Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Challenge." The purpose of the six-month challenge is to find best-in-class broadband wireless enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems.
|04/11/08||Vodafone UK and BT Sign Broadband Wireless Backhaul and Managed Service Agreement to Predict and Shape Bandwidth for Base Stations in the UK|
Vodafone UK (LSE: VOD) and BT (LSE: BT) announced anew managed network solutions agreement that will see BT Wholesale provide and manage high speed connectivity between Vodafone's UK base stations and its core national network. Under the terms of the five-year agreement, BT will deliver a cost-efficient and flexible solution that enables Vodafone UK to manage the predicted growth in traffic and bandwidth requirements from its range of new bandwidth-intensive mobile applications.
|04/09/08||EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Broadband Wireless CDMA Base Transmitting Station Transceiver Market Grew 35.7% in 2007|
The global base transmitting station (BTS) transceiver (TRx) market grew by 35.7% in units in 2007, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled "Global BTS Transceiver Market Analysis and Forecast, 4thEdition, 2007-2012."
|04/07/08||Icera to Acquire Sirific Wireless for Radio Frequency (RF) CMOS Technology|
Icera Inc., a leader in software defined wireless modem chipsets, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Sirific Wireless, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in advanced CMOS RF transceivers. This will enable Icera to deliver a complete chipset solution for the mobile broadband market, which industry analysts expect to grow from just 90 million subscribers today to 1.3 billion by 2012.
|04/04/08||Ericsson Sole Supplier Of HSPA Expansion And All-IP Upgrade For SmarTone-Vodafone In Hong Kong|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) has been selected by leading operator SmarTone-Vodafone in Hong Kong as the sole supplier for network enhancements to provide the operator's mobile customers with a greater variety of advanced mobile broadband and multimedia services.
|04/03/08||Nortel Delivering Seamless Broadband Wireless Mobile Communications Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device|
Nortel (NYSE:NT) announced further innovation in technology for application development, IP solutions and more customers reaping the benefits of new, converged communications. These milestones are bringing to life Nortel's vision for a simplified communication experience with technology that blurs the lines between wireless and wireline, home and office by creating a seamless, unified communication experience.
|04/02/08||Alcatel-Lucent Introduces CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B Capabilities at CTIA|
CTIA Wireless Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced its plans to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Revision B (EVDO Rev B) capabilities for third-generation (3G) CDMA networks. EVDO Rev B enables mobile operators to improve capacity, throughput and latency on their existing EVDO networks, resulting in an improved quality of experience for its data subscribers.
|04/02/08||Alcatel-Lucent Solidifies Market And Technical Leadership In Mobile Backhaul|
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU ) highlighted its leadership in the mobile backhaul market and unveiled further enhancements to its Mobile Evolution Transport Architecture (META), the industry's first and most comprehensive architecture for profitably evolving mobile networks from TDM to all-IP. With new advanced microwave packet, optical and IP capabilities, as well as strong customer momentum - including 10 new contracts in the past 6 months --, Alcatel-Lucent has extended its leadership in the mobile backhaul market and offers mobile operators quick-to-market end-to-end solutions.
|04/01/08||NETGEAR and Tatara Systems to Show Interoperable Broadband Wireless Femtocell Solution at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas|
NETGEAR Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR ) announced a plan to achieve interoperability between NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) and the Tatara Convergence Server.
|04/01/08||Texas Instruments Announced the Industry's First Multi-carrier, Multi-standard Development Platform for Broadband Wireless Base Stations|
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN ) announced a scalable, programmable development ecosystem enabling base station OEMs to support multiple carriers of established and evolving wireless standards from a single platform. Based on TI's multicore TMS320TCI6487 and TMS320TCI6488 digital signal processors (DSPs) and multi-interface software libraries, the development platform covers all major air interfaces including GSM-EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA , LTE and WiMAX. With a single development platform, OEMs largely "design once-deploy multiple" base stations, significantly reducing design costs, while speeding the deployment of new 3G features and beyond 3G standards.
|04/01/08||Nortel Shows how Carriers can Deliver Better, Faster Networks to Reach True Mobile Broadband Wireless Customers|
With billions of people and machines currently connected to the network and millions more being connected each day, Nortel (NYSE:NT) understands how to transform the challenges of Hyperconnectivity into opportunities for its carrier customers. At CTIA Wireless 2008, Nortel will demonstrate the ways its mobile convergence and 4G mobile broadband technologies - LTE and WiMAX - are reducing the complexity of a hyperconnected world to deliver better, faster wireless networks that simplify work, study and even play for today's "always connected" consumers.
|03/29/08||Cisco To Showcase Applications At CTIA WIRELESS 2008 That Help People Connect, Collaborate And Access Entertainment On The Move|
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO ) announced that it will showcase at CTIA WIRELESS 2008 (April 1-3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) mobility applications that promise to change the way people connect, collaborate and access entertainment on the move. These services represent a strategic opportunity for service providers to profitably address customer demand to access information and stay connected anytime, anywhere.
|03/28/08||Ericsson Demonstrates HSPA Broadband Wireless Technology that Claims Speeds of Up to 42 Mbps|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will conduct the world's first demonstration of end-to-end HSPA Evolution technology with speeds of up to 42 Mbps at CTIA Wireless 2008, which is being held in Las Vegas from April 1 to 3.
|03/27/08||Airvana Spotlights CDMA Femtocell Leadership at CTIA Wireless 2008|
Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV), will showcase its comprehensive solutions for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) at CTIA Wireless 2008 (Booth 3321), taking place April 1-3, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. In live demonstrations, the company is highlighting the HubBub(TM) CDMA femtocell, the only femtocell to support both 1x-RTT and EV-DO services; the Universal Access Gateway (UAG), a convergence gateway for innovative femtocell or Wi-Fi-enabled FMC services; and the Femto Service Manager, which provides standards-based, highly scalable management and auto-configuration capabilities for femtocell deployments.
|03/27/08||Airvana's Participation in CTIA Wireless 2008 Showcases How Company is Transforming the Mobile Experience|
Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV ), will showcase its mobile broadband expertise across a variety of technologies at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas April 1-3, 2008, through various live demonstrations of its CDMA and UMTS HubBub(TM) femtocells, Universal Access Gateway (UAG) with Femto Network Gateway capabilities and its EV-DO Rev. B technology. Airvana executives will share their views on the trends and technologies shaping the future of mobile in speaking sessions at CTIA Wireless and the CTIA-partnered Informa pre-conference Converged Services Summit.
|03/27/08||Get An Informative Overview Of Hungary's Mobile Broadband Wireless Market|
Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Hungary - Mobile Market - Overview & Statistics" to their broadband wireless research report offering. Hungary's mobile market, like that of its Central European counterparts, has matured with penetration rates approaching or 100%. Services are offered by three mobile network operators, all of which are majority or wholly owned by Western European operators.
|03/26/08||Franklin Wireless Receives $7-Million Purchase Order From Mexico's Iusacell for Dual-Band CDU-680 EV-DO Rev. A Wireless Broadband Modem|
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL ), announced a $7-million purchase order from Mexican operator Iusacell for the company's CDU-680 dual-band CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A USB modem. The modem will be shipped over a six-month period beginning in April 2008.
|03/26/08||Ericsson supplies Redback-based IP transport solution to mCel in Mozambique|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) has been chosen as sole supplier by leading Mozambican operator mCel for the expansion and upgrade of its Mobile Packet Backbone Network solution (Mobile-PBN). The contract includes Redback's SmartEdge products, and is set to boost network capacity and manage increased traffic growth.
|03/26/08||GoTV Networks Announces Music Channel for Helio|
GoTV Networks announced an agreement with Helio, to bring an integrated music product to Helio members.
|03/26/08||New 3 Gb/s SDI Support for Tektronix Waveform Monitors|
Tektronix, Inc announced significant upgrades for its successful WFM and WVR series of waveform monitors and rasterizers including the addition of 3 Gb/s Single Link Serial-Digital-Interface (SDI) support to the WFM7020 and WFM7120 Waveform Monitors. This capability is added through two new options: a monitoring option (3G) for WFM7020 and WFM7120, and a Jitter measurement option (JIT) for the WFM7120. With the addition of 3 Gb/s SDI support for monitoring 1080P 50/59.94/60 HD video, the Tektronix Waveform Monitors.
|03/26/08||Sky Link Ekaterinburg Launches Mobile Broadband Services with Nortel Wireless Solution|
Sky Link Ekaterinburg, is providing mobile broadband for users in the Ural region of Russia powered by Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) wireless technology. The Nortel upgrade to Sky Link Ekaterinburg's existing network supports wireless interactive multimedia services and real-time applications such as video telephony, video surveillance and mobile VoIP. Uralwestcom JSC is held by RTDC (Russian Telecommunications Development Corporation), an investment holding company.
|03/26/08||CyberShift Named to START-IT Magazine's 2008 Top 125 Manufacturing Technology Providers|
CyberShift announced it has been named to START-IT magazine's 125 for 2008, a directory of the most influential technology providers in the manufacturing space. This is the third consecutive year that CyberShift has been selected to receive this prestigious honor. Companies were selected by the magazine's editors and its editorial board.
|03/25/08||BSNL Selects Nortel for GSM Expansion Deal In Excess of $100 Million to Meet India's Soaring Demand for Wireless Services|
Nortel (NYSE:NT) has won an agreement with India's BSNL valued at over US$100 million, to put mobile connectivity in the hands of millions of new subscribers in the southern area of the country.
|03/24/08||Airvana Signs Global Broadband Wireless OEM Agreement with Motorola for CDMA Femtocell|
Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV) announced a global OEM agreement to provide Motorola with a CDMA femtocell solution. Already a significant network infrastructure supplier to CDMA wireless carriers worldwide, this agreement will enhance Motorola's 3G femtocell solution offerings.
|03/19/08||Google Signs Deal with Voice Mobility to Push Google Apps with Mobile Broadband Communication Services|
Voice Mobility International, Inc. announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program, which extends the power of Google across the enterprise and helps customers get more value out of their Google enterprise deployments.
|03/18/08||AT&T Expanding HSDPA Broadband Wireless Coverage in Michigan; Plans to Invest $46 Million in Network Upgrades in 2008|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced that the company plans in 2008 to invest more than $46 million in the Michigan network to expand wireless coverage. AT&T plans to add new cell sites and roll out its higher-speed third-generation (3G) wireless network to new cities and areas across the state. This year's investment brings AT&T's three-year wireless network investment in Michigan to more than $221 million.
|03/10/08||NETGEAR and Nokia Siemens Networks Collaborate on 3G HSPDA/Wi-Fi Femto Home Broadband Wireless Access Solution|
NETGEAR, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR) and Nokia Siemens Networks announced their collaboration to certify NETGEAR's Femtocell Voice Gateway (DVG834GH) for interoperability with Nokia Siemens Networks' Femto Gateway. The combined solution will enable mobile operators to deliver high quality cellular phone coverage throughout the home and small office, and provide consumers affordable and easy access to a range of advanced network services via existing 3G and Wi-Fi handsets.
|03/10/08||Sonus Networks Unveils New Mobile Broadband Wireless Technology to Shape Wireless World|
Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona unveiled its latest wireless technology that will allow mobile operators to rapidly increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) and leverage their existing high-speed data networks. Sonus' new mobilEdge Wireless Access Node, integrates seamlessly with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) enabling operators to deliver never before seen services over existing high-speed data networks cost-effectively and securely.
|03/06/08||AT&T's 3G HSDPA Broadband Wireless Network Answers the Need for High-Speed Internet Access in Nassau County|
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced that customers who live and travel through Nassau County now have more options in how, when and where they can access the Internet, use e-mail or view a variety of entertainment services. AT&T's 3G network in Nassau County now includes Lake Success, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Garden City, Hempstead, Old Westbury, Merrick, Woodbury, Hicksville, Massapequa, Great Neck, North Hills and Glen Cove.
|03/06/08||Ericsson Wins Mobile Broadband Wireless Network Expansion Contract in Germany|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by German mobile operator E-Plus to expand and upgrade its WCDMA network. The deal also includes the expansion and enhancement of the E-Plus microwave transmission network and will allow subscribers to enjoy best- quality mobile data services in most parts of Germany.
|02/27/08||NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Visiting Nurse Service of New York|
NetMotion Wireless announced that its Mobile Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution has been selected by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) to provide VNSNY's home healthcare workforce with real time access to critical data and applications at the point of care. VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home health care agency in the nation with nearly 10,000 care providers that make more than 2.2 million home visits per year throughout New York City and Westchester and Nassau counties to an average of over 30,000 patients each day.
|02/27/08||Fractal Antenna Systems' Small, Wall-Mounted In-Building Broadband Wireless Antenna Delivers Wideband Performance and Solves Installation Issues|
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. announced a new Universal Access Surface Mounted (UASM) Antenna delivering wideband performance in a thin, compact unit for distributed antenna applications. The UASM Antenna's form factor solves a number of installation issues for integrators, including the ability to mount to walls and other hard surfaces that prevent the use of through holes.
|02/25/08||Venezuela's Movilnet Distributes Franklin Wireless' CDU-680 1xEV-DO Rev. A Wireless Broadband Modem|
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) announced Venezuelan CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A operator Movilnet is offering the Franklin Wireless CDU-680 mobile broadband USB modem as a primary mobile broadband connectivity product to customers.
|02/25/08||AT&T Selects Alcatel-Lucent's Next-Generation UMTS/HSDPA Technology to Provide 3G High-Speed Internet Access|
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced an agreement for Alcatel-Lucent to support the expansion of AT&T's UMTS/HSPA (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet Access) wireless network. The expansion includes the deployment of Alcatel-Lucent's UMTS/HSDPA Distributed NodeB solution, which provides operators with the flexibility to deploy third-generation (3G) radio network elements in a wide array of locations including the sides of buildings, existing cell sites, remote locations and more, helping operators build out their networks more quickly and cost-effectively.
|02/25/08||Portable WiMAX VoIP Cell Phones Displayed at 2008 Mobile World Congress|
NetIndex Inc., Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. and Runcom Technologies Ltd. have succeeded in jointly developing a VoIP portable telephone using the WiMAX (IEEE802.16e) data communications module. Thus, at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (previously 3GSM show) one of the largest and most advanced Mobile Communication shows in the world, these companies will be displaying their VoIP portable telephone using WiMAX which achieves All-IP voice communication.
|02/21/08||Ericsson Builds WCDMA/HSPA Network in Russia|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and leading Russian operator VimpelCom have signed an agreement for the supply and implementation of a WCDMA/HSPA network, plus associated services, to cover seven out of nine macro regions across Russia, including Moscow, the North Caucasus, Siberia, Volga, Northwest Russia, South Russia and the Urals.
|02/15/08||Voice Mobility's UCN Vmerge Communicator Integrates Google Apps for Enterprise Customers|
Voice Mobility International, Inc. (OTCBB:VMII) announced its new Google Apps functionality, a first in the enterprise market. Voice Mobility's UCN Vmerge is now integrated with the Google Apps solution suite to provide workplace and campus customers full collaboration functionality. The Google Apps suite includes Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Contacts, Mobile apps and other collaboration tools all using the workplace or campus domain. UCN Vmerge adds unified communications to complete messaging, collaboration, calendaring and presence functionality.
|02/15/08||Samsung Readies First Google Phone for Broadband Wireless Mobile Users|
Samsung and Google Inc. announced a global cooperation to enable mobile phone users worldwide with quick and easy access to Google products and services - directly from their Samsung mobile phones. Samsung mobile phones equipped with Google applications will enable consumers to search information, find locations, and manage their email on the move. Samsung's mobile phones offer today's latest technologies with unique applications and mobile designs.
|02/15/08||Nortel Demonstrates Industry's First WiMAX VoIP Call Controlled by 2G/3G Voice Network|
Wireless Internet service providers seeking to offer advanced voice and data capabilities without replacing existing network gear take note. Nortel is demonstrating at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Hall 8, B145) the ability to provide VoIP calling using a 2G/3G GSM/UMTS core network to host 4G WiMAX access. This is good news for GSM and UMTS wireless operators looking to evolve to 4G, as they can look to Nortel's innovative technology to cost-effectively support it all: current 2G and 3G voice and text services as well as future 4G communication services like advanced mobile broadband.
|02/14/08||Bandwidth Shortage of 3G Wireless Carriers Dooms Mobile TV Industry|
A survey of mobile subscribers in Europe and North America reveals a mixed report card for mobile TV services. The M:Metrics study, commissioned by Tellabs, highlights a $270 million opportunity -- but only if operators meet user demands for quality and reliability improvements in the coming 12 months.
|02/14/08||Vimicro Launches Mobile Linux-Based Open Platform|
Vimicro Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC) announced the launch of its most recent open mobile platform, Vinno-III-Linux, based on the Linux operating system, and the addition of two new Vimicro Mobile Multimedia Processors, the VC0848 and VC0878, to the company's product line when attending Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.
|02/14/08||TeliaSonera Invites Alcatel-Lucent to Trial its Base Station HSPA Router Femto In-Building Mobile Access Solution in Denmark|
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced that it has been invited by TeliaSonera, the leading telecommunication company in the Nordic and Baltic region, to participate in a trial of its Base Station Router (BSR) Femto in-building wireless access solution in Denmark. TeliaSonera's planned trial activities in Denmark are expected to start this spring.
|02/14/08||Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung Debut Industry's First Solution for Seamless WiMAX-GSM/EDGE Dual-Mode Services|
Samsung Multimode Handheld Device, Together With Network Features From Alcatel-Lucent, Enable Service Continuity Across Both WiMAX and GSM/EDGE
|02/12/08||Nortel Evolved EDGE Technology Delivers Mobile Broadband, Builds Bridge to 4G|
Nortel, and partner Prisma Engineering, demonstrates end-to-end Evolved EDGE communication that delivers higher data rates, better spectral efficiency and longer battery life for handsets compared to other solutions. Evolved EDGE enables operators to extend the life and broaden the capabilities of GSM, further enhancing the revenue-generating capabilities of existing assets. Evolved EDGE delivers the speed and performance required to offer enhanced services at a fraction of the cost of deploying 3G systems.
|02/12/08||Nortel Boosts Bandwidth Power of Blue Sky Communications Network in American Samoa|
Blue Sky Communications, the wireless service provider for American Samoa, is using All-IP Voice Core solutions from Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) to provide new, operationally efficient communication services across this island territory of the U.S.
|02/09/08||Nokia Siemens Networks Delivers Wireless Broadband Network to Rural Upstart Stelera Wireless|
Stelera Wireless today announced that it has launched the first two markets of its rural broadband networks build in the United States. Nokia Siemens Networks has supplied an end-to-end network solution and turnkey services for this initial deployment and will continue to do so as the network expands.
|02/08/08||New 3G Mobile Linux Cell Phones Offer Multiband Frequencies for Broadband Wireless Operators|
The LiMo Foundation was founded by Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone to develop the world's first globally competitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices.
|02/08/08||Telefonica O2 Czech Republic Drives Faster Mobile Broadband with Nortel Broadband Wireless CDMA Rev. A Technology|
Telefonica O2 Czech Republic has enhanced its fixed and mobile broadband services portfolio with new converged services by upgrading its CDMA network to Rev A with a Nortel (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) CDMA solution.
|02/08/08||STMicroelectronics' Nomadik(R) Multimedia Processor Adds Linux and Complete Application Environment from Trolltech|
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in delivering high-performance, low-power multimedia solutions for next-generation mobile products, today expanded its Nomadik(R) multimedia application processor ecosystem with the integration of Linux and Trolltech's Qtopia application environment in the STn8815 Nomadik engine.
|02/08/08||Telcel Launches HSDPA Mobile Broadband in Mexico|
3G Americas, a wireless trade organizationrepresenting the GSM family of technologies in the Americas, congratulatesTelcel on their launch of third generation (3G) mobile broadband servicesin Mexico.
|02/08/08||Dual-Mode EDGE-WiMAX Reference Design Based on Nexperia Cellular and Intel WiMAX Solutions|
NXP Semiconductors will be demonstrating a dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX reference design at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14, 2008. The dual-mode reference design highlights the extended mobility between the two wireless standards by combining NXP's Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5210 for EDGE networks with the forthcoming Intel Â WiMAX Connection 2400 solution for ultra mobile and CE devices, formerly codenamed, "Baxter Peak." A fully validated reference design for the dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX solution will be available from NXP in second half 2008.
|02/07/08||Fujitsu Launches Highly Flexible, Scalable BroadOne(TM) WX300 Mobile WiMAX Base Station|
Fujitsu Network Communications, a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today the BroadOne WX series of mobile WiMAX base stations.
|02/07/08||AT&T Plans Major Expansion of 3G Wireless Broadband Service in 2008|
AT&T is casting a wider Net for mobile customers this year by building out its network to make catching a high speed wireless Web connection easier coast-to-coast.
|02/06/08||Airvana Selected by Thomson to Supply 3G Femtocell Products|
Airvana, Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRV) and Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) announced that they entered into a global sourcing agreement for Airvana's Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) femtocell technology. As a result of the agreement, Thomson will use Airvana's femtocell products in conjunction with their own residential gateways.
|02/06/08||Franklin Wireless Launches HSPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE/ WCDMA Broadband Wireless Modem|
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL ), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, announced today the launch of the Franklin Wireless CGU-720 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) USB modem -- the fastest mobile data technology available in the mobile wireless market today.
|02/05/08||Google's 700MHz Wish Comes True|
If you haven't heard yet, the nationwide block of spectrum in the 700MHz band being auctioned by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission received sufficient high dollar bids today to exceed the "reserve," or minimum price of US$4.6 billion, which will require any winning wirelesss operator to keep the spectrum open.
|02/04/08||WirelessLogix Partners With Sequans for CDMA Test Tools|
WirelessLogix Inc. and Sequans have established a partnership designed to integrate Sequans' Mobile WiMAX chips into the WirelessLogix XCAL-X and XCAP-X WiMAX tools suite. This new chip integration will provide end users with the ability to test Sequans-based devices using WirelessLogix' XCAL-X real-time data collection and analysis tool.
|02/04/08||Maravedis Predicts WiMAX Subscribers to Exceed 100 Million by 2014 as WiMAX and LTE Converge Upon 4G Technologies and Markets|
Leading telecommunications market research and analysis firm Maravedis today announced the publication of the fifth edition of its yearly report "WiMAX, LTE and Broadband Wireless Worldwide Market Trends 2008-2014." This comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of broadband wireless trends including applications, deployments, technology, regulation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
|02/01/08||Balfour Beatty Rail Lowers Costs of Construction With Cisco Broadband Wireless Routers|
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO ) announced that Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH Germany is using third-generation wireless technology incorporated into the Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) to help improve the productivity and efficiency of its engineers by reducing the time it takes to establish a communications infrastructure at remote construction sites. Balfour Beatty Rail is using integrated third-generation (3G) wireless technology from Cisco to rapidly deploy networked information technology (IT) systems, which helps engineers access online information and services that are critical for the effective completion of rail projects.
|01/31/08||Digi GPRS Cellular Broadband Wireless Router Replaces Cellular Modems in Low-Speed Applications|
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) introduced the Digi Connect WAN GPRS, a second generation (2G), commercial grade, GSM GPRS Class 10 cellular router that provides secure connectivity to remote sites and devices. It adds a cost optimized solution to Digi's industry-leading line of commercial grade cellular routers and Drop-in Networking solutions. It is ideal for applications requiring connection speeds of up to 40 kbps such as remote asset monitoring, meter reading, vehicle tracking, security and many more.
|01/31/08||Digi Extends High-Speed 3G Cellular HSDPA and EVDO Broadband Wireless Router Product Line|
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) introduced the Digi Connect WAN 3G, an upgradeable third generation (3G) Wireless WAN router for primary and backup connectivity to remote sites and devices. It is a targeted function Ethernet-to-cellular router that supports both HSDPA and EVDO 3G standards and adds a cost optimized, high-speed solution to Digi's industry leading line of cellular routers.
|01/28/08||3GPP Scrambles to Approve LTE Definition of What Bandwidth Requirements Need to Be Met in Order to Develop a Competitive Solution to WiMAX|
With the recent approval of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology specifications by the leading global wireless standards organization 3GPP, LTE is on target and continuing its momentum as the next phase of technology development for the GSM family of technologies, according to industry association 3G Americas.
|01/23/08||Mobile Broadband Wireless Entertainment Service Market to Increase Threefold to $64bn by 2012, Says Juniper Research|
Music, games and mobile TV will be the major contributors to the global mobile entertainment market which will rise from just over $20 billion in 2007 to more than $64 billion by 2012, according to a new report by Juniper Research. Other mobile entertainment sectors include User-generated Content, Gambling, Adult and Infotainment.
|01/23/08||Ericsson Wins WCDMA/HSPA Upgrade and Broadband Wireless Expansion Contract with Swisscom|
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) has signed a frame agreement with leading Swiss operator Swisscom to expand and upgrade its WCDMA/HSPA network to enable high-speed mobile broadband coverage across 90 percent of Switzerland.