Wireless service penetration rate stands at 65 percent, thanks to the addition of 25.2 million new subscribers from June 2004 to June 2005, according to CTIA's semi-annual wireless industry survey.
Nortel inked several deals, valued at $150 million, with China Mobile designed to ready the operator's wireless networks for 3G and increase capacity. The telecom equipment provider also landed a $3 million wireless support deal in Russia with VimpelCom.
Digicel has received approval for its planned purchase of seven Cingular Wireless operations. The agreement allows Digicel to make further inroads in its service offering in the Caribbean and Bermuda.
The lead technology provider for Sprint's announced WiMAX network, Samsung, is showing off its latest wireless broadband technology at its annual 4G Forum on an island off the coast of Korea.
Motorola and Qualcomm recently announced some innovations in wireless chip designs, one for WiMAX and one for CDMA.
When you talk about messaging, everyone’s Holy Grail has been to integrate all the various messaging forms into one service. There have been various attempts, and names, that fall under such umbrellas as Unified Messaging, Unified Communications and the like.
Infineon Technologies announced that the first E-GOLDvoice chip produced in Dresden worked at the first attempt and has already been used to make phone calls on GSM networks. E-GOLDvoice is a highly integrated chip for mobile telephony, combining all of a mobile phone's essential electronic components in an area measuring 8 x 8mm.
AsicAhead NV, a wireless fabless semiconductor company, entered the WiMAX market with a single-chip programmable radio that can be reconfigured in the field to support multiple frequency bands, as well as all currently specified IEEE 802.16e bandwidth configurations.
Chile’s Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL) is deploying the first WiMAX network in the country using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 3500 platform. ENTEL will use its WiMAX network to offer voice and data services and extend broadband coverage to small and medium companies and corporate users in 14 cities.
picoChip, developer of multicore DSPs for advanced wireless and the industry-standard for WiMAX infrastructure, has demonstrated its reference design for mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) at WiMAX World Europe.
Back when I was a kid, my sisters and I constantly fought over who would sit in the front seat, the most desirable seat in the car. It was where the action was. The radio was there and all of the other dashboard functions. The back seats were simply that, seats in the transport. Cars have changed a lot in the intervening decades.
A little more than a week after announcing its plan to purchase Proxim Corporation's assets, Terabeam Wireless says the deal is complete.
Last month, Verizon Wireless introduced its first phone that includes VZ Navigator, a navigation system that provides turn-by-turn directions, points of interest and voice prompts. I have experimented with this phone and tested it against my onboard navigation system. It works great. Navigation systems are gaining momentum.
It looks as though some of those huge investments in 3G could start to pay off. 3G users in the United Kingdom are more active – in some cases by a factor of 10 times – than non-3G users, especially for new and advanced mobile activities, such as video clip downloads and streaming TV, reports Telephia.
More than one-third of respondents believe MVNOs will position themselves as better able to provide access to content and services than traditional network carriers, according to a survey that mobile content provider Motricity conducted during an MVNO summit in Miami last month. A majority – 74 percent – of summit attendees also agree that the MVNO market will experience significant