The mobile phone industry is dominated by six companies, but that isn't stopping a couple of manufacturers with limited brand recognition from seeking to boost their sales in the United States. Nokia, of course, is the dominant power in handsets and claimed a 35-percent market share worldwide in the first quarter of 2006.
Aperto Networks, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, WebTech Wireless, TOM Online, iPCS, Sprint Nextel, Transaction Network Services, BroadSoft and GigaBeam Corporation.
Looking to bolster its position in the wireless arena, ADC Corporation is snapping up Andrew Corporation for $2 billion. The combined entity will offer expertise in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure markets.
Making good on a pledge made in February, the Common Short Code Administration (CSCA) has expanded the short code program with the introduction of 6-digit short codes.
Tira Wireless unveiled the latest iteration of its Tira Jump Product Suite, which now features additional support for BREW applications. The company made the announcement at the BREW 2006 Conference in San Diego, Calif.
Sling Media is moving full speed ahead with plans to enter the mobile space through a public beta program for its latest version of SlingPlayer Mobile software, which enables video to be streamed to smartphones running the Windows Mobile Smartphone operating system.
Skyhook Wireless has expanded its Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) in the top 100 largest metropolitan cities on the United States. The company has set a goal for its Wi-Fi database to cover 70 percent of the U.S. population by the close of 2006.
Sprint Nextel, Research In Motion, Cingular Wireless, Motorola, Communications Platforms Trade Association, TruePosition, Sierra Wireless, Brightstar Corporation, Azimuth Systems, DotPhoto, Digipix and Monotype Imaging.
As enterprises replace their wired networks with Wi-Fi networks for their primary LAN infrastructure, a major concern is interference. In the business environment, voice over Wi-Fi applications often fail to perform to their potential due to shared bandwidth or interference associated with devices such as Bluetooth headsets, cellular phones, PDAs, video cameras, microwaves and other 802.11 equipment.
Managing hundreds of Wi-Fi access points is a big job for any corporation, but for school districts, it’s a whole different matter.
Last week, Tzero Technologies garnered headlines when it announced it would deliver on the promise of a wire-free home with its ultrawideband (UWB) chipset. The chipset for OEMs starts shipping in July.
There are various kinds of security measures being adopted in the mobile world, but a California company has added a new wrinkle.
At least one analyst firm believes the Democratic turn in Congress could bring more scrutiny to telecommunications issues, particularly merger activity and possibly spectrum, but it won't bring a major shift in telecommunications policy in general.
American Tower Corporation posted a 26-percent jump in quarterly revenue. Currently in the midst of a stock option grant practices review, the company only reported select results for the third quarter. Restated results for some prior quarters are forthcoming.