When it comes to U.S. operators and their mobile content strategies, virtually all of them either have or will soon add an off-portal content sales strategy to their on-deck offerings. Slowly but surely, nearly all operators are tearing down their walled gardens and allowing trusted third parties to sell content to their customers – without those third parties having to be part of the ope
WASHINGTON—The FCC voted in mid-April to significantly change the rules for 2496-2690 MHz broadband radio service/educational broadband service (BRS/EBS) spectrum. With an eye toward opening up commercialization of a slow-to-develop market among educational spectrum holders, the agency adopted new rules that would double leasing periods and make licensing areas smaller.
With just over five months under his belt, Mike Zafirovski, Nortel's new president and CEO, is clearly prepared to answer the tough questions that wireless carriers are surely asking about his company's long-term staying power. Reputation is key in the business world, particularly when it comes to cutting deals with operators leery of fly-by-night firms.
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.