Wireless backhaul is a hot topic with operators these days. They are investigating how to reduce their backhaul costs. Some estimates suggest carriers around the world are spending on the order of $22 billion per year for backhaul. So when a company comes up with a solution that puts the control back into the operator's hands, it gets some attention.
WASHINGTON-Members of Congress want to make stealing wireless phone records an explicit crime and are adding fines and prison time as further deterrents.
Technology wars sometimes can get nasty, as the long-lived fight over the future of ultrawideband (UWB) repeatedly has shown. There have been two sides to the lingering UWB story, and about the only thing they've been able to agree on is a divorce.
By 2008, cameraphone sales will creep dangerously close to the magical 1-billion-unit mark. This year alone, anywhere from 25 billion to 68 billion cameraphone images will be taken. This compares to roughly 70 billion digital camera images. Do you know how the industry is going to capitalize on all of those images? Shifting gears a bit, revenue from the sub-11 GHz fixed wireless market will inc
A new Florida law signed into action last month makes GPS locator anklets a permanent part of life for paroled child sex abuse offenders. The law also serves as a prime example of a growing trend nationwide to put a wireless leash on convicted felons released back into society. In addition to Florida, several states are looking to add or expand systems that will track sex offenders and other vi
WASHINGTON—VoIP's confounding influence on telecommunications is getting increased focus these days on many fronts, including how to track VoIP signals over wireless networks for advanced E911 applications. Now that the FCC requires wireless carriers to have the capability to track and locate E911 callers, VoIP, with its IP packet-based network that stymies most location, is one of the mo
WASHINGTON—Wireless carriers were able to open up their network capabilities to help law enforcement prevent the abduction of children without much technical difficulty, but meshing those capabilities with other well-meaning alert capabilities could be the next job. Wireless AMBER alert capabilities, unveiled by CTIA and law enforcement officials in mid-May, were hailed by police, member
If the Sprint-Nextel merger is completed as expected later this year, perhaps as early as July, it could set in motion a ripple effect touching the affiliate operators for both companies. Sprint and Nextel Communications are the only carriers in the United States with affiliates, and the number of those has dwindled in recent years.
Hispanics are by far the largest ethnic group in the United States, topping more than 40 million people. Yet this growing population segment is vastly under-penetrated by traditional wireless operators despite advertising and marketing campaigns committed to attracting these consumers. Hispanics value a personal approach that goes beyond just Spanish-language advertisements or Hispanic-oriente
San Francisco is the latest municipality to declare its official interest in creating a city-wide, city-supported wireless network.
Nortel and LG Electronics are joining forces to establish a joint venture dedicated to telecom and network solutions for various sectors, including wireless. The JV will likely by called LG-Nortel Co and be based in South Korea.
T-Mobile International is upgrading three of its networks in Europe with Nokia's high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) solution. Terms were not disclosed.
int has scored another win. The distributor says its Wireless Fulfillment Services subsidiary has been designated a master agent for provisioning Cingular Wireless products and services to enterprises and small/medium businesses.
Mobile search service provider 4INFO is gearing up to launch its Mobile Content Search feature later this month through two new mobile content partnerships.