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AsicAhead Introduces New RFIC

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

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 Testbed for WiMAX

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

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 Showcases WiMAX 16e Reference Design

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

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.


UWB Reality Check

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

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.

Terabeam Completes Proxim Buy

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

A little more than a week after announcing its plan to purchase Proxim Corporation's assets, Terabeam Wireless says the deal is complete.

Taking It to the Streets

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

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.

3G vs. Non-3G Usage (United Kingdom)

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

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.

Expect MVNO Consolidation

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

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


Market Potential, Uncertainty Pervades WiMAX Chipset Market

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

While competing technologies pose significant threats, WiMAX technology faces enormous potential, notes In-Stat, a sister company to Wireless Week. The research firm foresees the WiMAX chipset market reaching as high as $950 million in 2009. Another, more conservative scenario, pegs the market at $450 million in 2009.

College Students Not Averse to Cell Phone Ads

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

A study out of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., shows college students are a receptive market when it comes to advertisements over cell phones – particularly if they get something in return. The survey found 40 percent of students would accept an ad if, in return, they received 25 cents or less, while 60 percent said it would take $1 or more per ad, according to Michael Hanley, an

V-friends to Keep You Company

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Look out. The 2006 version of your imaginary friend may be coming to the United States this year. It's not so much a friend as a girlfriend or boyfriend, and in some cases, you can make that plural. Artificial Life, the company that brought the V-girlfriend to Asia, is talking with several carriers in the United States and expects to launch the V-girl and V-boy game here in the second quarter,

Optometrist Develops Eye for Mobility

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

How does someone with an optometry degree end up as CEO of a profitable wireless content company? For Leon Yohai, 31, CEO of Qmobile, it was somewhat of a roundabout way. But thanks to a college business instructor, he was given the confidence to pursue his dreams. Both his father and grandfather had worked in the optometry business, but after he got his degree and worked as an optometrist in

Disconnect Over Mobilization

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The impact of mobility on an enterprise IT department and the company's management is much more complicated than simply giving workers a mobile handset and access to e-mail or other corporate data. A new study by the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum found the impact of enterprise mobility is exponential rather than incremental, according to Chris Kenton, the forum's senior vice presi

News Briefs for August 24, 2005

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Proteus, SouthernLINC Wireless, Motorola, NextWeb, TTPCom, Freescale Semiconductor, Cingular Wireless, Openwave Systems, Vodacom, 4Info, Knitting Factory Entertainment and GoldPocket Wireless.

Briefs...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, August 25, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:34 pm | News | Comments

Volantis, Sprint, TV Guide Mobile Entertainment, CBS.


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