First News Briefs for April 12, 2013

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:25am
Wireless Week Staff

Cisco today announced MetroPCS Communications, Inc. has begun a commercial launch of its Cisco Carrier-Grade Internet Protocol Version 6 (CGv6) Solution as a first step in the transition of its mobile Internet network to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

According to Analysys Mason’s forecast report, Global telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2013–2017, the global market for telecoms services generated retail revenue of $1.54 trillion in 2012, of which around two-thirds was from developed markets – North America (NA), Western Europe (WE), Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP) – and around one-third from emerging markets – Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP), Latin America (LATAM), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

CVS/pharmacy today announced that up to one million free smartphones will be offered to eligible customers, allowing easy access to its convenient mobile app.  Upon receipt of the phone, consumers will receive a text message prompt to download the CVS Mobile app to provide the convenience of CVS/pharmacy stores and pharmacy services at their fingertips so they can save time and money. A two-year contract or upgrade is required. A total of 12 phones, including the Droid Razr M, are available for customers on Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile.

RAE Systems, a provider of toxic gas detection systems and portable detectors, today announced it will demonstrate its new wireless area and personal gas and radiation detection monitor data in a ProRAE Guardian browser-based "connected threat detection" environment.


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