FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Huawei, Verve, Ericsson, Wireless History Foundation
AT&T today announced pre-order of the ASUS PadFone X online or in stores on June 6 for zero down or no annual contract.The smartphone and ASUS PadFone Station will be available at $22.92 per month with AT&T Next for 18 months, or $29.80 per month with AT&T Next for 12 months or $199 with a two-year agreement.
Huawei today launched the Agile Branch Solution and Agile Gateway series. The solution enables service deployment and simplified operation and maintenance, as well as integration with value-added trends such as Big Data, Mobile Internet, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As a key component of Huawei's agile network strategies and architecture, the Agile Branch Solution is one of the company's key innovations for 2014. The company says it addresses a series of problems in branch network deployment, operation, and maintenance. It is also the first agile switch to feature zero-touch local maintenance on branch networks.
Verve today announced its Verve Local Merchant Offers (VLMO) platform, a white label platform built to power real-time location-based mobile offers for SMBs. Deployed through channel partners who access Verve¹s programmatic VLMO API, the platform provides a turn-key solution with real-time location-based targeting and a d rich-media creative service that includes offer creation and management, as well as access to mobile inventory.
Ericsson's Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt will be inducted into the Wireless History Foundation's Wireless Hall of Fame on September 9, 2014. Dr. Uddenfeldt, one of the inventors and industry drivers of wireless GSM (2G) technology, as well as mobile broadband (3G/HSPA) and LTE technology, is the first Ericsson employee awarded this honor.