News Briefs for September 21, 2005
- IPWireless introduced UMTS RailLink, a new network solution that allows operators to offer high-speed broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi access on trains. UMTS RailLink, which is based on IPWireless' commercial UMTS TD-CDMA mobile broadband technology, was successfully proven to reach speeds up to 220 kilometers per hours in a series of recent road and rail demonstrations with a European GSM operator, the company asserts.
- Digicel revealed its plans to invest $190 million in its mobile telecommunications operations in Trinidad & Tobago. Ericsson is providing the network infrastructure for the project.
- American IP has installed GigaBeam Corporation's WiFiber Wireless Fiber for CompuCredit Corporation. GigaBeam's WiFiber enables Gigabit Ethernet capacity between CompuCredit's Headquarters service facility and CompuCredit's new Data Center in Atlanta.
- Secured Digital Applications has begun advanced field tests of an interface application for machine-to-machine communications that is designed to improve the ability of media devices to connect to wireless broadband networks. The application is expected to be in use by 1,000 vehicles by early 2006, the company says.
- Prepared Response selected Roaming Messenger to provide mobile messaging capabilities to emergency response personnel. Prepared Response's crisis management system, Rapid Responder is designed to give police, fire and other emergency responders instant access to more than 300 site-specific data points. Roaming Messenger's interoperable mobile messaging platform, the system will be able to securely deliver crucial tactical information to handheld devices used by emergency responders and key personnel, Prepared Response says.
- TIM Hellas Telecommunications launched Research in Motion's BlackBerry in Greece. In a separate announcement, Vodafone Greece also unveiled BlackBerry devices in the country.
- InfraWorlds announced the acquisition of Mobile Digital Media (MDM), a Silicon Valley-based publisher and distributor of packaged retail software for mobile devices. Terms were not disclosed.
- Ubiquity Software has signed a global partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies Co. to incorporate its Session Initiation Protocol ("SIP") Application Server ("A/S") as an embedded part of Huawei's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) portfolio of products. Huawei plans to use Ubiquity's Application Creation Environment to develop and deliver wireless, wireline and converged SIP-based applications to service providers worldwide.
- The Carolinas Wireless Association, a business association comprised of members from the wireless sector, plans to unveil its new logo at its membership kickoff meeting next month. Details of the new design are being kept under wraps until the meeting.