First News Briefs: nTelos, DISH, Verizon, ARM, Spreadtrum, Celltick
nTelos and DISH have agreed to expand their pilot program to co-develop a fixed wireless broadband service. DISH and nTelos plan to offer the service commercially on a limited trial basis in markets where the two companies have a high concentration of customers. The trial markets include Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro and Charlottesville, Va. The companies are targeting early 2014 for rollout, with trial services potentially reaching up to half-a-million homes.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the immediate availability of Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage patients' health in between doctor visits.
ARM and Spreadtrum today announced a license agreement providing Spreadtrum with the full range of ARM Artisan physical IP, including POP IP, for the broad range of IC foundry and process varieties of 28nm that ARM supports to deliver flexible manufacturing options. The license agreement gives Spreadtrum access to ARM Artisan standard cells, next-generation memory compilers and POP IP for ARM Cortex processors and Mali GPUs. ARM Artisan physical IP and POP IP will help provide the foundation to accelerate Spreadtrum’s development of their low-power mobile phone SoCs.
Celltick, a global provider of mobile initiated commerce, announced its partnership with ESPN Brazil to bring sports fans a mobile experience on the start screen.