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Frontier, Zipwhip Bring Texting to Landlines

July 1, 2014 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Regional telecom and broadband provider Frontier is adding texting fucntionality to its business landline numbers. Frontier has turned to Zipwhip for the technology that allows its business landline numbers to become text messaging channels.

Verizon Places First VoLTE Call

February 10, 2011 7:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it has placed the first voice call over its commercial LTE network, moving...

Analysis - IMS Gets Boost from Voice over LTE

November 29, 2009 8:10 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

Will solving the thorny problem of providing voice and SMS with LTE justify IMS investments and...

Operator Heavyweights Throw Support Behind IMS

November 4, 2009 6:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Several industry big wigs including AT&T, Orange, Vodafone and Ericsson have voiced their...

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Analysts: VoIP Could Favor IMS

September 16, 2009 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In-Stat reports there's great potential for mobile VoIP, including the possibility that VoIP could favor IMS in the voice-over-LTE debate.

Looking Forward to Voice, LTE Faces Technological Quandary

August 1, 2009 8:30 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

LTE is noted for its speed, simplicity and elegance. It can support stunning data rates and has the potential to revolutionize telecommunications with a host of innovative, high-bandwidth applications.

Wiretaps Go Mobile to Catch Cell Conversations

April 28, 2009 9:21 am | by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Law enforcement has gone mobile in its pursuit of wiretaps, as more Americans rely on their cell phones

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Overcoming Mobile Insecurities

April 20, 2009 10:08 am | by Anthony James | Articles | Comments

The growing prevalence of 3G networks is enabling broader bandwidth for mobile devices.

Low-tech Tools Take Out Phones in Silicon Valley

April 13, 2009 8:52 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A hacksaw and a few other tools were probably all it took for someone to sever eight fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley last week.

Report: Mobile Transaction Security Still a Concern

March 3, 2009 8:29 am | by Luke Simpson | News | Comments

A report by ABI Research shows that consumers’ concerns over the security of mobile transactions were not appeased in 2008.

The New Era of Device Security

February 28, 2009 5:32 pm | by Luke Simpson | Articles | Comments

As consumers increasingly rely on their mobile devices for e-mail and other functions besides voice, it's increasingly important to address security issues – even if they're not the Secret Service.

5 Considerations in a Down Economy

February 24, 2009 12:41 pm | by Chris Kozup | Articles | Comments

Businesses continue to make investments in mobility as a way to improve employee productivity.

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FirstNews - February 18, 2009

February 18, 2009 8:24 am | by The INQ 1 | Articles | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format

Obama Lobbied Intel CEO on Stimulus

February 11, 2009 8:20 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

President Barack Obama lobbied the head of Intel to talk up the more than $800 billion economic recovery package moving through Congress.

Nokia Siemens Intros New Flexi

February 5, 2009 8:18 am | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) announced the launch of the Flexi Multiradio Base Station, which covers GSM/EDGE, W-CDMA/HSPA and LTE.

Can Public Safety Go It Alone?

January 31, 2009 5:35 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

It’s hard for a city to justify contributing a few million to achieve inter-agency communications compatibility when it is struggling to pay for basic operations of those police and fire departments. Thus was born the idea of the Shared Wide Band Network.

Verizon Says Employees Accessed Obama Account

November 21, 2008 7:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

President-elect Barack Obama’s personal cell phone account has been improperly accessed by Verizon Wireless employees, the carrier confirmed.

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MDM & Security: The New Frontline of Enterprise Security

November 18, 2008 8:52 am | by Mark Jordan | Articles | Comments

Call it Murphy’s Law’s first cousin: If there’s a technology target that can be hacked, hijacked, corrupted or otherwise compromised, there are countless cyber-criminals who will be only too happy to oblige.

Android Gets a Security Patch

November 4, 2008 6:50 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Google has released an over-the-air fix for a serious security flaw found on the Android operating system.

In the Driver’s Seat

October 2, 2008 10:18 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Given today’s credit crunch, high fuel prices and consumers’ desires to get rid of their SUVs, you might understand if car makers put telematics in the back seat. But they’re not. In fact, industry insiders say automakers have plenty of reasons to keep telematics on the R&D front burner.

Genband Adds Security Element to Gateways

September 16, 2008 7:54 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Genband wanted to add a security layer to its capabilities. It did so this week with the acquisition of NextPoint Networks

FirstNews Briefs for September 15, 2008

September 15, 2008 7:48 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Delta Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vringo, SMobile Systems, MobileOne, Streamezzo

Verizon Adds City ID Tech From Cequint

September 9, 2008 7:55 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless was an early opponent to proposals for a wireless phone number directory

State Commissioners in Wireless Committee

September 9, 2008 7:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

State utility commissioners established a new committee that will propose national consumer protection standards for wireless phone service

FCC To Try Again For 700 MHz Network

September 8, 2008 7:56 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The FCC later this month may try again to sell its 700 MHz licenses for a national public safety network.

Who Are You Going to Call?

September 3, 2008 6:05 pm | by Mohan Sadashiva | Articles | Comments

The data on a consumer’s mobile phone, which previously used to be just contacts, now includes calendars, tasks, pictures

FEMA Takes Steps for Common Alerting System

July 30, 2008 8:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to adopt an alerting protocol similar to the Common Alerting Protocol.

Public Responds to Cancer Doctor’s Warning

July 25, 2008 8:13 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Yesterday, Dr. Ronald Herberman, the director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute made headlines by encouraging his staff to limit use of cell phones.

Public Safety OK with County Level for E911 Reporting

July 18, 2008 8:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

In what looks to be a reprieve for wireless carriers, APCO and NENA this week said they’re willing to accept E911 compliance measurements at the county level.

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