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Feds Weigh Cell Phone Ban for Bus, Truck Drivers

September 24, 2009 8:05 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety investigators told federal regulators three years ago that it was dangerous for bus drivers to talk on cell phones while driving and recommended a ban.

Funding Scarce for Next-Gen 911

September 16, 2009 11:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

The future of next-generation, IP-enabled E911 is hampered by a lack of funding and momentum from both the public and private sectors.

Carriers Keep Up with Fire Demands

September 3, 2009 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

With wildfires posing a threat to cell phone towers in Southern California earlier this week, at least a couple service providers report that their networks are performing well.

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Texting, Driving Education at Forefront

September 2, 2009 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

CTIA isn't the only group calling for more focus on education when it comes to texting while driving.

France Questions Apple About Imploding iPhones

August 28, 2009 8:25 am | by Rachel Kurowski, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

France's top trade official is meeting Friday with the financial director of Apple France to discuss several recent claims by iPhone users that their phone screens cracked or exploded.

Iowa 911 Call Center Becomes First to Accept Texts

August 6, 2009 8:00 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An emergency call center in Waterloo, Iowa, became the first in the country to accept text messages sent to "911," starting Wednesday.

Lawmakers to Propose Ban on Driving While Texting

July 29, 2009 8:20 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

States would be required to ban driving while texting or face the loss of highway funds under legislation being pushed

Chinese Worker Commits Suicide over Missing iPhone

July 22, 2009 8:30 am | by William Foreman, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

An employee at a factory that makes iPhones in China killed himself after a prototype went missing

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5 Steps to Protecting Business Intelligence

May 28, 2009 8:15 am | by Don Campbell | Articles | Comments

Smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are among the top growth technologies today.

Imperatives For Managing High Data Traffic

May 4, 2009 11:06 am | by Stuart Taylor | Articles | Comments

After years of industry pundits preaching about mobile data, it has finally arrived.

Avoiding NOTUP in DAS Siting

May 4, 2009 11:00 am | by David Bronston | Articles | Comments

When it comes to wireless antennas, we've all heard of NIMBY or BANANA But how about NOTUP?

Sprint May Outsource Network as Losses Widen

May 4, 2009 9:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Sprint Nextel posted worsening first-quarter losses amid reports that the carrier may outsource its network to Ericsson

Court Allows iPCS to Pursue Claims Against Sprint

May 1, 2009 9:14 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A court in Illinois has ruled that iPCS subsidiaries can go ahead with its litigation against Sprint Nextel.

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DoCoMo Lowers Forecast on Recession, Competition

April 28, 2009 9:33 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Japan’s deepening recession has hit the country’s top wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

Interoperability - Will First Responders Ever Get a Response?

April 27, 2009 7:36 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Interoperability is one of those recurring issues that’s been lost and revived so many times that its latest resurfacing could be seen as either redundant or miraculous.

Cablevision Launches Mobile Version of Web Portal

April 24, 2009 9:10 am | by Mike Robuck, CED Magazine | News | Comments

Cablevision has unveiled a mobile version of its consumer Web portal for its data subscribers.

The Wireless Shade of Green

April 20, 2009 10:18 am | by Chris Kozup | Articles | Comments

Interesting advancements in wireless technology specifically promise to help simplify the transition to green.

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.

Report: Femtocells to Dominate for Indoor Coverage

April 14, 2009 9:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In-Stat says femtocells will make up 61 percent of small cellular base station revenue by 2013.

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.

Looking for the ‘Best Days’

February 28, 2009 5:06 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Nortel is in bankruptcy. Motorola is reporting a loss of $3.96 billion in the last fiscal quarter. Net subscriber adds are down sharply for the largest nationwide carriers. With news like this, it is easy to feel pessimistic about the future of the wireless industry.

inCode Evaluates Provisions in Stimulus

February 17, 2009 8:46 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Telecom-related programs will get $7.2 billion under the economic stimulus bill set for President Barack Obama’s signature today.

Alcatel-Lucent Posts Another Loss

February 4, 2009 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent posted its eighth-straight quarterly loss after its earnings were wiped out by a $5.03 billion write-down of its assets.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan. 14, 2009

January 14, 2009 7:54 am | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs: Yahoo!, Towerstream, Fujitsu Network Communications, Nokia Siemens Networks, T-Mobile Austria, Nokia, Mformation, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Samsung. Siemens, Sony Ericsson, ZTE, Meez, Pulse Entertainment, Anthem Venture Partners.

Cisco Aims to Ease 802.11n Upgrade

January 13, 2009 8:01 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

In the current economy, businesses and organizations may be reluctant to upgrade their wireless LANs with the latest technology, 802.11n.

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