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Ethernet Microwave Coming to North America

November 10, 2008 7:16 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Mobile operators are using new kinds of backhaul systems to help protect their revenue and keep customers.

Big 4 Operators Enable Tunnel Service

November 10, 2008 7:11 am | by Wireless Week staff | News | Comments

The four major wireless operators came together to bring wireless service to the Tip O’Neill tunnel in Boston.

MobileAccess, Sprint Cover Hospital Campuses

November 10, 2008 7:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

MobileAccess, has extended the MobileAccess Universal Wireless Network to Clarian Health’s three hospital campuses


Qualcomm Financials Take a Hit

November 7, 2008 6:53 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

San Diego’s Qualcomm saw its Q4 profit sink 22%; the company’s estimates for 2009 don’t look too rosy either.

NSN Ships LTE Hardware

October 15, 2008 8:14 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has begun shipping its Long Term Evolution (LTE) compatible Flexi Multimode Base Station hardware.

Automating to a Competitive Advantage

October 13, 2008 6:29 am | by David Gehringer | Articles | Comments

Customers today expect nothing less than reliable service coupled with instant access to the latest technologies

Policy Controls Aid Mobile Broadband Uptake

October 10, 2008 7:46 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Today’s flat rate pricing for mobile broadband is easy for consumers to understand and will encourage usage.

Data Complicates OSS

October 2, 2008 10:14 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Wireless operators have built out their 3G networks primarily to gain more revenue for data services. The strategy is working, although the increased data traffic brings challenges for network management.


Hogs & Bandwidth

October 2, 2008 9:59 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Two items regarding operation of the new 3G iPhone made the news recently, In one, AT&T announced that it would ban from its network any iPhone users that it catches doing so-called peer-to-peer file transfers on its 3G network. Then it became known that iPhones will not be able to download music from Apple’s popular iTunes site using 3G. Instead, as with the older version of the iPhone

Tower Co-Location Faces Big Changes

October 2, 2008 9:50 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Articles | Comments

Until the 1990s, an operator could install a wireless tower almost wherever it pleased and with minimal objection from local communities. It didn’t take many towers to support an entire region because there weren’t many customers in the first place and most of the data was simple voice.

Seybold’s Take - More, Not Fewer, Towers

October 2, 2008 9:42 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

In the next few years, the demands for tower space and new cell sites will reach an all-time high. There are new build-outs required for Clearwire/Sprint, for AWS spectrum owners including T-Mobile and a number of cable operators.

Scartel Brings WiMAX to Russia

October 2, 2008 2:12 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

CHICAGO—If you spent any time at WiMAX World, you probably heard about Scartel, the Russian operator that launched a trial mobile WiMAX service on Sept. 2.

Towerstream Upgrades Chicago Network

October 2, 2008 2:03 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

CHICAGO—When Sprint launches its Xohm network in the Windy City, it won’t be the first WiMAX carrier in Chicago.


The WIP Race

October 1, 2008 6:46 pm | by Keith Radousky | Articles | Comments

Ameritech launched the first commercial cellular network on Oct. 13, 1983, with much fanfare at Soldier Field in Chicago. New customers began signing up by the thousands despite the near $3,000 price tag and subscription fee of $50 per month and 50 cents per minute of airtime.

Biden-Palin Draw COLT for VP Debates

October 1, 2008 8:09 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Tomorrow night, Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) audition in their first vice-presidential debate at Washington University

WiMAX News Briefs for Oct. 1, 2008

September 30, 2008 6:49 pm | News | Comments

Companies also in the news at WiMAX World: SOMA Networks, Ronan Telephone Company, Apitilo Networks, Wireless Communications Association, WiMAX Forum, Coresonic AB

FirstNews Briefs for September 30, 2008

September 30, 2008 8:17 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Communications Test Design, Phoenix Wireless, Bluesocket, ExteNet Systems, WhitePages, Wireless Connections, Aperto, Altman Vilandrie & Company, 2ergo, SpinVox, Virgin Mobile

FirstNews Briefs for September 29, 2008

September 29, 2008 7:43 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Ericsson, LG Electronics, Bharti-Airtel, envIOWorks, Guamcell, Exalt Communications

Kore Partners with Overseas M2M Operators

September 24, 2008 8:04 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Several operators in the machine-to-machine (M2M) space, located in multiple continents, are partnering to give customers access to virtual global network.

FirstNews Briefs for September 23, 2008

September 23, 2008 8:06 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Iridium Holdings, GHL Acquisition, Performance Technologies, Powerwave Technologies, Ceragon Networks, Neural Technologies, Motorola, WiNetworks

Wireless Modem Binder Now Available

September 9, 2008 7:43 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Mushroom Networks today announced PortaBella, a device which aggregates multiple wireless network connections.

FirstNews Briefs for September 9, 2008

September 5, 2008 7:27 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Strix, Digital Payment Technologies, Vanu, Norwest Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Tata Capital, Strix Systems, Digital Payment Technologies, Digit Wireless, Alcatel-Lucent, WiMAX Forum, ComSouth

Operators Take Action Against Gustav

September 2, 2008 8:14 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The Republican National Convention wasn’t the only organization making adjustments over Labor Day weekend to help victims of Hurricane Gustav.

Hutchison Narrows 3G Losses

August 21, 2008 8:03 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Hutchison Whampoa reported better-than-expected first-half net profit, as the conglomerate run by tycoon Li Ka-shing posted a smaller loss.

Protecting the Open Network

August 17, 2008 4:04 pm | by Nathan Ulery | Articles | Comments

As a consultant who spends a large amount of time on site at clients, prospects and partners, I am endlessly amazed at how easy it is to get connected to most corporate networks. Let me describe a recent day to illustrate my concern.

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