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Oct
13
2011

Carrier Ethernet World Congress Awards announced

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  On Wednesday 12th October 2011 the inaugural IIR & MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA gala took place     Taking place at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam as part of IIR’s Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2011, the awards were attendedby 90+ guests, and were hosted by Camille Mendler, Analyst and Head of Industry Verticals at Informa Group, and Nan Chen, President of the MEF. The awards categories and winners were as follows:       MEF Service […]

Oct
13
2011

Cooperation on strategy needed to make NFC successful

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Businesses need to collaborate to establish business models to make NFC services successful The convergence of many different markets to deliver near-field communication (NFC) payments, and the complexity of these new commercial relationships, has created a barrier to widespread deployment of the technology, according to the Mobey Forum. The global, not-for-profit, financial industry forum claims that as NFC technology continues to gain momentum, businesses need to explore different implementation models, define the business case and […]

Oct
13
2011

LightSquared’s GPS Fix: $400 Million – And They Want the GPS Industry to Pay For it

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After both GPS-related industries and government agencies highlighted that LightSquared’s planned LTE/Satellite hybrid network interfered with GPS signals, the company in June LightSquared filed a revised plan with the FCC. The plan involved utilizing a 10 MHz swath of L-band spectrum in the lower portion of the company’s spectrum assets to avoid interference. That still left some highly-sensitive GPS equipment with interference issues, so LightSquared recently proposed an additional fix usingtechnology they’re developing with a […]

Oct
10
2011

Sprint to Launch LTE in Former CDMA Spectrum

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Sprint executives now are explaining how they will launch Long Term Evolution services on the Sprint network, using the 1900 MHz spectrum. If the implications are not clear, it means Sprint has decided to start using the LTE air interface in the same spectrum it presently uses to support its 3G CDMA network. That means a complete upgrade to LTE across the entire Sprint footprint, cannibalizing CDMA spectrum. Some had thought Sprint would use the […]

Oct
10
2011

Sprint: No more Clearwire devices after 2012

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Sprint Nextel Corp. says it will stop selling phones and other devices compatible with Clearwire Corp.’s network at the end of 2012, as it switches customers to its own Long Term Evolution network. The irony is that Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire. Still, the latest Sprint news might help clarify the Sprint relationship with the wholesaler. What Clearwire has to decide is whether it can afford to switch to LTE itself at the same […]

Sep
30
2011

Most data traffic limited to three cells per user Deutsche Telekom CTO reveals

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Deutsche Telekom CTO Olivier Baujard and BT’s Sean Williams share a panel at the Broadband World Forum Truly mobile usage is a for the most part a myth, according to the CTO of Deutsche Telekom. Speaking in his keynote address at the Broadband World Forum on Wednesday, Olivier Baujard said that according to Deutsche Telekom’s data analysis, 80 per cent of traffic for a typical customer is generated from just three cells. “One is home, […]

Sep
30
2011

Nokia closes European plant; far reaching changes underway

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been streamlining the company since day one It’s almost traditional now for Finnish handset firm Nokia to have a double whammy of bad news in the same week. On Thursday the company announced the cutting of 3,500 jobs at its device manufacturing plant in Cluj, Romania. The move is somewhat controversial as the Romanian plant, opened in 2008, was the cheaper replacement for Nokia’s expensive German manufacturing operation in Bochum. […]

Sep
30
2011

Adobe Flash Player Promises Security Improvements–Good News for Android

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Last week, Adobe announced its plans to put the finishing touches on its new version of Flash Player. The program will now have new security and privacy enhancements on both the desktop and mobile versions of its app. Flash Player 11 was set to debut for early October, and adds desktop support as well as a secure, random number generator. Both these features should help developers secure users’ information more effectively. With all the attention […]

Sep
28
2011

Telstra LTE goes national in Australia, Articles | Mobile Business Briefing

Australian operator Telstra has launched the country’s first 4G Long Term Evolution networks in more than 30 regional and metropolitan areas. The carrier said users in areas covered by the network can expect download speeds ranging between 2 Mbps and 40 Mbps, depending on distance from base stations and local conditions. This is 10 times faster than speeds claimed by Australian operators for 3G, according to Telstra. Upload speeds should range between 1 Mbps and […]

Sep
28
2011

Verizon speaks up in Support of AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

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Unless you’re hiding under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. Sprint and Cellular South have both spoken quite loudly about the negative effects the merger would have on the U.S.’s economy. Until now, Verizon has kept mum about their opinions on the pending marriage. But Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam, has finally spoken up, warning the government not to regulate the deal. Speaking in a conference on Wednesday, September […]

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