The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For February 15, 2006
Medical Teleconferencing Shifts to Telepresence
Medical teleconferencing technology is quickly moving into its
next phase -- telepresence. At the Barrow Neurological Institute in
Phoenix, cutting edge telecom technology is allowing global
consultations during surgery in real time. Barrow staff
members recently designed and built the MedPresence Conference
Room, an "immersion...
Profiles of Age 30+ Mobile Voice Users
Wireless carriers, handset vendors, and application developers
have built large businesses around several assumptions: --
Voice revenues will steadily deteriorate as voice becomes a
commodity among wireless carriers-- Mobile applications such as
music, video, and picture messaging will shore up those sagging
revenues -- 3G networks...
WiFi VOIP: How Safe?
Just as vendors prepare the first generation of dualmode cellular
and WiFi mobiles for launch later this year, the wireless
security community is starting to turn up threats to 802.11 VOIP
handsets in the field. The Wireless Vulnerabilities & Exploits
site, a repository of -- surprise! -- wireless security threats,
has posted a...
Virgin Mobile Promises First "Real" Cell Phone TV
Virgin Mobile has signed up for BT's Movio broadcast digital TV
and radio service for mobile phones, a deal that will apparently
make it the first carrier in the world to offer IP packet-based
TV on the tiny screen using standard Digital Audio Broadcasting
(DAB) technology. "Virgin Mobile customers will be the first
people in Europe to...
U.S. Technical Giants Face Lawmakers' Questions Over Role in China's
WASHINGTON -- A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday
that China's efforts to manipulate the Internet have increased in
the last year, 'sending a chilling message to Internet users.'
James Keith, the State Department's senior adviser on East Asia,
testified at a House International Relations subcommittee hearing
Wireless Mesh Test Gets Underway
In the first comprehensive test of wireless mesh networking gear,
sponsored by Light Reading and carried out by testing firm
Iometrix Inc., three of the leading companies in the municipal
mesh networking industry are having their gear put through the
paces at a specially constructed test bed in South San
Francisco. (See Wireless Mesh...
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