The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For May 29, 2007
Ofcom Postpones 3G Spectrum Auction
The United Kingdom's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has delayed the
planned auction of the remaining 3G spectrum until 2008. The move
was promoted by lobbying from the existing licence holders, who
demanded further consultation into the cost of spectrum.
Significance: According to its original plans, Ofcom was planning
to auction ...
T-Mobile Parent Invests in Upstart Jajah
NEW YORK -- German telephone company Deutsche Telekom AG, the
parent of T-Mobile, said Tuesday it has invested in Jajah, an upstart
firm that lets customers bypass long-distance fees by connecting
their calls over the Internet. The venture funding arm of
Deutsche Telekom joined computer-chip maker Intel Corp. in leading
BlackBerrys Go Wi-Fi
Expect a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry to hit the wires later this
year. Research In Motion's (RIM) co-CEO Jim Balsillie told the
audience at the JP Morgan Technology Conference earlier this week
that the company is working on a BlackBerry handset with both
cellular and Wi-Fi wireless capabilities, to come out "in the
back half of ...
Qualcomm Pads European Anti-WiMAX War Chest
Qualcomm has created a $135 million fund to invest in European
startups and small-to-medium-sized companies backing Wideband
Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) technology -- the stuff of
which Qualcomm holds a rich patent portfolio. The move
immediately was assessed by European pundits as part of
Qualcomm's long-standing ...
FTTx Vendors Push Triple Play
Tellabs Inc. and Occam Networks Inc. were among vendors this week
making announcements that underscore the continued focus by
carriers and vendors on fiber access networks. Tellabs
introduced a small-form-factor multiservice access platform
(MSAP) for fiber-to-the-node (FTTN), fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC),
Wireless: Fix, Not Flaw
LAS VEGAS -- Interop -- Here's a welcome changeup for security
pros: Instead of wireless technology being a major security
threat, it's getting reworked by vendors like Aruba, Meru, and
Shibon Systems to improve enterprise security. No, what follows
is not a paean to WPA 2.0 and the many wonders of broadband
wireless in ...
Market Pioneers Still Hold Dominant Market Share Position for WiMAX
Equipment in 2006
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- According to In-Stat, while better known
equipment vendors like Samsung, Nokia Siemens, and Motorola received
extensive press coverage in 2006 due to their high-profile service
provider wins, it was still the original market entrants -- Alavarion,
Aperto, Redline, and Airspan that held the dominant market ...
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