Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Croatia awards ten WiMAX licenses

Croatia's telecommunications regulator has awarded 10 fixed-line telecommunications services licenses, based on the WiMAX technology. VIPnet and Odašiljači i Veze (OiV) received concessions in the capital Zagreb, while concessions for the Splitsko-Dalmatinska and Primorsko-Goranska counties were issued to Portus, Optima Telekom, WiMAX Telecom and OiV.

Vodafone UK Selects Visto to Drive Mobile Email Choice:

Visto Corporation, a leading global provider of secure push mobile email, today announced that Vodafone UK, the UK's leading mobile phone operator, has selected Visto Mobile(TM) with ConstantSync(TM) technology to power its Vodafone Business Email offering.

Telus Catches Convergence Fever

The growing fixed/mobile convergence trend has carriers and vendors scrambling to merge business units, with Canada's second operator Telus Corp. (NYSE: TU - message board; Toronto: T) the latest to announce it's combining its fixed-line and wireless divisions. (See Telus Merges Units.)

WebWire� | Nokia and 3 Scandinavia work together on 3G push to talk

Nokia and 3 Scandinavia are trialling Nokia Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) service in the Swedish market. With push to talk, people can use their mobile phones like walkie-talkies, communicating with a selected group or with individuals at the push of a button. The trial is initially targeted to business users, but private and business users alike can benefit from this simple, direct communication.

Alvarion In Mali

Alvarion Ltd., a wireless broadband and mobile vendor, has announced that Ikatel, an affiliate of France Telecom will install Alvarion's BreezeMAX 3500 system, including hundreds of CPEs based on the Intel WiMAX chip to deploy a WiMAX network in the capital city of Bamako

Friday, November 25, 2005

MOTOROLA: Live Market Trial of Motorola's 3GPP Compliant UMA Solution in Denmark

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today
announced that following a successful initial six-month
trial of its Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) solution, TeliaSonera
Denmark is moving to phase two of the trial project -- making calls
with Motorola A910 handset over the first 3GPP compliant UMA system
in an operational network environment.

Pipex 'encouraged' by WiMAX trials

UK-based Pipex is "encouraged" by trials of its WiMAX wireless broadband service and is pressing ahead with further tests, it revelaed today.

The ISP has been running the WiMAX trial in tandem with Airspan Networks at the US-based firm's test facility in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

3G Poised To Take Off in U.S.

Recent consolidation among commercial wireless operators in the U.S. will set the stage for next-generation, or 3G , wireless networks to proliferate in the U.S., said Nobuharu Ono, president and CEO of NTT DoCoMo USA, a subsidiary of Japan's largest wireless carrier, speaking at the Radio Club of America's annual awards banquet.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Polish operator NASK has completed the commercial launch of its fixed wireless access network in the country's capital city of Warsaw. The network, using Cambridge Broadband's VectaStar fixed wireless access equipment in the licensed 3.6 to 3.8GHz band, has now been successfully operating for more than a month.

Gartner: 3G phones will flop this Christmas

Analyst group Gartner has predicted that sales of 3G phones will be poor this Christmas because the devices have failed to grab consumers' attention, a charge that mobile phone operator 3 has strongly refuted.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Deutsche Telekom to build up T-Mobile U.S. network

Deutsche Telekom to build up T-Mobile U.S. network

Qualcomm announces new platforms for EV-DO and HSDPA

Qualcomm Inc. launched two next-generation wireless platforms-DO Multi-carrier Multi-link eXtensions and HSDPA Multi-carrier Multi-link eXtensions. The company said the DMMX and HMMX platforms support the roadmaps of CDMA2000 1x EV-DO and HSDPA technologies into the year 2010

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Vodafone looks to wireless broadband

Mobile WiMax has caught Vodafone's attention, but right now the company is just trying to make some money out of 3G

Aperto Claims WiMax QOS Kudos

A growing number of its customers are using Aperto’s products to deliver business-quality Voice-over-IP (VOIP) services, often at service prices that are significantly more competitive than those of existing service providers.

TD-SCDMA to be ready for deployment in Q1 2006 - Forum

Remaining obstacles with terminals and chipsets to be resolved in next two to three months says head of TD-SCDMA Forum.

CDMA2000 EV-DO Revision B Standard to be Published in First Quarter of 2006

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) says the standard for CDMA2000 EV-DO Revision B is on schedule to be published in the first quarter of 2006, under document number 3GPP2 C.S0024-B and by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Electronics Industry Association as TIA/EIA/IS-856-B.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

KT Launches Portable Internet WiBro Service

The Korea Times : KT Launches Portable Internet WiBro Service

Move over WiFi, here comes Samsung's WiBro

The APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference takes place this week in Busan, South Korea. Next door to the forum, at the IT Exhibition in the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO), Samsung will demonstrate its new WiBro service, along with new devices that make use of it.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Intel announces global WiMax investment

Intel announces global WiMax investment - ZDNet UK News

Via Net.Works Switzlerland starts WiMAX trial in Geneva

Alternative fixed network operator Via Net.Works Switzlerland and Swiss Wi-Fi service provider Swisswifi have launched a WiMAX trial network in Le Ligion in Geneva. The Le Ligion building holds 8,000 inhabitants who now can access internet without wires at speeds up to 100 Mbps. Via Net.Works's WiMAX trial is supported by Chinese carriers and wireless ISPs.

Friday, November 11, 2005

O2 plans rollout of HSDPA-enabled 3G services

Telecompaper: "Your One-Stop Source for Telecoms Information!"

Intel pushes WiMax around the globe

Intel on Wednesday announced a slew of new investments that build on its global vision of wireless networks over citywide areas, a setup also known as WiMax.

First European Super 3G network launched

O2 has brought HSDPA to the Isle of Man, and claims that two mystery vendors are developing laptops with integrated support

Thursday, November 10, 2005

O2 to target fixed broadband market with HSDPA

Mobile operator hopes to take market share from fixed broadband businesses with higher-speed 3G; to use Manx Telecom HSDPA launch as test pad.

RTE Business - Irish Broadband unveils new WiMAX plan

Irish Broadband has today announced a major initiative for the immediate rollout of WiMAX broadband networks to 14 of Ireland's major urban centres. The initiative is in association with Intel.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Could xMax change the world of broadband?

A technology demonstrated in the US on Thursday could shake up the telecoms industry and let anyone become a wireless ISP, if the claims being made by its supporters are true

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Telecompaper: "Your One-Stop Source for Telecoms Information!"

After seven days of auctioning, Bulgaria's fixed-line operator BTC and two telecom start-ups, Nexcom and Orbitel, on October 31 were awarded three separate 10-year nationwide licences to provide point-to-multipoint wireless broadband services based on WiMAX technology.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Is the WiMAX-4G train leaving without Intel?

"Qualcomm has outmanoevred the 802.16 camp and the UMTS group fairly substantially by buying Flarion, "The 802.20 group will standardize on something similar to Flash-OFDM. Flarion's OFDM works now, has been through all the trials."

"Why would any mobile career deploy 802.16? All the early simulations suggest it's not going to be a big gain in capacity or spectro-efficiency."

Is the WiMAX-4G train leaving without Intel?

Each of the three vendor lobbies are now exploiting smart antennas, all of them to some extent are dabbling in unlicensed spectrum - with disappointing results so far, we note. And most overlooked of all: all paths lead to OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-division Multiplexing).