Wednesday, April 25, 2007

UMA Advances Mass-Market Femtocell Deployments | Wireless IQ

Ubiquisys Ltd and Kineto Wireless, Inc. today announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between the UbiquiSys ZoneGate 3G femtocell and Kineto’s UMA network controller.

picoChip Adds CDMA2000, EvDO Support for Femtocells, Picocells | Wireless IQ

picoChip today announced that Global Wireless Technologies (GWT) has developed a hardware reference design and software for CDMA2000 and EvDO femtocells and picocells running on the picoArray processor. This gives picoChip’s customers solutions for all the major standards, WCDMA (HSDPA upgradeable to HSUPA), CDMA2000 and EvDO Rev A, as well as TD-SCDMA and WiMAX, all on a single software-defined hardware platform.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Sprint WiMAX Femto Cells

Sprint has already made it clear that it anticipates that in-building coverage will be an important aspect of its WiMax rollout. "Femtocells are on our radar," says a spokesman for the operator.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Enforta moves to 3.5GHz for WiMAX

The Russian WiMAX operator Enforta has announced plans to launch its first 3.5GHz network early next month. The Dutch-owned company, which trades as Prestige Internet, currently uses the 5.2GHz band for its commercial WiMAX networks in 18 cities. Its new system in the city of Yaroslavl will be the first to use 3.5GHz spectrum, which is one of the standardised bands for WiMAX internationally. Enforta currently claims around 7,500 business customers, ComNews reports.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Intel dumps 3G for WiMax on Centrino,

"You're not going to get a 3G solution from Intel," Eden told's sister site ZDNet Australia. "There are 3G solutions from third parties, but if you look at 3G adoption, it's still a one-digit attach rate. We are going to focus on WiMax, which we believe will be a more pervasive solution, and we are trying to work with the ecosystem to accelerate it worldwide."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Phone problems see Motorola loss

It made a $181m (£90.2m) loss between January and March, compared to a $686m profit in the same period last year. Sales fell from $9.6bn to $9.4bn.

HTC S620

Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 Smartphone with Direct Push technology gives you instant access to your emails, calendar and contacts anytime.

Sprint Taking WiMax Indoors

"We're not building a WiMax network to be another cellular network," Shen says. "We want it to be the future of the mobile Internet."

FT vs BT on FMC

One of the keys to Unik's success in France is the large installed base of the home gateways, which are hooked up to the carrier's DSL service. Each Livebox provides WiFi broadband connectivity in the home and routes mobile calls from dualmode GSM/WiFi handsets over the fixed broadband connection. At the end of 2006, France Telecom had deployed 3.5 million Livebox units in France.

BT launches another FMC proposition for the SME market

Customers signing up for Office Anywhere will receive a Windows Smartphone, the HTC S620, which is loaded with the BT VoIP client (in this case the SIP-based voice over broadband softphone client rather than the mobile-oriented UMA-based BT Fusion client). They can then choose between a range of inclusive data and voice allowances at various tariffs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

WiMax wireless pushed to handle HD TV

Using a tweaked IEEE802.16e setup, Japan Radio Company (JRC) and Runcom Technologies recently showed HD TV video being transmitted at 30Mbit/s, which was more than enough throughput for the high-quality images.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

National Grid sells wireless business for £2.5bn

National Grid Wireless is a major provider of infrastructure to mobile operators in the UK, with almost 14,500 sites. Its infrastructure is used by the BBC, Vodafone, T-Mobile, 3, O2, Orange, BSkyB, Channel 4, ITV and Emap. It is to sell its UK Wireless business to Arqiva, a subsidiary of Australia’s Macquarie Bank, for £2.5bn. Arqiva - formerly known as NTL Broadcast – is the BBC’s preferred supplier for distribution and transmission. The deal is expected to require approval by the Competition Commission, because Arqiva and National Grid each own around half the transmission masts used by UK TV and radio stations.

Intel plans WiMAX cameras by 2009

WiMAX cards that fit into a laptop's PC Card slot are already available from manufacturers such as Samsung, and Intel claims we will see WiMAX integrated into laptops in the next generation [of Centrino chips], which is next year.

Intel says we can expect to see WiMAX built into devices such as digital cameras and handheld games consoles as soon as 2009.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Nokia-Siemens sees emerging mkt demand for WiMAX | Technology, Media & Telecommunications |

INTERVIEW-Nokia-Siemens sees emerging mkt demand for WiMAX | Technology, Media & Telecommunications |

In the United States Sprint Nextel (S.N: Quote, Profile, Research) will invest $3 billion in a WiMAX network in 2007 and 2008. It has picked Nokia Siemens Networks, alongside with Intel (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research), Motorola (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Samsung (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) to supply the network.

NSN Starts Operations

Nokia Siemens Networks began operations yesterday with five product business units -- Radio Access, Broadband Access, Service Core and Applications, IP/Transport, and Operations Support Systems -- that provide products and applications for fixed, mobile and converged networks.