The TelecomDirect News Daily Update
For October 04, 2006
British Regulator's Q1 Market Snapshot Vodafone, Orange Struggle
The British telecoms regulator has released its research findings
for the state of the U.K. mobile and fixed market for the first
quarter of 2006. The regulator has used a 90-day threshold in the
calculation of its figures for active subscribers. In most cases,
it has also left out the ...
Is VoIP WIthout E9-1-1 Worth the Risk? : Challenges, Approaches, and
Recommendations for VoIP Service Providers.
When your subscribers dial 9-1-1, they expect a public safety
responder to answer and dispatch help in a matter of seconds.
However, when it comes to 9-1-1, Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) services do not always deliver. This paper details the
importance of Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) to VoIP's future
success and the challenges VoIP ...
Optical Antenna Promises More Storage Capacity
Can an antenna lead to increased optical disc storage? It can
when it's a plasmonic laser antenna. The new optical antenna,
designed as a metallic nanostructure, is built into a commercial
semiconductor laser. "The optical antenna collects light
from the laser and concentrates it to an intense spot measuring
tens of ...
Cingular: 3G Rollout on Track
Cingular Wireless is refuting a Bloomberg story that its
high-speed network rollout plans are behind schedule. The carrier
also announced it has completed the integration of the AT&T
Wireless network into its operations. Cingular announced that it
is on track to reach most of the top 100 markets with its
high-speed downlink ...
Broadcom Vs. Qualcomm: The Plot Thickens
Irvine, Calif-based wireless device maker Broadcom says it is now
taking several legal counter measures to fight Qualcomm in their
complex, long-running, multi-venue patent dispute, emulating the
back-and-forth battle Qualcomm and Nokia are waging against each
other in comparable litigation in several courts. Broadcom says
Nokia Readies Bluetooth Buster
You know WiMax, you've heard of WiBro, now meet Wibree -- the new
short-range wireless specification from Nokia Corp.. The number
one cellphone maker is hoping the new technology will supplant
Bluetooth for personal-area networking (PAN) applications.
Wibree shares many of the same characteristics of Bluetooth -- it
has a range ...
Huawei Signs Up Former BT Guru
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has scored something of a coup by
signing up former BT Group plc; group technology officer Mick
Reeve as an advisor and public representative. Reeve, who
retired from BT in May this year, was one of the British
carrier's best known and most respected executives, with a wealth
of knowledge and ...
WLAN Security Still Weak in Most Businesses
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Despite the ratification of key wireless
standards, the actual use of stronger security mechanisms in
current WLAN deployments is low, reports In-Stat. That may soon
change, however, as many companies will bolster WLAN security
over the next several years, the high-tech market research firm
says. Within wireless ...
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