Archive | September, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G

RCR Device Review: Xperia Play 4G is a gamer’s dream at a low price point

AT&T has recently slashed the price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G phone to $49.99 (with contract) on its website. As RCR’s Parker Severns shows us here the phone is clearly aimed at gamers, but it’s also fast and reliable for voice and data. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G Specs Phone Name Xperia PLAY […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Devices, Uncategorized0 Comments

Airtel, Nokia Siemens in deal to expand Africa network

India’s Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand its GSM/EDGE networks and deploy 3G networks in seven African countries.

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in Carriers, India, Networks0 Comments

Solution to BlackBerry impasse may be possible

Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM) has submitted a plan for real-time interception of Blackberry messenger (BBM) and its secured email services in readable format to the Indian security agencies.

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in Devices, India, News0 Comments

Spreadtrum shares skyrocket on news of robust chip sales

Shares of Spreadtrum Communications Inc. jumped more than 8% today after the Chinese chip designer announced it has more than 50% of the TD-SCDMA market, and that it has met the last major milestone of a TD-SCDMA research and development grant awarded by China Mobile Ltd. TD-SCDMA is an air interface used in mobile telecomm […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Capital Markets, Chips, Wireless Technology0 Comments

Worst of the Week: Apple season

Apple appears set to unleash the mobile device markets latest moving target with a planned iPhone event next week. While exact details of the event are of course top secret (unless you hang out in local bars), it matters little to most consumers as the words “new” and “iPhone” automatically results in people digging out their camping equipment and setting up shop in front of their local Apple retailer.

by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Chips, Customers, Devices, iPhone / iPhone Killers, Opinion, RCR Unplugged, Wireless, Wireless Facts and Figures, Wireless Internet, Worst of the week0 Comments

Telefônica Brazil takes control of TVA

Telefônica Brazil, through its subsidiary Telesp, said it has taken control of cable TV operator TVA. Telefônica acquired 49% of the shares of Lemontree Holdings, the company that owns 80.1% of the shares of TVA. Thus, Telefônica has completed the acquisition of the cable TV operator, which began in 2007 with the purchase of TVA’s […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers2 Comments

Four companies to participate in Colombia’s National Fiber Optical Project auction

Four companies presented to the Colombian government proposals to the auction for the National Fiber Optic Project, which aims to deploy fiber optic cables in at least 400 new municipalities and reach the goal of 700 municipalities (90% of the ocuntry) connected by 2014. Project investments are estimated to be $220 million and will be […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Industry, Networks1 Comment


Nokia’s cuts could impact Mexico

Nokia Corp. announced plans to cut 3,500 jobs in its second major restructuring. The world’s largest cellphone vendor by volume is closing its plant in Romania and said it is evaluating the future of its plants in Finland, Mexico and Hungary. In a statement, Nokia noted: “These factories are expected to continue to play a […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Components, Enterprise, Industry0 Comments

Cost reduction, time to market and scalability drive cloud adoption

Companies assessing cloud computing consider three main factors: cost reduction, quicker time to market and an elastic and scalable infrastructure. Among these aspects, firms are also analyzing how the migration to cloud could help them gain speed, increase mobility and be more innovative. Frost & Sullivan reports that 54% of Brazilian companies use cloud computing […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Cloud, Enterprise0 Comments

Customer Value in the Wild, Wild West - Mobile and Wireless News US

Customer Value in the Wild, Wild West

Technological innovation is advancing at a breakneck pace – providing a wealth of challenges for companies looking to excel both at innovation and customer service. Today’s successful brands, whether they are cellular retailers, carriers, electronics manufacturers, even automobile manufacturers, must continually innovate in order to keep the customer as the focus of their go-to- market […]

by Paola Baradello Posted in Webinars0 Comments

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