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FreedomFi, Helium blaze ‘new 5G path’ with blockchain network deployment model

The peer-to-peer, blockchain 5G network will run on CBRS spectrum FreedomFi and Helium have partnered up to help mobile network operators (MNOs) accelerate their 5G coverage. FreedomFi Gateways, a consumer-deployed connectivity device that pairs with 5G antennas, have been designed to interoperate with the Helium...

What is Modbus and how is it used in IoT?

What is Modbus? Modbus is a serial communication protocol for use with programmable logic controllers. It is typically used to transmit signals from instrumentation and control devices back to a main controller; or data gathering system, for example a system that measures temperature and humidity...

AllCity Wireless cloud solution to monetize Wi-Fi

ÜberWi supports enterprise Wi-Fi management, customer engagement With an eye on turning Wi-Fi from an expense to a revenue driver, Annapolis, Md.-based AllCity Wireless on April 22, announced its new cloud-based Wi-Fi network management solution called ÜberWi. Plans are to start shipping the new product in the...

Movers & Shakers: Exec shake ups for AOL & Alcatel-Lucent; Verizon's new President; and more

Upstream, mobile marketing technology and solutions provider, has brought in former Microsoft Partner and General Manager, Simon Negus, as Chief Operating Officer. Negus joins Upstream from Microsoft UK where he served as a Microsoft Partner and UK Board member. Read more.Vibes, a mobile marketing...

Mobile Marketing's Promise: The Universe of One

Editor's Note: This special report on mobile marketing first appeared in the March Special Edition of RCR Wireless News. The special report is running in two parts. The first part of the report was made available Monday. Click here to read it. Australian...

Bits and Bytes: CNNMoney on BlackBerry, VZW on NetMotion Wireless and more

CNNMoney.com launched a Blackberry application that allows users to access content by mobile phone, text or via the company's mobile Web site. Features of the app include the ability to customize news alerts, delivery of updates to e-mail accounts, articles formatted to a reader-friendly...

Bits and Bytes: Shaw Wireless, Huawei, IntelliNet

Canadian carrier Shaw Communications Inc. outlined its official plans for next-generation wireless services. The company said it will spend $100 million during its fiscal 2010 year to begin deploying a quadruple-play offering that it expects to launch next year.IntelliNet Technologies, which provides data...

Alliances: Alcatel-Lucent, FiberTower and more

Editor’s Note: The following are notable alliances announced over the past week:   Alcatel-Lucent and EADS Defence & Security announced they signed an agreement in principle to work together to develop a mobile solution for the U.S. public-safety market. The solution will be based on 4G...

Reader Forum: The data deluge – how do carriers benefit?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Indonesian operator to deploy Synchronica e-mail sync service

Synchronica plc said it received its largest contract to date for its Mobile Gateway product, which provides push e-mail and mobile synchronization services.The $1.05 million contract is with an undisclosed distributor for an Indonesian mobile operator and includes 300,000 devices for a period of...

Analyst Angle: 10 Israeli companies to watch in 2010

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Kelly Tedesco is easy to reach on her phone- as long as you send a...

Analyst Angle: Netbooks will win the battle and lose the war

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Year over year netbook sales grew by almost 270% in the second quarter! (Source: NPD...

White-spaces spectrum used to bring broadband to small Va. town

A wireless broadband network in small rural Virginia community is officially launching today, using white spaces spectrum under an experimental license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.The white-spaces network is bringing wireless Internet connectivity to Claudville, Va., said Rick Rotondo, a co-founder and chief...

Analyst Angle: The death of subsidies for mobile devices may be exaggerated

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.A critical question for wireless operators in the US is whether prospective customers of wide-area...

Gearworks set to tackle growing home health care market: Combination of mobile data, GPS underpin service

With its enterprise tracking solutions being marketed by Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., Gearworks Inc. is now developing a platform for one the fastest growing fields in the country - home health care.The Minnesota-based company is set to launch OnCare in the first...

Acquisition game: Player X picks up Gaelco Moviles

Mobile media company Player X said it pocketed Spain's Gaelco Moviles, a mobile games publisher, for an undisclosed amount of cash.The move marks the first acquisition for Player X, a London-based outfit that specializes in mobile games and video, and signals the company's expansion...

Infrastructure awards wrap-up: Huawei, Meru and Moovera

The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.WiMAX--Pakistan: Huawei Technologies said it won a contract with Mobilink...

Analyst Angle: Just when you thought PANs were DUN

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. In the coming weeks look for columns from Current Analysis' Peter Jarich, IDC's Shiv...

FEMA to oversee mobile-phone alert system: Procedure to be operational within 18 months

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it will oversee the national mobile-phone alert system, the announcement coming after the agency earlier this year hesitated about taking on the role because of legal uncertainty. In doing so, FEMA touched off a minor controversy with the...

Sybase 365 to power stock trading through text messages

Mobile messaging services provider Sybase 365 said it won a deal with Australian stockbroker Bell Direct.Sybase will power Bell Direct's mobile share trading platform, which allows stockbrokers to trade shares by sending a text message. Sybase 365 acts as the gateway between Bell Direct's...

Femtocells may sound like science fiction, but they could prove pivotal in expanding cellular coverage: Bridging the gap

Femtocells - sounds like a science fiction term for robotic feminine cells - but it's just another buzzword for a new technology and product that promises so much in the future, yet has delivered mostly in practical terms thus far.For the moment, the technology...

Infrastructure awards wrap-up: Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Aperto and more

The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.Cellular--Brazil: TIM Brasil selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy and...

FEMA under pressure for failing to deliver emergency alert system

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, whose self-declared lack of legal authority in managing aspects of a new emergency alert regime that has created friction with the Federal Communications Commission, is coming under greater congressional scrutiny."The executive order directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to...

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