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Report: Carrier SDN spending set to hit $29.5B by 2018

The market for software-defined networking equipment is set to surge over the next five years as wireless carriers look bolster service offerings and cut costs, according to a new report from ACG Research. The report predicts that annual spending on all SDN-related equipment could hit...

Bits & Bytes: American Roamer’s new GCA version; Machines talk with Cisco; and more

InfiNet Wireless, manufacturer and provider of carrier-grade wireless infrastructure solutions, announced that LCR Honda has selected its InfiMan 2x2 wireless solution to provide a mobile team communications infrastructure for its race-day locations. Both engineering and mechanical teams rely on high-speed, high-capacity communications connections to...

Bits & Bytes: American Roamer's new GCA version; Machines talk with Cisco; and more

InfiNet Wireless, manufacturer and provider of carrier-grade wireless infrastructure solutions, announced that LCR Honda has selected its InfiMan 2x2 wireless solution to provide a mobile team communications infrastructure for its race-day locations. Both engineering and mechanical teams rely on high-speed, high-capacity communications connections to...

Partnerships: G&D's new SIM card; Sybase wins over Dutch-Bangla Bank; and more

Red Bend Software, Mobile Software Management (MSM), announced that BYD Electronic Company Limited of China, manufacturer of mobile handset components and modules, has licensed Red Bend's vRapid Mobile

Partnerships: Yahoo! will power Nokia Mail; Zayo Group joins Dark Fiber Community; and more

DLT Solutions, value-added reseller in government IT software and services, and XO Communications announced an agreement to provide federal government agencies with communications and networking solutions. Through the arrangement, DLT Solutions will offer XO Communications' broad portfolio of IP communications, hosted IT and...

Reader Forum: Understanding mobile virtualization – What, why and what’s next

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,...

Capital Markets: BEIID invests in UTStarcom; Red Bend buys VirtualLogix; and more

UTStarcom (UTSI) said it closed a strategic investment led by Beijing E-town International Investment and Development Co. Ltd. The company recently revised terms of the investment that was announced earlier this year. According to the revised terms, UTStarcom received a total of $36.6 million...

Alliances: WiSpry, DoCoMo team on filters; SmartTrust, Red Bend complete interoperability testing; and more

WiSpry Inc. said it signed an agreement with NTT DoCoMo Inc. to jointly develop tunable filters for mobile phone applications based on WiSpry's RF-MEMS technology. The agreement calls for both companies to cooperate and combine expertise to design and deveop new and enhanced tunable...

Alliances: Renesas teams with Nokia; Wataniya chooses Astellia solution; and more

Nokia Corp. (NOK) and Renesas Electronics Corp. formed a strategic business alliance that calls for Renesas to acquire Nokia's wireless modem business for about $200 million. The alliance also calls for long-term joint research cooperation on future radio technologies.ComScore Inc. (SCOR) acquired the products...

RCR Local Boston Interview with Red Bend

Dan Meyer interviews Lori Sylvia, Executive VP of Marketing for Red Bend Software, at the RCR Local networking event in Boston

Venture capital financing wrap-up: Ambient, Red Bend Software, VirtualLogix and more

The following list includes venture capital and other investments into wireless companies announced during the past week. The value of the investment is included when available.--Ambient: Vicis Capital Master Fund invested $3 million into Newmont, Mass.-based Ambient Corp. The financing deal called for Ambient...

Device management services primed for growth: Market drivers: handset software complexity, new network services

The inexorable pressure to launch a handset-as scheduled-for maximum impact-has created a growing market for mobile device management (MDM) products, including firmware over the air, or FOTA.As network operators increasingly rush to introduce new revenue-generating services and applications, market growth from a modest field...

Red Bend racks up Moto as OTA customer

Motorola Inc. announced it will use technology from Red Bend Software in its phones in order to remotely update the software in the devices. Red Bend's software will be available in "select" Motorola phones starting later this year."Great software is just as important as...

InnoPath, Red Bend push new FOTA standard

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—InnoPath Software and Red Bend Software proposed a new format standard for packaging and distribution of firmware over-the-air updates between mobile industry players to make FOTA between parties easier and less expensive. Wireless carriers use FOTA and mobile device management to provision, diagnose,...

InnoPath snags Vodafone K.K. deal

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—InnoPath Software Inc. reported that Japanese wireless operator Vodafone K.K. selected its firmware over-the-air device management solution to deliver upgraded features and services to its subscribers. "With the growing popularity of sophisticated handsets, a total solution dedicated to fast, seamless software update delivery...

Sharp teams with Red Bend for FOTA

TOKYO-Sharp Corp. has tapped Red Bend Software to provide firmware over the air (FOTA) technology for its 3G mobile phones. Terms of the deal were not announced.The Japanese handset manufacturer said it will embed Red Bend's over-the-air update offering and Open Mobile Alliance device...

Sharp teams with Red Bend for FOTA

TOKYO-Sharp Corp. has tapped Red Bend Software to provide firmware over the air (FOTA) technology for its 3G mobile phones, the companies announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not announced.The Japanese handset manufacturer said it will embed Red Bend's over-the-air update offering and...

Motorola to offer Bitfone’s OTA technology to carriers, RedBend wins LG contract

News on the over-the-air front continues to gain steam, as Motorola Inc., LG Electronics Co. Ltd., Huawei Technologies and others announce plans to use or sell the technology. First up, Motorola said it will resell Bitfone Corp.'s OTA updating technology to wireless carriers. Bitfone's...

LG licenses Red Bend’s OTA technology, Huawei to use Insignia’s system

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-Over-the-air updating continues to gain steam as LG Electronics Co. Ltd. announced it will use Red Bend's OTA technology in its third-generation handsets. LG will use Red Bend's vCurrent Mobile technology as a way to deliver remotely software updates after users purchase its...

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Red Bend SoftwareUdi Dagan joined Red Bend Software as chief financial officer. Dagan joined the company from IBM where he was business consulting services country manager in Israel. Before that he was CFO of IBM Israel, vice president of operations for IBM Global Services...

3 wireless firms announce funding

Investors continued to show their faith in wireless this week as three mobile technology companies announced successful funding rounds. Over-the-air (OTA) firmware developer Red Bend Software secured $10 million in Series D financing led by Greylock Partners, which joined seed investor Carmel Ventures in...

Sprint to include OTA technology in 7 phones

Sprint PCS said it is including over-the-air technology with seven of its new Vision handsets, enabling the carrier to perform remote software upgrades and fix bugs on devices already in the hands of consumers. Sprint said its Wireless Software Upgrade provides a cost-effective way...

Sony Ericsson to embed Red Bend OTA phone software

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-Red Bend Software announced a global agreement with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications L.P. to embed Red Bend's vCurrent Mobile over-the-air software update technology in Sony Ericsson mobile phones.OTA technology allows handset makers and carriers to remotely fix phone software glitches and even introduce...

Siemens enters OTA world through Red Bend partnership

BOSTON-Siemens AG said it will jump into the over-the-air updating game through a new deal with OTA company Red Bend.Siemens licensed Red Bend's vCurrentMobile technology for use in its handsets, a move Red Bend said will allow Siemens to send out software fixes to...

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