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Ixia Webinar: Guarantee Mobile Device Performance

This hard-hitting webinar will provide insight into: - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A look at challenging WiFi environments and user expectations - A Tale of Two Devices:  Real life case study on how two leading devices perform drastically different - Guarantee Success Before Shipping: Five essential steps for successful...

RCR Wireless News expands news-gathering with RCR Local Market News, RCR Unplugged: Local news coupled with social media outlet increases accessibility to industry-leading news brand

AUSTIN, Texas – RCR Wireless News has expanded its news outlet sources with the launch of RCR Local Market News and RCR Unplugged. Taking advantage of the latest in social media and networking, both RCR Local Market News and RCR Unplugged will provide readers...

Openwave offloads handset software biz

Purple Labs has purchased Openwave Systems Inc.'s mobile-phone software business for $30 million in cash, the two companies said today. The sale, which includes browsing and messaging products and related personnel, will allow Openwave to pursue its stated goal of focusing solely on network-based...

Interop signs deal with rural operators

A trio of independent wireless operators have partnered with Interop Technologies to deploy a range of wireless features such as short message service, multimedia messaging, wireless application protocol and over-the-air device management services.Rural Independent Network Alliance, which serves wireless operators in the western United...

Weather Channel site supports push for .mobi domain

BARCELONA, Spain—Top Level Domain Ltd., which is promoting mobile-specific domains, added to its .mobi push with the launch of weather.mobi, a trial URL that provides full access to The Weather Channel Mobile content. MTLD said it issued the temporary domain name to The Weather...

InterOp signs 3 new carriers for messaging

FORT MYERS, Fla.-InterOp Technologies Inc., which provides mobile data solutions, said it signed new wireless messaging contracts with Blue Wireless, CC Communications and Nex-Tech Wireless.Blue Wireless offers local and long-distance wireless services in New York and Pennsylvania. The company will use InterOp's solutions to...

Evans Data releases security survey

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-Evans Data Corp. released its Wireless Development Survey 2003 Volume 1, which includes research on what technologies are being used to secure wireless local area networks, intentions for LAN technology, Web services development and deployment and brands likely to be supported first.The...

Hungary’s Matav expects penetration to peak at 75%

NEW YORK-Although 2002 "was a very difficult year" because new landline competition squeezed profits, Matav, Hungary's incumbent carrier, rode the country's rising tide of wireless penetration and gained significantly in terms of mobile customers and associated revenue growth, said Elek Straub, chief executive officer...

Partner selects Niragongo system

HERZLIYA, Israel-Israeli supplier Niragongo said Israeli operator Partner Communications launched Niragongo's Lava Smart Proxy for its Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) services.The new solution will mediate between the services, devices and the operator infrastructure, Niragongo said. The system provides a central point of control over...

Asia to see continued mobile advances in 2003: Multimedia messaging success to vary by country

MANILA, The Philippines-Experts expect the cellular industry in the Asia-Pacific region to generally fare better this year than last year. While the telecom industries in Europe and the United States are expected to face difficult years, with markets already overcrowded and requiring consolidation, many...

Microsoft signs deals with Vodafone, Bell Mobility

REDMOND, Wash.-Microsoft Corp. signed deals with Vodafone and Bell Mobility to offer its range of wireless content services, further moves by the company to expand its MSN services into the wireless world.Under the Vodafone agreement, MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger will be available to...

Slow progress for U.K. MMS interconnect

OXFORD, United Kingdom-Seemingly learning little from what drove short message service (SMS) into being such an unexpected revenue earner-network interconnection-U.K. cell-phone operators are only now focusing on the fact that users of multimedia message service (MMS) will demand the ability to send pictures to...

New product releases: September to end-2002

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GSMA: ‘United we stand’: Places high priority on promoting W-CDMA

OXFORD, United Kingdom-Much to the annoyance of those promoting competing technologies, GSM continues to grow in worldwide dominance. While the reasons behind its original success have now largely been lost in the fading memories of retired executives from the wireless industry, its future is...

Vodafone confirms cell-phone bug

OXFORD, United Kingdom-Having deployed several thousand Panasonic GD87 cell phones, Vodafone Germany has confirmed the handsets can make billable calls without users being aware. The company said the software bug within the device could lead to fraud or unwanted charges.According to Vodafone, which has...

Two new data networks launch in China

SEOUL, South Korea-The Mobitex Operators Association (MOA) said two new wireless data networks will begin operation in China.Telecom Digital has officially launched its Mango Mobitex-based network and service in Hong Kong. The network provides bilingual e-mail, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), short message service (SMS),...

Webraska gets MmO2 contract in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland-The Ireland business of European carrier MmO2 will use technology from location-services company Webraska to offer WAP-, Web- and text messaging-based location services, including applications to allow users to locate friends (on a permission-only basis), search for nearby movies and cinemas, search for...

Siemens joins 3G handset race, Motorola exchange still a possibility

OXFORD, United Kingdom-Siemens has joined the growing ranks of cell-phone manufacturers to announce third-generation (3G) handsets. The company, which somewhat surprisingly used New York to make the announcement, said its new U10 phone is the first device to be developed jointly with Motorola, and...

It’s only a game-but a complicated one: European gaming market cautiously plays out

OXFORD, United Kingdom-If you believe the latest predictions from the handset manufacturers and market research firms, then mobile gaming is set to become a major business for mobile operators.Nokia is actively attempting to pull together the various technologies, content providers and operators to make...

WAP Internet service provider goes under

OXFORD, United Kingdom-One of Europe's leading Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Internet service providers (ISPs), Mobile Future, has gone bankrupt, blaming lack of demand for its products and services. The company built its reputation on developing a sub-10-second WAP connectivity service for use by customers...

Operators charged with price collusion in Ireland based on ARPU figures

DUBLIN, Ireland-Vodafone and consumer groups in Ireland are once again at odds over the price of calls following the publication of figures showing that average revenue per user (ARPU) in Ireland is significantly higher than the other European countries in which the company has...

Regulator says price is biggest GPRS hurdle in the Philippines

MANILA, The Phillipines-Despite the influx of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)-capable handsets and free service from operators, it will take some time to lure Filipinos to surf the Web via their mobile phones, according to Eliseo Rio, head of telecom watchdog National Telecommunications Commission...

SmarTone launches MMS service

HONG KONG-GSM operator SmarTone has launched a "picture mail" service that enables multimedia messaging service (MMS) phone users to send messages combining pictures, text, voice and music.Using either the Sony Ericsson T68i or the Nokia 7650 camera phones, subscribers can register free on air,...

Kuwaiti operator contracts for GPRS upgrade

BUCHAREST, Romania-According to Arabian online newspaper itp.net, Kuwaiti mobile operator Wataniya contracted with Siemens for the installation of a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network upgrade.The contract of almost 53 million euro (US$52.4 million) includes an expansion of existing equipment. Siemens ICM Networks Middle...

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