AT&T is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government raised concerns that it would raise prices, reduce innovation and give customers fewer choices. The long-expected announcement left AT&T grumbling about a shortage of airwaves to expand its services, while scrappy competitor T-Mobile remains up for sale by German parent Deutsche Telekom.
USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has introduced additional elements to its family of precompiled, bridging ROM files that support its Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB host/device controller ICs. These files can be loaded directly into a VNC2 IC and utilised by its 16-bit microcontroller core in order to perform basic data transfer operations between common interfaces.
Datalogic S.p.A., a Company listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL) and leader in the market of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID and vision systems, announces that the acquisition, through a US subsidiary, of PPT Vision, Inc., a U.
txtNation announced they have seen a substantial increase in Direct Operator Billing transactions in recent months. On the back of enabling their first market for Direct Billing in Ireland earlier this year, many more countries have followed where txtNation have network connectivity, enabling the facilitation of direct payments to customers mobile phones, complimenting the already popular Premium SMS billing.
NAVTEQ announces the delivery of NAVTEQ Traffic over HD Radio used to power the launch by Garmin International, the global leader in satellite navigation, of Garmin Digital Traffic. NAVTEQ can now deliver Traffic updates approximately every 30 seconds over 270,000 miles of the HD Radio broadcasting system across the United States.
Cybercom is developing a mobile web site for Sweden's largest housing organisation, HSB. The mobile site is a key component in the mobile strategy being developed by HSB in conjunction with Cybercom. "Interest in reaching HSB's web site from mobile devices is increasing very much. We see the number of visitors surfing from mobile devices has increased to 22,000 visits in November 2011, compared with 13,000 visits in May 2011," says Maria Isacsson, digital channel manager at HSB.
In today's mobile platform wars, it's not the size of your smartphone that matters - it's the number of apps you've got, and how well they work. Google knows this much is true. On Thursday evening, the company launched Android Training classes, an effort to boost its app developer base in both breadth and quality.
by Jon Phillips Were I to tell my most perpetually indignant friend that his tablet’s 3G radio is prone to regular performance drops of up to 75 percent, he would likely enter apoplectic rage. Such is the emotional fabric of the modern tech enthusiast. We’re already concerned about overloaded data networks that can’t handle too many simultaneous user requests, and Apple’s iPhone 4 “antennagate” imbroglio, rightly or wrongly, has left conspiracy-minded consumers wary of self-sabotaging hardware.
The Indian mobile market is forecast to grow from 812 million connections (SIMs) in at the end of 2011 to 1.36 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.9%, according to the latest report from Analysys Mason entitled The Indian mobile market: forecasts and analysis 2011–2020. Of these connections in 2020, 3G and 4G technologies are expected to account for 57.
EXPWAY, the leading Electronic Service Guide (ESG) vendor and middleware provider for Mobile DTV and Siano, announced their partnership to deliver top-quality mobile devices. Pairing Siano’s mobile ATSC silicon with EXPWAY’s middleware enables manufacturers to build their devices faster and to focus on brand-related issues, such as the look and feel of the device and the User Interface design.
New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) announced they have appointed Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, 51, to lead a new initiative in wireless communications engineering and research. Rappaport, currently the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), is a leading educator and entrepreneur who founded two well-known academic research programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and The University of Texas (UTA).
Electro Rent Corporation (NASDAQ:ELRC) today announced that it has been named the exclusive reseller for certain models of Communication Components Inc.’s (CCI) passive intermodulation measurement (PIM) products throughout the U.S. and Canada. Electro Rent will exclusively distribute CCI’s lab-based PiMPro RM (Rack Mount) products through its existing Agilent Technology Partner sales channel.
Smart Device Communications Specification Lays Foundation for Future Standards on M2M and the Internet of ThingsDecember 18, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association's (TIA) TR-50.1 Smart Device Communications, Requirements and Architecture Engineering Subcommittee released its Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture standard addressing machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and markets. The landmark standard, TIA-4940 Smart Device Communications Reference Architecture, addresses common requirements and interoperability of essential intelligent/smart devices across industries.
Komyo Logistics announces that it has selected RedPrairie On-Demand Warehouse software to deliver competitive advantage to small and mid-sized companies with solutions that optimize activities through all layers of Komyo's organization. The use of RedPrairie’s solution enables Komyo to offer logistic services to all of its customers using a dedicated or shared facility, material handling equipment, technology, and management services at significantly lower costs.
ComNet Communication Networks has been selected by the Talk-A-Phone Company to supply fiber optic media converters and EoVDSL modems (Ethernet over Very High Digital Subscriber Link) for use with their line of VOIP-500 Series of Voice-over-IP phones. Talk-a-phone turned to ComNet for their product quality, scope of products, ease of use, and level of customer support.