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Global Capacity Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award

January 3, 2012 6:24 am | Comments

Global Capacity announces that TMC has named One Marketplace Access Exchange as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. One Marketplace Access Exchange is a transparent and efficient way to buy and sell global access solutions more cost effectively.

Starhome Predicts the Beginning of Major Changes to the Traditional Roaming Environment in 2012

January 3, 2012 6:18 am | Comments

Starhome predicts the fast growing technological progress within the industry is creating a new multi-network environment which will change roaming as we know it. New technologies and usage patterns have sky rocketed in the last few years, causing an unprecedented demand on networks. To accommodate these new demands, mobile network operators are turning their attention and resources to invest in Long Term Evolution (LTE) to cope with the demands of extra bandwidth.


Thousands of Verizon Customers Petition Company to Drop $2 Fee for Paying Bills Online

January 3, 2012 6:14 am | Comments

Molly Katchpole, a Verizon customer and recent college graduate from Washington, DC, who successfully used to pressure Bank of America to drop its proposed debit card fee earlier this year, has launched an explosive new campaign calling on Verizon Wireless to stop its plans to implement a new $2 “convenience fee” for single bill payments by phone or online.


Wireless Infrastructure Market Rebounds in 2011 as Carriers Upgrade Networks for Data Services

January 3, 2012 6:03 am | Comments

Following two years of decline and stagnation, global spending on wireless infrastructure gear is set to return to growth in 2011 as carriers migrate their networks to newer-generation technologies. The worldwide wireless infrastructure equipment market is projected to generate growth of 9.1 percent in 2011, with revenue rising to $42.

Siano Awarded iChina's "Annual Trusted Brand Award by Customer 2011"

January 3, 2012 5:59 am | Comments

Siano announced that it has received the prestigious honor of ‘Annual Trusted Brand Award by Customer 2011’, presented by iChina, one of China’s most influential trade media outlets. iChina's editorial focus is geared towards brands that are highly valued by customers and industry stakeholders. This year, the award was shared by Siano and Hitachi Data System (HDS).

Toumaz Ltd and Imagination Technologies Group Form New Low-power Wireless Technology Company

January 3, 2012 4:52 am | Comments

Toumaz Limited has established a new fabless subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems, which will be responsible for its growing wireless IC business. Toumaz has secured investment and support from Imagination Technologies Group as a strategic partner for this business. In order to strengthen the focus of both the healthcare and semiconductor divisions of Toumaz, the board of Toumaz Ltd has decided to reorganise into two distinct businesses: Toumaz UK covering health technology & solutions; and Toumaz Microsystems covering integrated circuits for low power wireless communication.

New Organizational Structure for Inmarsat Brings Renewed Focus on Core Markets

January 3, 2012 4:33 am | Comments

Inmarsat has begun the process of including its subsidiary companies within a new organisational structure that will align the Inmarsat business more closely to core vertical market segments and continue to support both direct and indirect distribution of its services. As of 1st January 2012, Inmarsat Solutions, led by Jim Parm, is responsible for Inmarsat’s global direct and indirect sales and marketing delivery.


Stage 2 Networks Acquires Hosted VoIP Division of Consolidated Technologies

December 29, 2011 8:52 am | Comments

Stage 2 Networks, a cloud communications leader in the New York metropolitan area with a portfolio of hosted voice and data services, announced that it has acquired the hosted VoIP business division of Consolidated Technologies (CTI). The acquisition allows for both companies to focus on their core areas of strength with Stage 2 Networks expanding its hosted VoIP enterprise and CTI strengthening its system integration business.

Industry Presentation Session on Alternative Energy Grid 2020 - The Evolving Power Grid

December 29, 2011 8:45 am | Comments

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring a special industry presentation session at APEC 2012 entitled "Grid 2020-The Evolving Power Grid." To be held February 9, 2012 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the session will feature eight experts from the market research, commercial and research institute sectors.

Lenovo Honors RF Micro Devices with 2011 Best Supplier Award

December 29, 2011 8:36 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced that Lenovo Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group (MIDH) has honored RFMD with its 2011 Best Supplier Award. Lenovo MIDH is the subsidiary of Lenovo responsible for creating mobile Internet-focused devices, including tablets and smartphones, as well as devices for new categories like cloud computing, smart TV and the digital home.

The Car of Tomorrow Recognizes Your Butt

December 22, 2011 11:07 am | Comments

Engineers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo have developed a novel biometric automotive anti-theft system that uses the unique shape of your butt to identify you. The driver’s seat is fitted with 360 sensors that measure pressure according to a scale of zero to 256. Each reading is plotted to create a 3-D image — essentially a topographic map of your ass — used as a personal identifier.

Registration Opens for IEEE WCNC 2012 - April 1 - 4 in Paris, France

December 22, 2011 9:07 am | by Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

The IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2012) has initiated the registration process for its annual event to be held April 1 – 4 at the Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot in Paris, France. Devoted to the entire range of wireless communications and networking technologies, IEEE WCNC 2012 will include 620 technical papers delivered throughout four tracks, nine tutorials, seven workshops, four keynotes and eight business panels exploring topics ranging from the latest advances in digital cellular, PCS, multimedia and wireless networking technologies to channel modeling, radio resource management and emerging mobile applications.

UPM Sells its RFID Business to SMARTRAC

December 22, 2011 6:15 am | Comments

UPM has reached an agreement with SMARTRAC N.V. whereby UPM sells its RFID business to SMARTRAC. UPM will become an indirect shareholder of SMARTRAC with a 10.6 percent economic interest through the company OEP Technologie B.V. The closing of the deal is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2012.

The UK High Street Fails to Push Smart TVs to Consumers

December 22, 2011 6:12 am | Comments

According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, awareness of Smart TVs remains low as UK retailers fail to educate consumers of their benefits and provide even the most basic information regarding connected-TV features. Informa estimates that 35% of all TVs sold this year will be “smart”, however, this is a result of Internet connectivity becoming a “default” technology in more and more TV sets as standard, rather than an increase in consumer demand.


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