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.
Molly Katchpole, a Verizon customer and recent college graduate from Washington, DC, who successfully used Change.org to pressure Bank of America to drop its proposed debit card fee earlier this year, has launched an explosive new Change.org campaign calling on Verizon Wireless to stop its plans to implement a new $2 “convenience fee” for single bill payments by phone or online.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
ESCORT and Siano announced a collaborative agreement to design and market a product that will deliver mobile TV in automobiles via an iOS accessory. Manufactured and distributed under the brand name “ESCORT MobileTV”, this small-size, custom designed accessory conveniently plugs into the car’s pre-installed iPad headrest mount.