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October 8, 2008  3:30 PM

WiMax needs “lifestyle” purpose to make it



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Integrated devices, Intel, Mobile, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

At WiMAX World, panelists sparred with attendees over questions of when WiMAX would become more than another access technology, and this is what we believe the major question is for WiMAX. If the technology is simply another way to get on the Internet from a phone or PC, it is threatened by...

October 3, 2008  3:17 PM

Nokia indicates shift to service market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Mobile, Nokia, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets

Nokia’s launch of its touch-screen high-end smartphone was also a bully pulpit for the company to make it clear that their activities with Symbian and smartphones are not the main event, but a shift into the services market.

Nokia noted that Blackberries were not successful because of...


August 11, 2008  1:45 PM

IBM focuses on enterprise mobile applications



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, IBM, Integrated devices, mobile data, Wireless handsets

The boom in enterprise use of smartphones and the fact that carriers are anxious to promote business customers’ use of data services combines to make the space an attractive target for IBM, not as a provider of equipment but as a facilitator of mobile enterprise applications.

The...


June 25, 2008  6:28 PM

Fixed mobile convergence makes global progress



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, Integrated devices, Wireless broadband

T-Mobile is launching its broadband voice @Home service throughout the US, which prepares them for an agressive FMC position. French telecom carriers are also expected to push harder on FMC and wireline broadband expansion as the consolidation in the market finally draws to a close, but that we...


April 2, 2008  12:32 PM

Intel’s non-voice mobile devices to jumpstart WiMAX?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Intel, mobile Internet devices, WiMAX

In what may well be a key announcement for the industry, Intel revealed that it had 25 partners working with it on portable Internet devices, or “mobile Internet devices” (MIDs) in the new-speak. These boxes will be designed for use while away from home or work but not mobile as the driver of a...


January 3, 2008  8:53 PM

CES show to prompt wireless hub upgrades?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Wi-Fi, Wireless broadband

The CES show next week will likely introduce many to the new and almost-emerged 802.11n standard for wireless LANs. Capable of supporting data and video concurrently, this is the wireless standard that many hope will cause consumers to upgrade their wireless hubs. To date, wireless hubs are one of...


September 27, 2007  9:46 PM

Cisco ISR features target branch locations



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Routers

September 27 2007: Cisco is expanding the feature inventory of its popular ISR line to include things like acceleration, VoIP, and security. The move is targeting the branch offices of multi-site businesses, and is intended to reduce the success of one-off vendors in these spaces,...


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