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November 4, 2010  5:11 PM

The handwriting on the tablet: Users, mobility and wireless networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, mobile devices, mobility, tablet, tablets, user behavior, Wi-Fi, wireless, wireless networks

One of the prime areas of focus for tech recently has been the tablet PC space. Tablets are far from new — in fact, some of the "new" models are more like reprises of earlier tablets, in that they're little more than a keyboard-less notebook. The

May 28, 2010  2:47 PM

Deutsche Telekom to launch LTE trial, add Wi-Fi hotspots



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Deutsche Telekom, DT, femtocells, hotspots, Long-Term Evolution, LTE, traffic management, Wi-Fi

Deutsche Telekom (DT) is planning its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) trial this year, even as it also expands its Wi-Fi


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...


November 20, 2007  6:50 PM

Earthlink shuts down WiFi effort



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, ISP, Wi-Fi

Earthlink has decided to shut down its efforts to create a series of municipal WiFi networks to bolster its sagging ISP business. The decision was inevitable in our view, because as we have noted often there is no way that fixed wireless technology can support consumer broadband requirements that...


October 8, 2007  12:45 PM

Rumored Google WiFi/3G Portable Unit



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi, Wireless broadband

Google continues to drive speculation that it will launch a mobile device, less likely to be a handset than to be something more content-friendly and thus more a portable unit. The speculation we've heard most recently is that the platform will be larger than an iPhone and will work both with WiFi...


October 1, 2007  3:00 PM

Nokia considering GPS acquisition



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi, Wireless broadband

Nokia is in discussions to purchase Navteq, a leading company in GPS and mapping software for navigation. The move is certainly linked to the increased interest in building GPS navigation capabilities into high-end phones, and this is we think an important indicator that the mobile operators and...


September 26, 2007  9:42 PM

Cable companies driving WiMAX and WiFI



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Wi-Fi, WiMAX

September 26 2007: The cable companies, in a number of geographies, are deploying both WiMAX and WiFi services with some indication of success, in contrast to the apparent difficulties being experienced by municipal WiFi networks. The success here, we believe, is likely due to...


September 21, 2007  7:48 PM

Nokia WiFi handset lacks UMTS and 3G capabilities



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi, Wireless broadband

September 21 2007: Nokia has become the latest in a crowd that is releasing WiFi handsets that lack UMTS or high-speed 3G capability. As we have noted, the multimodal handsets are both a potential positive in that they may be promoting FMC options and offering some symbiosis...


September 20, 2007  7:35 PM

AT&T chooses WiFi over fermtocell



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi

September 20 2007: AT&T will be releasing a WiFi Blackberry, making two handsets the carrier now offers with WiFi/cellular dual functionality. This raises the ante in the WiFi versus femtocell war, putting AT&T clearly in the WiFi camp. The WiFi capability means that the...


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