• Carrier Capex Scene is ‘Ugly,’ But Expect H2 Growth
    Global service provider capex will see a net 2.8 percent downturn in 2009, though the second half will show a hike in growth thanks to service provider revenue showing economic resilience.Capex hit a plateau at $298 billion in 2008, marking the end of a five-year investment ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Sprint Processes GoPayment for SMBs
    Sprint-Nextel Corp. is rolling out a mobile payment service for small businesses with mobile workers who need to process credit cards on the go.The carrier has launched GoPayment, an application from QuickBooks-maker Intuit Inc. that allows mobile phones to accept credit ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Skype Considers Channel Program
    It appears that Skype is preparing for the launch of a channel program. Stefan Oberg, general manager and vice president at Skype, discussed some of the groundwork for the program during his keynote address at Interop in Las Vegas. With more businesses turning to Skype as a ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre Shortage Seems More Likely
    No one is saying exactly how many Palm Pres will be available when they go on sale June 6, but many analysts are predicting a shortage. So did Sprint CEO Dan Hesse earlier this week.It’s estimated there will be fewer than 400,000 units available. Consider the fact ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Catches New BlackBerry Curve May 22
    It’s official: The BlackBerry Curve 8900, the thinnest BlackBerry yet, will be in AT&T Inc. stores on Friday, May 22, carrying a price tag of $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.Users who select an unlimited data plan with the device will also receive free ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Break Out the S’Mores: Palm Pre Campouts Likely
    And you thought the Palm Pre pre-hype was big. Now comes Sprint CEO Dan Hesse claiming there will be a shortage of Pres when they first go on sale June 6.Hesse made the statement to a media and telecom conference on Tuesday. He told the group that there won’t be a lot ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report: BlackBerry Storm 2 Out By June
    Rumor time. The Palm Pre’s launch date is confirmed, so time to turn the rumor mill to the BlackBerry Storm 2.According to a BlackBerry fan site, anonymous Research in Motion Ltd. and Verizon Wireless insiders say the second-generation BlackBerry touchscreen device ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Adds More Netbooks, Expands Program
    Netbooks are hot in Hot ‘Lanta, and fine in Philly, apparently, so AT&T Inc. is expanding their availability beyond those two cities to take them coast-to-coast. The operator also announced an expansion of devices to include 3G-embedded mini laptops from Acer, ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Confirmed! Palm Pre Arriving June 6, $300
    After weeks of rampant rumor-mongering and speculation, the Palm Pre release date is finally set – June 6. Commence confetti launch ... now.Palm Inc. said in a blog posting that the Pre would be available initially in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack and some ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Enterasys Upgrades HiPath Wireless
    INTEROP 2009 – Enterasys Networks, the networking division of Siemens Enterprise Communications Group, announced enhancements to the HiPath Wireless portfolio, including new hardware platforms and software features that further unify wired and wireless network ...More
    May 18, 2009 Posted in News