Mobility & Wireless

With the advent of 5G wireless technology, mobility is becoming a larger and more significant part of many partners’ line cards.

Wireless VARs: Step Up Your Game

THROUGH NO TRYING of their own, AT&T/Cingular, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc.s direct sales channels have dominated the delivery of solutions to SMBs. These traditional mobility/cellular service providers have invested heavily in their telemarketing and retail store environments, expecting to drive their future business sales and support through these channels. They […]

Changing Gears

THE TELECOM INDUSTRY has been in transition ever since Alexander Graham Bell first gave us the telephone, said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks, in a presentation at this springs CTIA conference. But the last few years [have] been simply breathtaking. Resellers could learn from this truism as the industry has continued to put […]

Mission Possible

THERES A BIG BUZZ about wireless security and the inherent risks of deploying mobility initiatives across both the enterprise and SMBs. But what does wireless security really mean? Why is wireless security a critical issue to businesses? How can channel partners help SMBs understand how to implement a solid wireless security strategy for their networks? […]

Westcon Group to Distribute Firetide Products

Mesh network provider Firetide Inc.s products are now available to Westcon Group Inc.’s North American reseller customers, the companies said Wednesday. Firetide’s products include secure wireless mesh platforms that enable high-bandwidth support of voice, video, mobility and surveillance applications. Westcon Group has had previous success with Firetide through its Comstor Singapore subsidiary in Asia, the […]

Virtual BlackBerry Due in the Fall

Research in Motion Ltd. has announced that beginning in the fall smartphone users will be able to load an application from the company that will replace a native Windows Mobile OS with the BlackBerry interface. That will allow users of competitive devices to take advantage of the BlackBerry push e-mail service and other applications. The […]

Telcordia Taps mPortal to Enhance MVNO Platform

Telcordia Technologies will use mPortal Inc.s SPRINGBOARD Content Delivery Manager (CDM) and SPRINGBOARD Content Catalog to enhance its hosted platform for MVNOs. The companies said the partnership will provide a one-stop source for mobile content services. Telcordia will offer MVNOs more than 25,000 ringtones, wallpapers, games and real-time news feeds. Telcordia MVNO customers can also […]

Westcon Group to Distribute D-Link Products

Westcon Group will offer D-Link’s xStackT line of business networking and connectivity solutions through its network of providers, VARs, integrators and dealers across North America. D-Link products will appeal to major networking customers who rely on Westcon Group’s expertise in convergence and security products, the company said. Westcon Group clients include Cisco Systems Inc., Nortel […]

Cbeyond Intros BeyondMobile Service

Managed services provider Cbeyond Inc. this week introduced its BeyondMobile Laptop Access service for businesses, available for distribution through the companys channel partners. BeyondMobile gives users nationwide mobile broadband access. It comes with a Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 PC Card and takes advantage of a 3G EV-DO Rev A mobile network, eliminating the need for […]

BlackBerry is Back Up, Questions Linger

The BlackBerry wireless e-mail system is back up and running, but the service outage that affected millions Tuesday night and Wednesday morning has caused a backlog of messages that will continue to affect the use of the addictive mobile handhelds for an unspecified time. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said in a statement that […]

Nortel Tackles SMB with New Solutions, Partner Initiatives

Nortel is taking the SMB market head on with a new marketing campaign, new solutions set and a new set of training and demand-generation initiatives for its indirect sales partners. Nortels new My Business campaign will debut in mid-May and addresses the challenges faced by todays SMB customers, which have the same business needs as […]

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