Mobility & Wireless

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

 

ZyXEL Unveils G-2000 Plus System

ZyXEL Communications Inc. at the WiFi/VoWiFi Planet show in Baltimore today launched its ZyAIR G-2000 Plus 802.11b/g Wireless 4-port Router, a secure WLAN solution with built-in PEAP RADIUS server. The system is for SOHO and SMB users. Wireless security typically has kept small offices from adopting wireless networking because proper WPA implementation was too costly […]

Enabling the Bundle

Reselling service is one thing, but in wireless, it can get messy considering handset configuration, value-added services and content, not to mention the development and support of sales channels. MVNOs and carriers looking to present a whole package for their customers can turn to fulfillment and distribution outsourcer Brightpoint Inc., which has launched Advanced Wireless […]

Giving Blackberry a Black Eye?

While Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) has been the heavyweight of the enterprise mobile data market with its Blackberry product, there’s a new contender in town that may have the staying power to face RIM in the ring. JP Mobile Inc. is in the corner with SureWave Mobile Connect, available for private label. SureWave is […]

Phone Giants Still Losing Local Lines

The regional Bells have been improving their consumer operations on the heels of a favorable regulatory ruling, yet they have been unable to reverse a pattern of line losses in the face of wireless substitution and other competition. SBC Communications Inc. added 16,000 “primary” residential lines in the three-month period ending March 31, marking its […]

Converting Wireless Nonusers

Got wireless? That seems to be the big question on everyone’s lips as more and more consumers continue to subscribe to wireless plans, forego their landlines and seek out the latest in cool cell phones and gadgets. Even the stodgiest of consumers are going wireless. It’s likely your grandparent owns a cell phone with a […]

Exchanges Take on Mobile Matchmaking

This spring, two groups came forward to provide separate forums for mobile network operators to find each other to directly exchange traffic. The premise behind both is to provide a single interconnect for more efficient and higher-quality terminating voice traffic - and eventually content and messaging services. In early February, Global Crossing Ltd. formally launched its […]

MVNOs Woo International Callers

Primus Wireless is among a growing number of mobile virtual network operators seeking to court Americans with roots outside of the United States. Formed in December, the company has introduced post-paid wireless service for Americans placing calls to India, Korea, Russia and other countries around the world. “No one has really addressed” the international calling […]

Progress Takes to the Air

With content and data services growing in popularity, wireless operators are feeling the heat to carry higher volumes of traffic with competitive quality of service. To aid the effort, Progress Telecom LLC has hatched PT Wireless, a technologyagnostic network provider aimed at helping wireless carriers expand their capacity cost-effectively. Click to Enalrge PT Wireless is […]

reseller channel: Wi-Fi: For MVNOs, It’s Personal

Wireless market convergence continues apace with companies selling cellular, Wi-Fi, and, soon, WiMAX network products as bundled offers. While Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile USA already have bolstered their ARPUs by selling cellular and Wi-Fi service together, the mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) who rely on branding and marketing to gain customers could take the packaged […]

Last-Mile Matchmaking Goes Online

On Valentine’s Day, Last Mile Connections (LMC) appropriately announced it has moved its matchmaking platform online and extended it to seven additional markets. The company’s services have been provided to CLECs on a broker basis - using phone, fax and instant messaging - in the New York metro area where it inventories and connects to some 800 […]

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