Wireless Founding Father James Dwyer Dies

Dwyer was best known for starting early cellular systems in several top U.S. markets and working with colleagues and competitors to build a strong base for the young industry.

Ask Steve: Which Cell Companies Are Best for SMBs?

About one-third of the questions I get these days are about mobility and wireless — rate plans, mobile applications, the next hot device, sales channels and carrier plans. Here’s a good one to help us lay out the U.S. SMB market for mobile solutions. Q:Which cellular companies are best for SMBs? —Dmitri from Amherst, Mass. […]

Case Study: Cardinal Rules Apply at Digital Stadium

Although the Cardinals did not win the Super Bowl, there is nothing wrong with their reception. The Arizona Cardinals are always striving for perfection on and off the field; whether they are moving the ball on the NFL’s top defense and staging 83-yard drives that end with Kurt Warner hitting tight end Ben Patrick for […]

Toshiba Adds FMC to Strata CIX IP PBX

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division announced Tuesday it has added a fixed mobile convergence (FMC) solution to its Strata CIX IP PBX, which is available immediately through it s nationwide network of Authorized Toshiba Dealers. Called uMobility, the FMC functionality is provided by Varaha Systems, which is certified interoperable with Toshiba’s entire […]

T-Mobile, Meru Team on Enterprise Dual-Mode Service

Enterprise FMC — the ability craved by road warriors everywhere to roam seamlessly between Wi-Fi and cellular networks — just got a push. T-Mobile USA Inc. and enterprise wireless LAN vendor Meru Networks will jointly offer just such a service. The two companies have completed interoperability testing of UMA-equipped T-Mobile devices with Meru enterprise WLANs […]

T-Mobile Cameo First Cellular-Enabled Picture Frame

Joining the Amazon Kindle device in the nascent world of cellular-enabled consumer electronics, the Cameo, a digital picture frame from T-Mobile USA, launched this week as the first such frame to come with cellular connectivity. That means users can send MMS messages from the handset directly to the frame, which costs $100 and requires a […]

Digi Launches Cellular Router Line

Digi International (DGII) has introduced the Digi Transport family of enterprise-class, multifunction cellular routers. Certified by Verizon Wireless, Digi Transport routers feature advanced routing, security and integrated primary DSL and backup cellular interfaces. Verizon Wireless is the first carrier to certify the Digi Transport family in North America. The routers also feature synchronous protocol support for […]

iPhone 2.0: Its Cheap! And Even Cooler! And Business-y!

So…the new version of the iPhone will retail for $199 (8GB). Screeeeeech. That was the industry and the public at large saying: Say what? Announced by Steve Jobs today at the Apple developer’s conference, iPhone 2.0 also provides new functionality—the expected 3G capability (from the “it’s about time” file), plus GPS and a host of […]

Hosted VoIP: Hope or Hype?

Once the great hope for re-energizing telecom sales, hosted VoIP has not lived up to adoption expectations thanks in no small part to immature technology, poor service delivery, techno-centric sales approaches and end-user misconceptions. The flagging uptake also might have something to do with a channel that’s been unmotivated to push the service because of […]

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