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By Peter Radizeski, RAD-INFO Here in Atlanta for the start of the six-week fall conference run. Microcorp’s One-on-One, Channel Partners, Round Table, COMPTEL, ISPCON, then VON (throw VoiceCon and INTEROP in there as well). Yep, Atlanta to New Jersey to NOLA to Dallas to San Jose to Boston. Whew! Anyway, here in Atlanta the theme […]

DialToneServices to Distribute MSV Products

DialToneServices has signed a three-year agreement with Mobile Satellite Ventures LP for the distribution of MSV satellite communications products and services. DTS will distribute MSV voice and push-to-talk products and services to extend communications services to uncertificated telecommunications regions areas that are presently un-served or under-served by telephone companies, the company said. DTS provides fixed […]

New Products: On the Airwaves

Ateksoft Upgrades WebCamera Plus Software Ateksoft Co. has introduced WebCamera Plus version 1.05, the newest edition of its software that turns any PDA or smartphone into a webcam. The latest release includes more languages; provides autostart from desktop capture applications for ActiveSync connections; and has an improved user interface and a reworked webcam driver. WebCamera […]

Snowe, Dorgan Push Net Neutrality Bill

Net neutrality got another push from Democratic senators this week as Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Byron Dorgon, D-N.D., reintroduced a measure that did not make it past the committee level last summer in a Republican-dominated Congress. Now, with the tables turned, the lawmakers hope they can get the backing to pass the Internet Freedom Preservation […]

Sprint to Use QUALCOMMs QChat

Sprint Nextel Corp. today announced an agreement to use QUALCOMM Inc.’s QChat platform to provide push-to-talk services. Sprint, which currently offers the Nextel Walkie-Talkie push-to-talk service, expects to use QChat technology to extend the services on the nationwide Sprint PCS Network, as well as provide interoperable push-to-talk services between users on both networks. Sprint also […]

Telecom Rewrite Unlikely to Reach Congress Before Elections

The telecom rewrite bill spearheaded by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, likely will not come to a vote before the November elections, Stevens told attendees of a Progress & Freedom Foundation event on Thursday. Stevens reportedly told members of the press he is a few votes shy of the 60 votes needed to bring the bill […]

RIM Acquires Ascendent Systems

Research In Motion Ltd. has acquired voice mobility vendor Ascendent Systems for an undisclosed amount. Though now a wholly owned RIM subsidiary, Ascendent will continue operating as a separate entity, keeping its branding, partnerships and dealer programs intact. Debbie Miller, former CEO at Ascendent Systems and vice president at RIM, said Ascendents VARs and resellers […]

BlackBerry Settles Patent Case

Research In Motion Ltd., the manufacturers of the BlackBerry, and NTP have reached a $612.5 million settlement to end their long-running patent litigation. The settlement averts a potential court-ordered shutdown of the tremendously popular mobile “push” e-mail service in the United States, and is a full and final settlement of all claims, the companies said.

Copps: FCC Needs to Better Address its Homeland Security Role

The FCC, which by federal law is responsible for public safety as it relates to communications, is falling short of meeting its responsibilities, said FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, during a rousing speech at the NTCA show yesterday. But the agency is working to correct that, he said. “We meaning us and the government dont have […]

New MVNO Offers Push-to-Talk

Soon-to-be-launched mobile virtual operator (MVNO) Amp’d Mobile will use Kodiak Networks Real-Time Exchange (RTX) System to deliver push-to-talk (PTT) services with quality of service. Targeting the youth market ages 18 to 25 with an array of entertainment services, Amp’d Mobile has chosen an EV-DO 3G network to deliver exclusive content and a proprietary user interface. […]

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