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AT&T Buys 700MHz Spectrum, Nails in the Coffin for Mobile TV

AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy 12MHz of wireless spectrum in the 700MHz band from Aloha Partners LP for $2.5 billion, which may signal Alohas exit from the wireless space. Aloha is the largest holder of 700MHz spectrum to date, covering 196 million U.S. residents in 72 of the top 100 markets in the U.S. […]

AITech Certifies IP PBX on SIP Trunking

AITech (Booth 920), a provider of wholesale and retail IP voice solutions and a full-service managed services provider, added three solutions to its SIP trunking certification program: Fonalitys PBXtra, Trixbox Pro and Interactive Intelligences Vonexus IP PBX systems. The Fonality PBXtra is a hybrid IP PBX that, along with VoIP, supports legacy and analog switching […]

Avaya, Nokia Application Offers Phone Flexibility

Avaya and Nokia on Wednesday described the next phase of their strategic collaboration with a platform that provides users of Nokia Eseries business devices with one number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel across private Wi-Fi and public mobile networks. The Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode Edition combines IP-based applications with Nokia […]

Apple Cuts iPhone Price

Apple Inc. said Wednesday it is slicing the price of the iPhone by $200. The 8GB phone will now cost $399, down from $599. The $499 4GB model will be discontinued. Apple, which also revealed new models of its popular iPod music player that have iPhone-like features including Wi-Fi, said it is on pace to sell […]

San Francisco, Chicago Muni Wi-Fi Scuttled; EarthLink on the Rocks

Municipal Wi-Fi has been dealt two more blows this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both cancelling their planned networks. In San Francisco, the city-wide Internet access plan has been the subject of ongoing and heated debate, but was awaiting final approval when EarthLink Inc. reportedly notified Mayor Gavin Newsom that it was pulling out […]

Nokia Leaps into Internet Services, Unveils New Devices

No. 1 handset manufacturer Nokia has made an Apple-like move into the direct-to-consumer services arena with a new portal, dubbed Ovi. Ovi, which means door in Finnish, lets PC and handset users access an online music store, photo-sharing service, MySpace and FaceBook, the GPS-enabled Nokia Maps with city guides, and the N-Gage gaming service. Nokia […]

Google Mesh Makes Good

Google Inc. has announced that its municipal Wi-Fi network in Mountain View, Calif., is growing in traffic by around 10 percent each month. Its welcome news in an industry plagued with business model issues. The free service, launched earlier this year, is advertising-supported. The 12 square-mile network has an average of 15,000 unique users each […]

Google, Sprint Partner on WiMAX

Though we live in a world where wireless and walled garden seem to go hand in hand, Sprint announced today that it will partner with open-access booster Google Inc. to create a mobile WiMAX portal for search, interactive communications, user-generated content and social networking. The carrier also said it will provide open standard APIs for […]

Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Are you sitting on additional wireless revenue from your current customers that you have not mined yet because you dont want to: A) Learn countless, confusing wireless price plans.B) Study an endless myriad of devices.C) Get called on a Sunday to replace a water-logged BlackBerry device a CEO dropped into the lavatory.D) All of the […]

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? […]

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