inthinc M2M antenna supports federal ban on cell phone use while driving

 

inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a telematics product provider, last week announced the availability of a cell and text detection antenna which detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from the driver seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a manger. 

Apple struggles to further business in China

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Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market has risen sharply in the past two years, but for now the company that sells the iPhone is being outpaced by nimble telecom smartphone rivals. It is not that Apple's iPhones and iPads are losing favor among Chinese consumers. The problem facing Apple seems to be timing.

RIM may need to abandon Blackberry to survive

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An increasing number of telecom technology investors and experts are asking whether Research in Motion (RIM) needs to ditch its BlackBerry handset business to survive. The idea that is gaining favor among a minority of shareholders would see the company fully open its secure and highly respected network to rival smartphone providers and concentrate on that business while getting out of the hardware game altogether through a sale.

BT sues Google in U.S. over patent infringement

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British telecoms firm BT has launched legal action against Google in the United States over patent infringement in a number of key areas for the technology group such as mobile map services.

BT (London), Britain's dominant fixed-line telecoms group, said in a statement on Monday that it had filed a claim with the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.

Verizon buys Cox cable wireless spectrum for $215 million

Cox Communications on Friday announced that it will sell its 20 MHz Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses to Verizon for $315 million. The agreement does not include Cox's 700 MHz spectrum licenses, the company's Cox Wireless customer accounts or any other assets.   The AWS spectrum license covers 28 million POPs.

Report: telecom operators to increase small cell deployment in 2012

Infonetics recently released results on its report on small cell deployments, which found that telecom operators expect to double the percentage of base transceiver station units that are small cells from 6% this year to 12% in 2012.

NSN fixed line broadband business acquired by ADTRAN

ADTRAN, Inc, a provider of networking equipment, announced on Monday that it plans to acquire the fixed line Broadband Access Business (BBA) of Nokia Siemens Networks, as well as the associated professional services and network management.

Telefonica cuts dividend target to focus on debt

Reuters

Telecoms operator Telefonica  trimmed its planned 2012 dividend on Wednesday in a move to keep its debt under control as the telecoms group battles sluggish economic growth in its home market and uncertainty in Europe.

Intel enters telecom with new mobile communications unit

Reuters

Chipmaker Intel  is combining four divisions under a new mobile and communications unit in a bid to catch up in smartphones and tablets, where it has so far failed to gain traction. The new division combines Intel's netbook and tablets division, its ultra mobility division, the mobile communications division and the mobile wireless division, according to spokesman Robert Manetta.

"The ultimate goal is we want to speed up and improve the development process," says Manetta.

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