On Wednesday, Nokia Siemens Networks announced it will launch a new CDMA base station, the Flexi Multiradio CDMA Base Station, next week at the International CTIA Wireless show in New Orleans.
On Thursday, SK Telecom announced a deal with Ericsson to extend its LTE network. According to SK Telecom, demand for LTE services in South Korea has increased rapidly since the commercial launch of the technology in the country in July 2011. As of today, SK Telecom provides 2.4 million of its 26 million subscribers with LTE technology.
This article summarizes the two mobile wallet white papers published by Mobey Forum. The papers offer a workable definition for the mobile wallet, and explore use cases, stakeholders in the ecosystem, and the ‘control points’ that will define how the technology develops.
Mobile wallet – definition and need for openness
On Wednesday, IBM said it had agreed to buy privately held Tealeaf Technology, a maker of software that helps companies analyze customer behavior. For example, with this acquisition Intel can use Tealeaf software, which will allow an online retailer to identify weaknesses in mobile marketing campaigns by spotting instances and replaying scenarios that triggered customer sessions to end prematurely.
The companies did not disclose financial details for the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.
Electricity storage, a Holy Grail of the power industry, is years from being widely deployed because of market and regulatory barriers, said an executive of S&C Electric, whose projects include enabling homes to use solar power at night.
Wyless, a global Machine to Machine (M2M) managed services provider announced on Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in ClearConnex Inc, a wireless M2M device engineering company .
Energenie, a manufacturer of smart energy saving and power management products, has launched the Remote GSM Controlled Power Socket – letting users remotely control power to their plugs via a mobile phone.
Novatel Wireless, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless networking services, on Tuesday announces that Tripple Track, a Scandinavian provider of GPS tracking and vehicle management services, has selected Novatel Wireless to provide its full portfolio of Enfora asset tags and mobile tracking devices as well as its N4A CMS service delivery platform.
On Wednesday, Sierra Wireless announced a new addition to its series of embedded wireless modules. The AirPrime Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands, making it compatible with networks worldwide and ideal for global deployments.
The growth of the overall market for two-wheel vehicles including scooters, motorcycles, and bicycles within Asia Pacific is leading to a strong expansion of the electric two-wheel vehicle industry in the region, with adoption being driven by rapid urbanization and increasing household incomes, says a report by Pike Research.