As hospitals, physicians groups and other healthcare providers expand their use of smartphones and tablets, they have unique security and privacy requirements far beyond those of general enterprises. Two Southern California companies – Nukona of San Diego and Integer Wireless of Newport Beach, Calif. – Wednesday announced a relationship designed to help healthcare organizations meet those needs quickly and cost-effectively.
Nuvel announced last week that vSOS, its personal emergency response application for smart phones is now available for Apple iPhone users to download at the iPhone App Store. Featuring patent-pending technology, vSOS is designed to provide users ranging from school age children to the elderly with help for medical emergencies, personal safety and accidents with the push of a button. Through its partnership with GEOS Alliance, the vSOS application provides emergency response services in North America, South America, and Europe.
Open Systems Corp., a provider of Business and Operations Support Solutions (BOSS) for telecommunications and public service companies, has a new SmartFlex Mobile BOSS solution suite to support mobile and virtual operator management.
For these operators and their enablers, who do not own networks and need to reach agreements with existing companies to offer and distribute their services, SmartFlex can provide a preconfigured platform that is ready to operate and support MVNO and MVNE schemes, according to Open's press release.
The demand for high-speed wireless internet and data network access over a wide area has grown at a rapid pace. This growth has led to a proliferation of access points (base stations) and subscriber units, which are often mounted at the highest point possible to ensure the maximum communication range. Unfortunately, these mounting locations also increase the possibility of lightning-induced surges and provide a point for static charges to collect.
Microsoft will acquire Internet communications company Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, the companies announced Tuesday. Microsoft will buy Skype from the investor group led by Silver Lake under a definitive agreement that has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype.
Accedian Networks, provider of High Performance Service Assurance solutions for Carrier Ethernet and IP networks, Monday announced a partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks. Both companies will team up to offer service providers a solution to assure high performance of IP/Ethernet networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks has integrated Accedian Networks' MetroNIDdemarcation device, and its MetroNODE 10GE Ethernet Operations Administration and Maintenance (OAM) aggregation platform with their solutions such as Mobile Backhaul, Carrier Ethernet Transport and Multiservice IP Backbone.
Top executives of AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile insisted on Wednesday their proposed merger would benefit consumers and rejected criticisms that it would stifle innovation.
AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson and T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm appeared before the Senate Judiciary's antitrust subcommittee to defend their deal, which would concentrate 80 percent of U.S. wireless contract customers in just two companies -- AT&T/T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless.
Spirent Communications and Anue Systems Tuesday introduced a mobile backhaul testing solution designed to validate timing and synchronization as well as carrier Ethernet protocols including SyncE, IEEE 1588 / PTPv2, and EthOAM. The new Spirent Anue 3500 provides carriers and network equipment manufacturers with a comprehensive test impairment and analysis platform for mobile backhaul.
HP Monday announced the HP FlexNetwork architecture, the industry’s only unified architecture for the data center, campus and branch, which enables enterprises to fully harness the power of media-rich content, virtualization, mobility and cloud computing.
Subscriber billing models, better known as pricing plans, are hot topics around the world today. And why wouldn't they be? Subscribers want to save money, operators want to make money and everyone wants to go home happy. However, there is a chasm between subscriber expectations and an operator's ability to profitably meet those expectations, and that's the driver behind the evolution of billing plans.
Recent history of subscriber billing