The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Monday filed with the FCC a study by former FCC official Uzoma Onyeije questioning the existence of a spectrum crisis. The paper, entitled "Solving the Capacity Crunch: Options for Enhancing Data Capacity on Wireless Networks," suggests alternative solutions to auctioning broadcasting spectrum to help alleviate mobile broadband congestion. Onyeije concludes that "the impending 'spectrum crisis' is not real.
Chilean telecommunications operation Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones SA, or Entel, will pursue a nearly $2 billion investment plan through 2013, The Wall Street Journal online reported today.
According to daily newspaper Diario Financiero, The Wall Street Journal reported, the company's president Juan Hurtado said that Entel will focus its investments in the mobile broadband sector. Broadband has seen "explosive growth" in recent years, Hurtado said.
Nokia will axe 7,000 jobs and outsource its legacy Symbian software to slash 1 billion euros ($1.46 billion) of costs as it struggles to compete in the fierce smartphone market.
Nokia, the world's largest phone maker by volume, on Wednesday detailed an overhaul of its phone business following its decision to start using Microsoft software instead of its own Symbian platform.
The move includes laying off 4,000 staff and transferring another 3,000 to services firm Accenture - a total 12 percent of its phone unit workforce.
The United Arab Emirates will stop individuals and small businesses accessing the most private data services offered by BlackBerry, a UAE newspaper said, but the government said no services would be disrupted to any subscribers.
Only businesses with 20 or more subscriptions will be allowed to use high security accounts on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which allows for services such as highly secure corporate email, The National newspaper reported earlier this month.
Half a billion people worldwide will use their mobile devices as travel tickets on metros, subways and buses by 2015, according to new forecasts from Juniper Research. This is over five times the number generated last year, but crucially Juniper is expecting usage to spread widely from the current concentration in Japan and several European countries. Outside Japan, systems in operation typically use SMS or bar codes.
NFC creates momentum
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international provider of fiber-based communications services, last week announced that it is providing Verizon Wireless with backbone infrastructure and cell-site backhaul solutions to support its ongoing rollout of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
Rising sales of smartphones and tablets boosted profit at touchscreen chipmakers Cypress Semiconductor and Synaptics Inc even as their traditionally strong PC market continued to slow down.
Cypress Semiconductor gave a blowout forecast for the current quarter as it expects its touchscreen business to double in 2011.
Technology firms such as LG Electronics are moving toward adopting the Linux-based MeeGo operating system after Nokia abandoned it, one of the project's leaders said.
Open-source MeeGo was created last year by the merger of Nokia and Intel's Linux-based platforms, but Nokia pulled back from the project in February when the Finnish firm said it would focus on Microsoft software instead.
Multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions provider Telco Systems announced Wednesday that it has acquired the major assets and intellectual property of ANDA Networks in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition allows the company to offer a complete range of Carrier Ethernet access, edge, aggregation and mobile backhaul solutions.
ANDA is a provider of Carrier Class Ethernet and wireless backhaul platforms that deliver cost-effective MEF-certified Metro Ethernet services over fiber, copper and wireless backhaul networks.
AT&T Inc survived the loss of its exclusive U.S. rights to sell the Apple Inc iPhone.
The No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider, which is planning to buy T-Mobile USA, eked out a slight increase in subscribers in the first quarter, surprising Wall Street, though some analysts said the growth came at too high a cost.
Its net addition of 62,000 contract customers in the quarter was much weaker than its fourth-quarter growth of 400,000 but better than the loss of 83,000 customers expected, on average, by seven analysts polled by Reuters.