aisle411, the mobile retail navigation service that helps shoppers find what they are looking for and get rewarded for it, and Location Labs, provider of mobile location-as-a-service, yesterday announced that aisle411’s industry first retail navigation solution will integrate Geofencing, powered by the Location Labs’ Sparkle Platform to enable users to receive real-time alerts on available coupons and access to store navigation when approaching a store in the aisle411 system. aisle411 showcased its solution at CTIA Wireless Showstoppers in Orlando, Florida, last week.
MACH Insights is recognized in the industry as a leading conference in the mobile calendar. Providing in-depth coverage of roaming topics, the conference has now been extended to cover Interconnect, Mobile Messaging, and Direct Operator Billing. This year, the 3-day event will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 6th to 8th June and will focus on some of the hottest topics in the industry.
Interop Technologies yesterday announced it has broadened its powerful CDMA OTA provisioning solution to manage Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) cards for CDMA2000 handsets. This new capability enables network operators to access elementary files on R-UIM cards to update Preferred Roaming Lists (PRLs), service programming codes, and text messaging services directly on the R-UIM cards of subscriber handsets. Interop Technologies provides core wireless solutions for messaging, device management, and connectivity gateways.
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council today announced a major new thought leadership initiative to examine the extent and effects of a demanding new world of subscriber complexity and choice in today's communications services market. The new global program will profile and benchmark where and how companies are experiencing and addressing diverse needs, preferences, and behavior patterns across a multiplicity of device types, plans, and pricing options in the complex market for telecommunications, wireless, and digital media services.
appMobi, which provides integrated cloud-based tools and services for supporting large-scale developer communities, yesterday announced the addition of four mobile Web services to its comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) mobile app ecosystem solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2001 conference in Orlando, Florida. Through its free cross-platform developer toolkit, the appMobi XDK, appMobi now provides mobile application and Web developers a comprehensive integrated set of hosted tools and services.
AT&T Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG announced Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T was unavailable for comment.
The second TMT Finance & Investment Africa Summit - Defining Investment Strategies for African telecoms, provides an exclusive knowledge exchange platform for leading telecom executives, investors, bankers and advisers active in Africa.
There's no question that in the long term LTE will become the mainstay 4G network technology, although its universal use is still in the future. Until then, says ABI Research, some service providers will benefit from a dual-platform strategy based on both LTE and WiMAX.
According to research director Philip Solis, "Intel and others are pushing the idea of heterogeneous networks. This is not to deny LTE's long-term position as the leading 4G platform, but to recognize that a small part of the ecosystem will still be characterized by diversity for some time."
Who stands to benefit?
Altobridge Limited, an Irish company that makes low-cost wireless network technology, announced this week that Intel Capital and IFC will together invest $12 million in the company.
Wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks Ltd. today announced detailed plans to optimize its organizational structure following the acquisition of Norway's Nera Networks in January 2011. The new organizational structure consists of three solution groups: Short Haul Solutions, Long Haul Solutions and Projects & Services. These groups will be supported by a global sales organization. Dedicated resources within each group will provide Ceragon with the ability to respond quickly with the best solution and stay close to its customers.