EMEA Professional mobile radio market jumps 25% in 2010

The Professional mobile radio (PMR) terminal market jumped a staggering 25% in terms of unit volumes in 2010 (compared to 2009), according to the latest data from IMS Research.

There has been very strong growth across the PMR terminal market in EMEA, where IMS Research’s latest figures indicate that revenue growth in 2010 was even higher than the 25% unit growth figure. This is seen as great news for the industry following a 2009 that saw huge declines.

Clearwire selects Ericsson to manage 4G network

Clearwire Corporation (Kirkland, WA), a provider of 4G wireless broadband services in the U.S., and Ericcson (Stockholm, Sweden) Wednesday announced a seven-year, managed services partnership that will transfer the day-to-day management of Clearwire's 4G network to Ericsson and allow Clearwire to realize operational efficiencies and reduce operating costs.

Verizon and Medco unveil first real-time mobile medication app

Verizon Wireless (New York, NY) and Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (Franklin Lakes, New Jersey) today announced a mobile application that can instantly guide patients and their doctors to the lowest-cost prescription drug to meet their health needs and help them identify potentially harmful drug interactions. The new Medco Pharmacy mobile app delivers critical information to help Medco members manage their prescription medications.

Saxon Infotech, Inc. developing cloud-based mobile telemedicine app

Saxon Infotech, Inc. (Columbia, MD), a strategic IT services consulting, development and staffing firm, announces today that it is making a significant investment of talent and resources to support and participate in a joint development effort with a major Institute of Technology and Research to develop and bring to market a cloud-based mobile telemedicine application. The company is targeting delivery in the second quarter of 2012.

VeriFone and MICROS first to bring NFC services to the table

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), and MICROS Systems, Inc. (Columbia, MD), today announced a solution that integrates restaurant management systems with smart mobile devices, allowing consumers to pay at the table with electronic wallets on mobile phones utilizing Near Field Communications (NFC).

Nexius launches new green energy service to reduce utility bills

More than 80% of a wireless operator’s energy operational expenses are directly related to electricity consumption, so containing operational expenditures (OPEX) is a top concern for many mobile executives. Wireless operators need innovative green solutions, which can deliver bottom-line savings, without the impact of a major infrastructure overhaul.

European telecom Tele2 scales with ActiveVOS BPMS

Active Endpoints, Inc. (Waltham, MA), the process automation company, announced Tuesday that one of Europe’s telecommunications operators, Tele2, has gone live with a ActiveVOS process application that integrates its core billing and provisioning applications.

Major telecom carriers report first quarter results

Major network operators in the telecom industry have reported quarterly earnings during the months of April and May. Telecom earnings varied in the first quarter of 2011, but the majority had a slight increase in revenue compared to the same quarter in 2010. Of the carriers mentioned in this summary, Verizon Communications saw an increase in its earnings in a large part due to its adoption of the iPhone.

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Deutsche Telekom and iPass launch global WiFi services exchange

Deutsche Telekom and iPass Inc. last week announced their partnership to create WiFi Mobilize, a new network services exchange for in-country and international roaming services. The exchange is designed to help carriers meet the accelerating demand from their customers for data services on smartphone and tablet devices, and to optimize their network investments. The partnership will provide a solution for new data offload, international roaming, and inter-standard traffic management services for GSM, CDMA and WiFi operators.

AT&T plans wireless security service for 2012

Reuters

AT&T Inc plans to launch a wireless security srvice for consumers next year to help combat a big rise in cyber attacks on mobile devices, a top executive said.

As more people use smartphones like Apple Inc's iPhone and Google Inc's Android-based devices to download Web applications, John Stankey, the head of AT&T's enterprise business, said he had seen a big spike in security attacks on cellphones.

"Hackers always go to where there's a base of people to attack," Stankey said in an interview ahead of the Reuters Technology Media and Telecommunications Summit.

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