Coast Radio selects Exalt microwave backhaul systems for FM Radio stations

Exalt Communications, a provider of next-generation microwave backhaul systems, last week announced that Coast Radio Company, Inc. has selected Exalt microwave backhaul systems to replace leased T1 connections among its multiple FM radio stations, main broadcast sites, and transmission booster sites located throughout the San Francisco Bay area.


The wireless backhaul network built using Exalt microwave systems will also extend IP communications to all sites, add advanced management features, and provide increased bandwidth, says Exalt (Campbell, Calif., USA).

UK Government prepares for largest smart meter deployment in world

The UK Government is preparing for the task of replacing the country’s 53 million gas and electric meters with smart meters.

Report: Jasper Wireless clear leader in CDP

New data from ABI Research singles out Jasper Wireless as a “clear leader” among vendors of Connected Device Platforms (CDPs), ahead of Ericsson, NSN and NEC.

Southwest Airlines announces asset tracking service

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines Cargo announced Cargo Companion, an asset tracking service that allows its customers complete visibility regarding the location and environmental status of high-value and time/temperature-sensitive items shipped via Southwest Airlines Cargo.


Designed for freight forwarders, couriers, perishable commodity Shippers, and Shippers of time-critical and high-value items, Cargo Companion features wireless asset tracking devices that monitor the location, shock, light, temperature, pressure, and humidity of cargo during transit.

Data coverage now ahead of voice coverage as reason to change carrier

Nearly seven out of eight U.S. smartphone owners care more about smoothness and less buffering time on a standard definition video than they do about high definition pixel quality while watching mobile video over a poor connection, according to newly-released results from a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Skyfire. This new research shows the importance of network data quality, speed of delivery, and smooth multimedia playback for smartphone users.

Providing control, security key to unlocking the cloud opportunity

By 2016, 40% of enterprises will require prospective cloud providers to submit proof of independent security testing before they’ll sign up for service, Gartner predicts.

Sprint strikes MVNO deal with FreedomPop

On Wednesday, FreedomPop, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), and Sprint announced the formation of a strategic wholesale relationship that will allow FreedomPop to use Sprint’s 3G network and 4G LTE network, which is set to launch next week.

Telefonica to launch mobile security service in Europe

Juniper Networks, a network systems provider, on Wednesday announced that Telefonica Digital has selected Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite to create a branded mobile security service for its consumer customer base across Europe.

70% of rural broadband subscribers receiving service below 4 Mbps target

Calix, Inc. on Thursday released excerpts for its latest U.S. Rural Broadband Report, based on Internet traffic information drawn from over 50 U.S. communications service provider networks from the first quarter (January through March) of 2012.

Vodafone buys NZ outfit from Telstra for $670 million

Reuters

Australia's Telstra will sell its struggling New Zealand operations to mobile operator Vodafone in a $670 million deal, threatening Telecom New Zealand's dominance and potentially making it a future takeover target.


Under the sale, Vodafone New Zealand said it will acquire TelstraClear's (Wellington, New Zealand) fixed-line and Internet operations, which hold only 16% of New Zealand's broadband market but will now have the muscle to compete head-on with much larger Telecom.

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