When it comes to access networks, fiber is the technology that’s getting all the attention these days, and for good reason, as it offers superfast speeds for the latest broadband services. Yet for all the talk of fiber, the reality is that the majority of the world’s existing access wireline infrastructure is copper based, and service providers everywhere are looking to make the best use of this installed infrastructure.
On Thursday, The National Retail Federation urged the U.S.
In the past, satellite was dismissed as a wireless backhaul technology, mainly for cost reasons; but as pricing for wireless data increases and carriers shift away from unlimited plans, there is now a compelling, and profitable argument for Ka Band’s use in LTE network backhaul. Ka Band plays well with LTE’s all-packet architecture.
This week, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Masabi US Ltd, a provider of transit mobile ticketing, jointly announced that they will be bringing mobile ticketing to MBTA commuter rail riders this fall. With applications for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, customers will be able to purchase commuter rail tickets and passes. Once tickets are purchased, customers will be able to use and display directly via their phone screen.
USA Technologies, Inc., a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry services for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, last week announced that its customer, Pepi Food Services, has signed an agreement to go 100% cashless by the end of 2012. Using USA Technologies ePort Connect cashless payment and telemetry service, Pepi plans to convert its entire vending machine base to 100% cashless three years ahead of Pepi's original plan.
BLiNQ Networks Inc., a provider of small cell wireless backhaul services, on Monday announced that it completed two field trials, one with a tier one global mobile operator and another with a fixed access provider in Europe, to test its small cell backhaul services.
Environmental activist group Greenpeace released a report today examining how energy-efficient and clean cloud computing really is. The group found that Apple and Amazon had some of the dirtiest clouds in the industry.
Copper T1 service to cell tower sites is quickly becoming inadequate. Wireless cell carriers continue to increase new cell site locations and to upgrade existing 3G sites to 4G/LTE. The drivers for this increase in bandwidth demand are the millions of ‘multiple screen consumers’ equipped with wireless devices proliferating our social scenes. The market is demanding that communications consumers be always connected everywhere across multiple devices each often running multiple applications creating a level of Tel
Trunkbow International Holdings Limited, a provider of mobile payment services in China, on Thursday announced that it has signed a mobile payments deal with China Unicom. Under the agreement China Unicom will deploy Trunkbow’s new terminal-based MPS platform in Heilongjiang Province. Installation is expected to begin in the second quarter, with services scheduled to launch in the second half of 2012.
On Monday, Microwave Telemetry Inc., a provider of avian and marine tracking, announced it has selected Telenor Connexion, an M2M service provider, for its global wildlife tracking devices.