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Truphone brings WiFi calling to Android devices

Truphone Brings Wi-Fi Calling To Android(TM) Devices


Truphone’s new Android application enables free calls to other Truphone, Skype and Google Talk users over Wi-Fi


LONDON, Jan. 7 — Truphone, the next generation global mobile operator, today announced the immediate free availability of its new application for Android(TM) enabled mobile handsets, introducing Wi-Fi calling on this platform for the first time.


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The new Truphone for Android release 3.0 integrates a full VoIP engine allowing users to make free calls to Truphone, Google Talk and Skype users when both parties are in Wi-Fi, in addition to low cost calls to landlines and mobiles around the world whether they are in or out of Wi-Fi. This, coupled with a new, refreshed interface makes this the application of choice for the user who wants top quality user experience from their mobile VoIP application. The new release more

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Sprint extends $50 Boost service to CDMA

BOOST MOBILE TO OFFER HANDSETS ON NATIONWIDE SPRINT NETWORK WITH ‘MONTHLY UNLIMITED’ PREPAID PLAN


Sprint CDMAAvailable January 13and Nextel iDEN Network Powerhouse Combination Enhances Boost Mobile Phone Portfolio and Coverage to Serve over 274 Million Customers Nationwide


IRVINE, Calif. Furthering its commitment to offer value and simplicity in no contract wireless services, today Boost Mobile, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, announced its popular $50 ‘Monthly Unlimited’ plan will be available on January 13, 2010 on the Nationwide Sprint CDMA Network reaching more than 274 million people. By late January, Boost Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of three new CDMA handsets that include Kyocera’s Sanyo Mirro™ SCP3810 and Sanyo Incognito™ SCP6760, along with Boost Mobile’s first smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve™ 8330 from Research In Motion (RIM) available on a new $60 ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ plan. more

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Net Insight receives order for

30 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport


solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that its Nimbra platform has been selected by a media network operator for a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


Net Insight and the Nimbra platform has been selected by the media network operator who will build a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


The Nimbra platform is a versatile transport solution with several matchless features for DTT networks. The solution will provide scalable multicast capabilities and incorporate Net Insight’s unique Time Transfer feature for GPS-free time synchronization.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the worlds most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.


Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality more

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Net Insight to supply backbone network for cable TV distribution in an African country

29 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient optical transport solutions for media, broadcast and IP networks has received an order to deliver the Nimbra platform for a cable TV distribution network in Africa.


A national telecom operator in an African country is deploying a cable TV distribution network. The network shall initially multicast IP TV services between 15 regional sites and carry regionally inserted native video content with 100% Quality of Service.


Net Insight will provide the CATV backbone network where the central headend is implemented using multiple Nimbra 680 high-capacity switches and all local distribution sites are served by Nimbra 360 nodes.


Net Insights Nimbra product family makes up the world’s most efficient and scalable media-rich transport solution. Encompassing a full range of multiservice transport equipment, the Nimbra platform enables Broadcast, IP Media, TV Distribution and Broadband TV networks to more

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Verizon Offers Mobile Broadband Backup to SMBs

Verizon Adds Mobile Broadband Backup for Dedicated Internet Service to Keep Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Online All the Time


High-Performance Internet Access Automatically Routes to Verizon Wireless 3G Network for Uninterrupted Business Operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 5 — Small and medium-sized businesses now can get Verizon (NYSE:VZ) high-performance Internet access coupled with automatic wireless broadband backup to help ensure the businesses are always available to their customers. The new solution — Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband — automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.


The new solution, which is immediately available nationwide, is ideal for businesses that have highly distributed locations and primarily use IDA for outbound critical traffic, Web research or point-of-sale transactions. more

Wavesat, 4G Chipsets Leader, Names VP Business Development

Wavesat Names Anil Barot as New Vice President Business Development


Former Senior Executive for Motorola, with 20+ Years Wireless Industry Experience,

Will Help Company Expand Presence in 4G Markets such as LTE and WiMAX


San Mateo, CA January 4, 2010 Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Anil Barot has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Barot will oversee sales and marketing efforts with 4G service providers, end user device manufacturers and channel partners around the globe and will work closely with Wavesat’s engineering and product development teams.


At Motorola, Mr. Barot served in numerous leadership roles, including Global Product Management, Business Development and Product Strategy for Wireless Broadband Access Technologies (LTE & WiMAX). Immediately prior to joining Wavesat, he held the position of Senior Director of Motorola’s Broadband Strategy more

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ADC Divests GSM Assets

ADC Announces Altobridge’s Acquisition of Its GSM Base Station and Switching Product Portfolio


ADC strengthens focus on its in-building and microcellular wireless market leadership


Acquisition complements Altobridge’s emerging markets strategy


MINNEAPOLIS & TRALEE, Ireland, Dec 31, 2009 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) (www.adc.com), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure solutions, and Altobridge, a leading provider of cost-effective solutions for mobile network operators, announced today that Altobridge has acquired ADC’s portfolio of GSM base station and switching products. Terms of the transaction, which closes today, were not disclosed. more

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Genband bids on Nortel’s carrier VOIP business

Enters into sale agreements with GENBAND, Inc. for a purchase price of US$282 million, subject to balance sheet and other adjustments currently estimated at approximately US$100 million


Sale of business is best path forward for the future of Nortel’s Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions customers, employees and business


Agreements include the planned sale of substantially all assets within the Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business globally


Nortel(1) Networks Corporation (OTCBB: NRTLQ) today announced that it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL), and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. and Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), have entered into a “stalking horse” asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. (GENBAND) for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business, and an asset more

Ford SYNC Becomes WiFi Hot Spot

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 21 –


Next-generation SYNC() system to incorporate in-car WiFi system powered by customer’s USB mobile broadband modem, turning entire car into hot spot


New capability will be standard on select SYNC-equipped vehicles with no additional hardware or subscriptions required beyond the user-supplied mobile broadband modem


Standard WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security protocols will be in force, and only owner-permitted devices will be able to access the network, helping ensure secure, robust connectivity for in-car users


Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) will turn vehicles into rolling WiFi hot spots when it introduces the second generation of its popular SYNC() in-car connectivity system next year. more

Nokia and ST-Ericsson Partnering in TD-SCDMA

Nokia and ST-Ericsson today announced a long-term partnership in the area of TD-SCDMA technology and solutions. As part of the partnership, Nokia will be using ST-Ericsson as a key supplier of chipset platforms in its Symbian based TD-SCDMA devices and solutions portfolio.


The partnership with ST-Ericsson will bring Nokia’s industry leading involvement with the TD-SCDMA standard to the next level. The partnership will enhance both companies’ leadership position in China’s mobile market and will create a robust user experience for Chinese consumers. more

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