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Motorola offers free WLAN cost calculator

Motorola Helps Retailers Calculate the Hidden Costs of Wireless LAN


New ’square foot’ cost calculation service demonstrates true wireless LAN costs, helping retailers better plan and manage IT operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 12 — NRF 2010 (Booth # 1623) — The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced a new Wireless LAN Cost Calculation Service that enables customers to correctly calculate the complete costs of their investment in wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure and wireless services on a per-square-foot basis.


Offered as a free service to customers, this innovative cost calculation service can help margin-sensitive retailers assess the hidden costs of wireless operations and improve network planning, budgeting and operations. It provides an analysis of the total cost of ownership by square foot and makes comparisons to several solution options to assure customers have the lowest total costs for their wireless network more

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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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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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

Industry Names Agito Networks, Company CTO, FMC Customer to Top MobileVillage Honors for 2009

Industry Casts Nearly 2,000 Votes for Mobile Star Awards; Rates Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, CTO Timothy Olson, Customer HRC Highest in their Respective Awards Categories


SANTA CLARA, Calif. Dec. 21, 2009 Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it swept top honors in its three nominated awards categories in the eighth annual MobileVillage Mobile Star Awards program, as a result of industry voting. MobileVillage is a 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.


As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases Best Of entries in dozens of categories covering mobile apps, enterprise mobile software, wireless network products, enterprise success stories, mobile industry visionaries, and more. Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s Go Mobile a free e-newsletter that delivers headlines and links from top mobile technology stories on popular websites such as 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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Wireless Providers to Receive Access to Cost-Effective Backhaul through New Partnership between Nitel and TowerSource

CHICAGO Nitel, Inc., a single-source provider of telecommunications network services and nationwide virtual network operator, today announced a partnership with Colorado-based TowerSource, the largest and most accurate vertical asset marketplace. The two companies entered into a joint marketing agreement, which will leverage Nitel’s cost-effective backhaul connectivity to wireless towers with TowerSource’s extensive database of wireless sites across the country.

The TowerSource marketplace connects tower owners to those seeking to secure vertical real estate for co-location. The arrangement enables users of the TowerSource marketplace to source backhaul network connectivity from wireless towers in the 48 contiguous states to their terrestrial networks. Nitel uses the networks of over 100 carriers across the country to provide the best, most cost-effective option for its clients. more

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