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Base-station software announced by Andrew

Andrew Corporation has introduced a software system that works with the Teletilt(r) ATC200-1000 local rack-mounted controller and enables real-time adjustments to base station antennas from anywhere an Internet connection is established...

Enhancing availability with standardisation

Last week, Developing Telecomstalked about the urgent need for standardised and compatible equipment in the wake of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. Now Carl Kleynhans, country general manager: Africa at American Power Conversion (APC)...

How Hurricane Katrina can help you

Hurricane Katrina exposed every possible obstacle that could arise from incompatible or sub-standard telecoms equipment and networks. Many of the short-fallings - which serve as a lesson for telecoms in the emerging markets - are discussed by Michael Schwartz.

Text don't talk after disasters - GSMA

The mobile phone has become the device most people turn to in an emergency. Mobile networks experience huge increases in traffic immediately following a disaster and high-levels of demand continue for many days afterwards.

Disaster Management: A new response to emergencies

Softscape has introduced an emergency management system designed to ensure disaster victims receive rapid assistance. Its web-based platform is open to government agencies as they direct both citizens and agency workers through their crisis. Dave Watkins, founder and CEO, Softscape, explains the...

Huawei opens its first inTouch Lab Experience Centre

Aimed at encouraging global telecoms players to pool their ideas, Huawei’s inTouch Lab and Partnership Plan target fellow companies in the industry in order to create, on a joint basis, innovative services and applications for the future...

Voice answered email

Mobile-owning professionals can now answer emails by voice. This is the boast by Visto Corporation, which has launched Mobile Secure Voice specifically for professionals 'on the go.' The new capability results from Visto acquiring Trekmail, a provider of mixed-media messaging services...

Sony Ericsson Unveils 3G Smartphone

Set to start shipping during Q1 2006, Sony Ericsson's 3G UMTS P990 smartphone is billed as the first commercially available smartphone to adopt the enhanced Symbian OS version 9.1 and UIQ 3 software platform...

450 Mhz for low teledensity areas

Nokia is underlining its interest in GSM technology on the 450MHz frequency band. The company believes GSM450 frequency is a viable solution in providing affordable handsets and mobile voice-centred services to new growth areas with a low teledensity...

Linksys/Skype Team up for Cordless Handset

Cisco's Linksys division is working with Skype, one of the leading global voice over Internet communications companies, to market a new cordless phone that is designed to take free Skype Internet phone calling off the computer and to put it into the hands of callers...

The birth of Broadband for a Mobile Planet

Recent changes to Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service has seen coverage offered by the satellite network increase by about a third from 99 to 150 countries. Best known until now in the Middle East and Africa, the newly enhanced service now extends to include most of Europe,