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Vodafone Ultra-Low Cost Handsets

Vodafone has unveiled its first branded ultra-low cost consumer handsets, the Vodafone 125 and Vodafone 225, aimed at providing millions of people in emerging and developing markets the opportunity to access to the benefits of mobile technology for the very first time...

Nokia + Siemens + Village Connection = rural GSM

Nokia Siemens Networks has now introduced its new Village Connection, a solution aimed at providing affordable rural connectivity and coverage in new growth markets. Village Connection is based on an easy concept: build rural connectivity village by village, exploiting a

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GSM Association: open up the gateways of competition

The incumbent international gateway monopoly business model is past its sell-by date; governments should liberalise this market immediately and all stakeholders will benefit. This forceful assertion is the conclusion of Tom Phillips, Chief Government & Regulatory Affairs

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Sprint Nextel envisages WiMax as Internet-based not cellular-based

Sprint Nextel is always watched very closely by wireless broadband specialists because it has been committed since last August to rolling out WiMax-based 4G across the USA. The target is 100 million customers by the end of next year. And it is as a product tied into the Internet in particular that...

Can mobiles really run on alternative energy?

 

Is there a role for alternative energy sources in the mobile industry? Yes is the answer, according to Motorola, which recently announced that it had successfully completed a trial to demonstrate the feasibility of alternative power systems that can support remote GSM base

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Satellite Phones - the Ten Commandments

Alright, Charlton Heston didn't exactly bring these ten statements down from Mount Sinai but there are lots of myths and there is plenty of misinformation about satellite phones. This has inspired San Diego-based All Road Communications to produce this list of the 'Top ten things you need to know...

Wireless - transcending the digital divide

It seems only natural that we start our analysis of the Digital Divide with one of the giants of world telecoms. Dr Klaus-D Kohrt, a vice-president of Siemens Communications, explains the role of wireless technology - and makes some predictions.

Iridium tracks tsunami buoys for NOAA

Monitoring of tsunami waves and conditions is set to improve as Iridium has won the contract to provide satellite data links for the 31 ocean buoys that the US Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Center is now

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Nokia Siemens Networks - the implications

Nokia and Siemens will be merging the Networks Business Group of Nokia and the carrier-related operations of Siemens into a single company to be known as Nokia Siemens Networks. This review spells out the strengths and opportunities of the new company, as Nokia and Siemens visualise them, and

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BLAM hits the Net

Two 20-year-old British inventors aim to cure Internet boredom by creating a virtual button has attracted supporters in more than 120 countries since its launch less than two months ago...

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