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Archive for June, 2003

PCTEL + Birdstep

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

PCTEL and Birdstep Technology today announced that they will integrate Birdstep’s Intelligent Mobile IP Client software with PCTEL’s Segue Roaming Client. Commercially available in Q4, the combined product offers a complete roaming solution for service providers, PC OEMs, device manufacturers and resellers. “By combining our technology strengths and expertise, this relationship will create the classic […]

Nextel Scores MMDS

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

Nextel has agreed to acquire the high-speed Internet wireless assets of bankrupt WorldCom for $144 million in cash, besting a bid by BellSouth, according to a court filing made on Monday. WorldCom, once the No. 2 U.S. long-distance telephone carrier, paid about $1 billion for the wireless assets at the height of the Internet boom […]

Cingular Gets the EDGE

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

Unstrung reports that Cingular Wireless has today become the first carrier in the U.S. to launch services using enhanced data for GSM environments (EDGE). Previously, it was speculated that rivals AT&T Wireless Services or T-Mobile USA would be first with the high speed (2.5 G) service. EDGE is the next stepping stone on the path […]

Poem Spots

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

Smart Mobs highlights City Poems, a living biography of the city of Leeds in Yorkshire, England. It comes alive as readers move through the city with their mobile phones. As they travel around Leeds readers will find themselves moving through a network of Poem Points attached to landmark sites. Poem Point sites will range from […]

Dailywireless Tests Vivato

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

Vivato Road Trip By Sam Churchill In its most expansive deployment to date, Vivato, “unwired” the entire downtown core of Spokane, Washington, providing free Wi-Fi for Hoopfest 2003, June 28 and 29, 2003. Hoopfest is the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in the world. Vivato’s 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi gear provided blanket coverage for the event using […]

54G Bridge Roundup

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2003

Tim Higgins reports that Netgear has added the WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge to its product line. It allows any device with an Ethernet port to wirelessly connect to an 802.11g or 11b WLAN. It features a detachable, upgradeable antenna, browser-based administration, 64/128 bit WEP encryption, and the ability to support multiple Ethernet devices […]