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Archive for March, 2006

Russian Satellite Hit

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2006

A Russian communications satellite mysteriously malfunctioned earlier this week, reports SpaceToday. Some suggest that the spacecraft was struck by a micrometeoroid or a piece of orbital debris. Express-AM11 is now being moved to a graveyard orbit. The Russian Express-AM11 satellite suffered what its operator, the Russian Satellite Communications Corporation (RSCC), called a “sudden external impact” […]

Canadian Pre WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2006

DSL Reports has an interesting article on the “pre-WiMAX” (NextNet) gear and service now available by Canadian subscribers to Rogers. DSL Report’s forum on Rogers’s service discuss the new “Portable Internet” solution. The Rogers Website has additional info. Built in conjunction with Bell Canada and Rogers Communications, the Inukshuk network is one of the largest […]

Sprint’s EV-DO Upgrades

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2006

It’s official. Sprint today announced plans to expand their Sprint Power Vision (EV-DO) network. Sprint says their high speed EV-DO system now covers over half of the U.S. population with mobile broadband data services. By year end 2006, Sprint says it expects to reach 190 million people nationwide and in Puerto Rico, making it the […]

Big Stink in NOLA

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2006

New Orleans decided last fall to convert its Tropos-based WiFi public service network, used for emergency personnel, into a free Wi-Fi service. But, as USA Today recounts this week, it has ruffled the feathers of BellSouth which says the city’s network is illegal. The city got around the state-wide ban on municipal wireless because the […]

CTIA Wireless Show

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2006

The Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association holds its annual CTIA Wireless Show, the big one, April 5 – 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here are the schedules, keynotes, exhibits, and educational programs along with profiles of some CTIA Wireless exhibitors. CTIA’s wireless conference will be co-located with the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking […]

Intel’s Cheap, Rugged PC for India

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 29th, 2006

Intel today announced a new Ruggedised Personal Computer platform called “Jagruti” for the Indian market. It’s designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions and run on alternate power sources, including a car battery. The PC platform, powered with a Celeron Mobile processor, is equipped to operate in a community setting. Intel expects many of these Community […]