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Archive for November, 2007

Death to WiMAX?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2007

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder? Tim: There are some who call me… Tim. — Search for the Holy Grail Motorola said Friday that Ed Zander will step down as chief executive on Jan. 1 after months under pressure for the sharp decline of the company’s once-hot cell-phone […]

Google’s 700 MHz Plans

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 30th, 2007

The deadline for declaring an intent to bid on 700MHz is December 3rd. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google isn’t waiting. They will announce their 700 Mhz plans today. What Google plans to do with the spectrum is anyone’s guess. Google could experiment with different revenue models such as a one-time licensing fee with […]

Leopard Causes Macbook WiFi Glitch?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2007

Owners of Apple’s 13-inch notebooks are reporting that their Wi-Fi access is much less reliable after installing Mac OS X Leopard or more recent updates to Mac OS X Tiger, especially when the systems switch to battery power, reports Apple Insider The exact behavior of affected systems can vary slightly, but appears to largely be […]

iPhone Going HSPA

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2007

Apple will introduce a version of the iPhone next year that can use HSPA, AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said today at a meeting of the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, California. “You’ll have it next year,” Stephenson said in response to a question about when the 3G iPhone would debut. He said he […]

Cellular Penetration: Half the World

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2007

Today, worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion — equivalent to half the global population, according to research firm Informa. Since the first Nordic Mobile Telephony (NMT) networks were switched on in 1981 in Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Norway, mobile phones have become the consumer electronics sector with the largest volume of sales in the […]

Verizon: It’s LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 29th, 2007

Verizon Wireless said on Thursday that it plans to use Long Term Evolution (LTE) to upgrade its wireless network and will run tests of the technology in 2008. Britain’s Vodafone, which owns 45 percent of Verizon Wireless, also plans to build a network based on LTE. A common network infrastructure will allow roaming between the […]