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Archive for April, 2008

WiFi in Dubai

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

TECOM Investments has announced a new deal with du, the UAE telecoms operator, to offer a WiFi service in public areas of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village starting this April. To begin with the new WiFi coverage will include food courts, lobbies and select offices and villas, but TECOM intends to […]

The $199 iPhone?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

AT&T is planning to cut the price of Apple’s new iPhone to $199, say a variety of news reports. According to Fortune: AT&T is preparing to subsidize $200 of the cost of a new iPhone, bringing the price down to $199 for customers who sign two-year contracts, the source says. Apple is expected to have […]

Virtual Border Fence: Not Dead Yet

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

A $20 million, 28-mile prototype ‘virtual’ fence built by Boeing, and developed to thwart illegal immigration along the Mexico-U.S. border hasn’t met border control agents’ needs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported. However, the federal government has no plans to scrap the program as recently reported by the mainstream press, said Department of Homeland Security […]

Motorola Mobile WiMAX in Thailand

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

Motorola is working with Advanced Info Service (AIS), the largest mobile operator in Thailand, to conduct trials of mobile WiMAX. The trials will enable AIS to gain insight into the next generation personal wireless broadband services. AIS started trials over Motorola’s WiMAX Access Point-400 (WAP-400) platform in Bangkok and Lamlukka in the first quarter of […]

Google Ocean

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

First it was Google Earth. Then Google Sky. Next up: Google Ocean, says CNet. The company assembled an advisory group of oceanography experts from institutions around the world to the Mountain View, Calif., Googleplex, says C/Net. There, they discussed plans for creating a 3D oceanographic map, according to sources familiar with the matter. The tool–for […]

India 2nd Largest Mobile Market

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 30th, 2008

India’s 12 wireless operators signed up a record 10.16 million new subscribers in March, bringing the total customer base to 261.09 million. According to Unstrung, that made India the second largest wireless market in the world, overtaking the U.S. with its 258 million subscribers. China is by far the largest market, with a subscriber base […]