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Archive for July, 2008

4.9 GHz Band Growing

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2008

The 4.9 GHz Public Safety Radio band offers public safety agencies an opportunity to deploy advanced services unavailable in other bands, such as permanent “hot spot” devices in high-use areas or temporary incident command centers erected at an incident scene. Research and Markets says there is sufficient mobile communication capacity for agencies charged with protecting […]

Clear Channel Traffic Network on HD Radio

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2008

Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network (CCTTN) today announced that the ASUS R700 portable navigation device will use their real-time traffic info. Clear Channel’s digital HD Radio (wikipedia), is now being adopted by broadcasters. It can carry ancillary services — like traffic info — over terrestrial radio stations. ASUS recently launched their R700, which features […]

License to Print Money

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2008

Google’s Sergey Brin estimated that “iPhone users do 30 times as many mobile web searches as users of other devices,” reports Search Engine Watch. Google anticipates search volume will increase as the iPhone and other sophisticated devices encourage mobile search. As Search Engine Watch explains, “Mobile phones offer less space for mobile advertising. That’s offset […]

More HDTV Homenet Chips

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2008

Celeno Communications, a startup designing a variant of Wi-Fi chips geared for video, has closed a $16 million funding round led by Cisco Systems, reports EE Times. Celeno is currently sampling a 5 GHz chip set for carrying video at distances up to 120 feet, according to the company. The new funding will help the […]

Voice Over Comcast: Big

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2008

Comcast, which serves a total of 24.2 million cable customers, 14.7 million digital cable customers, and 12.9 million high-speed internet customers, is the largest cable television company in the United States and the second largest Internet service provider. Comcast is now the fourth largest phone company with 5.6 million customers. Cable carriers own nearly 85% […]

Sprint Rolls Out Home Femtocells

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2008

Sprint has announced nationwide availability of its Airave femtocell. It boosts cellular service inside your home and works with up to three handsets using Sprint’s CDMA network (Nextel phones aren’t supported). The Airave box is $99.99. To use it with a Sprint plan, the customer must add the “enhanced coverage charge,” which adds $4.99/month to […]