Archive for August, 2008

NY Gives Tyco 45 days to Fix Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2008

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> The New York State Office for Technology issued a letter of default to a unit of Tyco Electronics on Friday over a $2 billion contract to build an emergency communications network, giving the company’s M/A-COM Inc 45 days to fix “significant” problems, reports Reuters. Tyco Electronics […]

Wireless Carriers Prepare for Hurricane Gustav

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2008

Hurricane Gustav (Times-Picayune coverage & Wikipedia), the tropical storm bearing down on the Gulf Coast, could be a test for the country’s wireless carriers, which faced criticism and a regulatory push after Hurricane Katrina took out networks. Sprint Nextel’s Emergency Response Team, with trucks that can act as cell towers, was “caravaning down, military-style,” to […]

Enforta’s Russian WiMAX Expands

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2008

Russian WiMAX operator Enforta has announced the expansion of its wireless broadband services to an additional 13 cities in Russia thus increasing the company‚Äôs overall service area to 68 cities. In September the company will launch operations in the cities of Armavir, Artem, Birobidzhan, Vanino, Dzerzhinsk, Zlatoust, Miass, Novorossiysk, Novotroitsk, Sochi, Sterlitamak, Syzran, and Ulan-Ude. […]

Telework Takes Off

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2008

There has been a sharp increase in the number of North American employers offering telecommuting as an option, reports Telephony Magazine. According to an annual survey by WorldatWork, a global human resources association, 42% of U.S. employers said they offered a telework option, up from 30% in 2007, while in Canada, the jump was even […]

Thailand Gets Mobile WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2008

Cisco Systems announced that Thailand’s TT&T is deploying its WiMAX network equipment at Mae Fah Luang University. It’s Thailand’s first production WiMAX network and Cisco’s first WiMAX win in the Asia Pacific market. Located in Chiang Rai province in north Thailand, Mae Fah Luang University selected TT&T to deploy the network after it obtained a […]

China Mobile: TD-SCDMA in 28 More Cities

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 28th, 2008

China Mobile is planning a large-scale launch of the country’s own TD-SCDMA technology by the end of June next year, reports Unstrung. The world’s largest mobile operator, by subscriber numbers, said yesterday that the operator plans to roll out its TD-SCDMA network to a further 28 cities. The operator has already invested 15 billion Chinese […]