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Archive for November, 2008

Clearwire-Sprint: Done Deal

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 28th, 2008

Clearwire and Sprint Nextel announced today that they have completed the transaction to combine their next-generation wireless Internet businesses. With the closing, Sprint contributed all of its 2.5 GHz spectrum and its WiMAX-related assets, including its XOHM business, to Clearwire. In addition, Clearwire has received a $3.2 Billion cash investment from Comcast, Intel, Time Warner […]

Gigabyte Rolls Out First Moblin Device

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 28th, 2008

Intel’s open source Moblin platform is beginning to ship on consumer electronics products. The Linux-based platform is designed specifically for mobile Internet devices that use Intel’s Atom processor. Gigabyte is preparing to release the M528, its first Moblin-based device, next week in Taipei. It has an 800Mhz Atom processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB of RAM, […]

Can Telcos Live Without IPTV?

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 28th, 2008

Ofcom’s international communications market report indicates that 15 per cent of UK homes were mobile-only in 2007 – an increase of two per cent on the year before. Ofcom said it expects the worldwide economic downturn, coupled with the rise of mobile broadband that gives people fat pipe access without the need to have a […]

Vietnam Testing Mobile WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 28th, 2008

Motorola announced this week that the company has deployed its first WiMAX trial network for Vietnam Datacommunications Company (VDC), a member company of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the largest Internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam. The network allows VDC to test next-generation wireless broadband services in major cities of Vietnam, the company […]

Singapore Launches Femtocell Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 28th, 2008

StarHub, Singapore’s second-largest mobile operator, and the sole cable TV provider in Singapore, has launched ‘Home Zone’, the world’s first commercially-available 3G femtocell service. StarHub’s Home Zone service costs S$16.05 (US$10.62) per month with a 1-year contract. Users must also have a mobile-phone and broadband Internet accounts with StarHub for the service to work. A […]

Death Match: Storm vs Android vs iPhone

Posted by Sam Churchill on November 25th, 2008

JK OntheRun compares AT&T’s iPhone, T-Mobile’s G1 and Verizon’s Storm. How do they compare? That’s not really a fair question because at the basest level they are totally different phones that should appeal to different users. What I find the most interesting about this comparison is that all three phones are smartphones that are aimed […]