Archive for January, 2009

Free Wi-Fi for Oregon Commuter Rail

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 31st, 2009

Oregon’s first commuter rail line opened Friday, with free WiFi. Some 15 years in the making, TriMet’s Westside Express Service (WES grand opening) will provide weekday rush hour service between the cities of Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. Travel time along the 15 mile route between Beaverton and Wilsonville is 27 minutes. Besides free WiFi, […]

XO-2 Laptop: Open Everything

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2009

One Laptop Per Child has now deployed close to one million XO-1s in the field, reports The Guardian. Interest is now turning to a follow-on project: the XO-2. The vision is for a $75 dual-screen device that’s held like a book. You can also turn it around and use one of the screens as the […]

New Bill to Delay DTV Switchover

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2009

The House recently killed a bill to delay the broadcast digital TV transition from February 17 to June 12, but a new bill has reportedly made it through the Senate (again) and could be considered by the House (again) by the middle of next week, reports Unstrung. Broadcasting & Cable, citing an aide to senator […]

Tranzeo: Go for Indonesia WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2009

Tranzeo Wireless and partner Teknologi Riset Global (TRG), a subsidiary of leading telecommunication infrastructure provider the Indonesian Tower Group, are moving forward to produce WiMAX subscriber units for the Indonesian market. The Indonesian government announced on January 22, 2009 two ministry decrees and three regulations releasing spectrum at 2.3GHz and 3.3GHz for wireless broadband access […]

Nortel Bails on WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2009

Nortel, the Canadian-based equipment vendor that recently entered bankruptcy protection, will discontinue its mobile WiMAX business as part of a recovery plan to streamline its operations. The decision also brings to an end its joint agreement with Alvarion, its WiMAX technology partner. Nortel said that exiting mobile WiMAX would allow it to “narrow its focus, […]

The Bottom Line for 2008

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 29th, 2009

I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. – 2001: A Space Odyssey The annual results Verizon Communications, announced this week, show that broadband data traffic is booming, notes Light Reading. Verizon Wireless’s data revenues were $10.7 billion in 2008, up 44 percent over 2007. During 2008, data accounted for fully 27 […]