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Archive for March, 2010

Sprint: Money Back Guarantee

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2010

Sprint Nextel announced today that it has expanded its 30-day money-back guarantee. Like other major carriers, Sprint will waive an early termination fee and reimburse device costs associated with an unhappy customer in the first month. But, starting Thursday, it will also waiving other fees that some companies keep when a customer walks during that […]

Cisco Routers Simplify Security

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2010

Today, Cisco announced two new 802.11n wireless router lines that aim to make home wireless networking easier and more accessible. The Cisco Valet series includes: The Cisco Valet ($100) is intended to simplify wireless networking. Instead of configuring a few dozen settings through a Web-based interface, you can use the Cisco Connect software on the […]

Free WiFi on NM Communter Trains

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 31st, 2010

AzulStar today announced the completion of a WiMAX rail network to provide high speed Internet services aboard New Mexico’s RailRunner Train System. The network, one of the first of its kind on a rail transit system, provides high speed Internet access for commuters while on the train and supports a variety of on train system […]

First Femto Plugfest

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2010

The Femto Forum, the independent association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, today announced it has completed the world’s first femtocell plugfest. The plugfest process was organized in cooperation with ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and had widespread vendor support with over twenty companies participating. A Femtocell is a small cellular base station, typically designed […]

Mapping the “Boom”

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2010

What would you do if you heard a giant boom and you didn’t know where it came from, asks Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb. If you’re like thousands of people in Portland, Oregon, you might hit Twitter and Google Maps to participate in the city-wide exploration of a slightly frightening mystery. Last night at about 8 […]

Time Division LTE: Coming to the USA?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 30th, 2010

Industry momentum behind Time Division LTE continues to grow with news that a number of major operators and vendors are working with the 3GPP to allow the standard to be deployed in the USA, using the 2.6GHz spectrum band. Clearwire and its partners own the majority of that spectrum. Most of Clear’s 2.6 GHz spectrum […]