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  • Researchers set data speed record from US to Europe

    Posted March 17, 2003 - 3:53 pm

    A handful of research bodies around the world published record network speed results on Monday, showing a huge boost in the flow of data across both wide area networks and between local systems linked closely together.
  • CTIA: RIM, Sprint back Microsoft phone platforms

    Posted March 17, 2003 - 12:00 pm

    Application and device options for Microsoft Corp.'s phone platforms will expand with announcements coming Monday at the CTIA Wireless trade show in New Orleans.
  • CEBIT: Little 3G buzz this year

    Posted March 17, 2003 - 11:36 am

    An acronym that had dominated headlines at previous CeBIT shows seemed to be little more than a footnote at this year's event. The buzz that once accompanied 3G (third-generation) broadband mobile Internet appears to have fizzled even before the service has taken off.
  • CTIA: Symbian phones to get BlackBerry e-mail

    Posted March 17, 2003 - 10:26 am

    Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) and Symbian Ltd. are working to bring RIM's BlackBerry wireless e-mail to Symbian-based cell phones, the companies said.
  • WorldCom slices $79.8B off balance sheet in write-downs

    Posted March 14, 2003 - 12:09 pm

    WorldCom Inc. has written off US$79.8 billion in goodwill and other assets as the telecommunications company struggles to recover from the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
  • Vendors push ultrawideband as wireless alternative

    Posted March 13, 2003 - 10:33 am

    Several vendors are pushing to forge a new wireless networking standard from an emerging technology that could greatly increase the transfer rate between wireless devices, as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks meets in Dallas this week.
  • Deutsche Telekom posts record loss in 2002

    Posted March 10, 2003 - 11:46 am

    Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) reduced its net loss in the fourth quarter as restructuring measures took hold but posted a full-year record loss.
  • CEBIT: IBM to show off new autonomic technology

    Posted March 7, 2003 - 10:03 am

    Attendees at the CeBIT trade show who are in the mood to wreak a little network havoc might want to stop by IBM Corp.'s autonomic computing display, where visitors will be welcome to press a button to cause a workload surge felt by IBM servers in Raleigh, North Carolina. If all goes as IBM plans, the surge will be detected and responded to by the company's new autonomic computing software suite.
  • Senate panel debates radio spectrum policy reform

    Posted March 6, 2003 - 6:08 pm

    Witnesses at a U.S. Senate committee hearing agreed that changes are needed in the way radio spectrum is managed in the United States, but they clashed over whether wireless carriers and other companies should have exclusive and long-term access to chunks of the spectrum.
  • Gartner warns against buying uncertified Wi-Fi devices

    Posted March 6, 2003 - 1:57 pm

    Research firm Gartner Inc. is warning companies to hold off on making investments in 802.11g wireless LAN technology until products can be properly certified by the nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • IDC: Internet traffic to keep doubling each year

    Posted March 6, 2003 - 10:30 am

    The amount of information transmitted globally over the Internet will continue to double each year over the next five years, according to research released Wednesday by IDC.
  • HP plans for more efficiently cooled data centers

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 2:30 pm

    It's getting hot in data centers around the world, but Hewlett-Packard Co. has come up with a "smart" cooling analysis service that places cooling resources where they are needed the most, the company said Tuesday.
  • EU backs states' regional telecom investments

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 12:48 pm

    Competition Commissioner Mario Monti has written to France's junior minister for town and country planning, Jean-Paul Delevoye, saying he wouldn't have a problem with French state money being used to develop mobile phone and high-speed Internet infrastructures in remote parts of France, according to a European Commission spokesman.
  • France Telecom reports record loss for 2002

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 10:31 am

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  • Intel joins Singaporean gov't in wireless project

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 10:22 am

    Looking to create an environment where users can roam seamlessly between wireless hot spots, Intel Corp. and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Wednesday signed a memorandum of intent to collaborate on the development of technologies that tie together wireless and fixed-line networks.
  • Qualcomm, China Unicom in BREW joint venture

    Posted March 4, 2003 - 10:32 am

    Qualcomm Inc. and China United Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (China Unicom), China's second largest wireless operator, have established a joint-venture company to develop wireless data applications based on Qualcomm's BREW (Binary Runtime for Wireless Environments) platform.
  • Amazon gets go-ahead to sell domain names

    Posted March 3, 2003 - 3:58 pm

    Amazon.com Inc. may soon be selling domain names along with its cache of books, music, clothing and other sundry offerings.
  • European operators team on mobile payment scheme

    Posted February 26, 2003 - 2:38 pm

    Four of Europe's biggest mobile phone operators are welcoming other cell phone companies from around the world to join a new association aimed at establishing global standards for payments made with wireless devices.
  • Cisco to share WLAN security technology

    Posted February 25, 2003 - 10:34 am

    Makers of 802.11 wireless LAN clients now can make their products support special security features offered in Cisco Systems Inc. wireless networks under Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX), a licensing and testing program announced Monday.
  • WLAN market continues to grow in fourth quarter

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 4:18 pm

    The worldwide wireless LAN (WLAN) market flourished in the fourth quarter of 2002, continuing the growth it demonstrated in the past several quarters, according to a quarterly report by Infonetics Research Inc.'s Wireless LAN Hardware group in Bromley, U.K.
  • New P2P company aims for legitimate swapping

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 1:03 pm

    A Dutch company, hoping to capitalize on a year-old Dutch court ruling that legitimized file-swapping services in the Netherlands, plans to offer software and a home base to file-sharing service providers. However, experts wonder if the Netherlands is really a file-sharing haven.
  • SPRING IDF: WLAN security spec probably due next year

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 10:29 am

    The IEEE 802.11i standard will plug all known security holes in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, also known as Wi-Fi, but probably won't see final approval or shipping products until about a year from now, according to an Intel Corp. network architect involved in the drafting of the standard who spoke Thursday at the Spring Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, California.
  • Nortel to let carriers put VoIP on a VPN

    Posted February 19, 2003 - 11:43 am

    Nortel Networks Corp. plans to enhance its network gear so carriers can offer VPNs (virtual private networks) for voice calls over data networks, which can save enterprises money and management hassles, the company recently announced.
  • Interoute has new 802.11g wireless LAN service

    Posted February 14, 2003 - 11:29 am

    Bandwidth supplier Interoute is rolling out one of Europe's first high-speed wireless Internet services based on the 802.11g standard.
  • Intel to cell phones: Can you hear me now?

    Posted February 13, 2003 - 10:45 am

    Having amassed a huge lead in the market for desktop and notebook processors, and a growing share of the market for handheld device chips, Intel Corp. announced its new PXA800F chip Thursday, which represents the company's desire to catch up to other vendors in the emerging market for cell phones that are able to transmit data.
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