Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Cisco to buy Starent Networks for $2.9 billion

Starent The global networking giant is making a major investment in the fast-growing smart phone business, Starent helps mobile providers link their core networks to wireless subscribers. It has 85% market share, analyst says.

October 13, 2009

Premium Lock Sustainability in Crisis: Is your company prepared?

 Registration is open for next LTW Executive Exchange event. Should you attend? Well, ask yourself: After IBM, T-Mobile incidents over the weekend, is your company prepared to deal with a crisis? Quintiles CMO and expert panel will offer insight on how to prepare.

Updated October 13, 2009

Premium Lock Mobile memory wipe – Sidekick phones from T-Mobile, Microsoft subsidiary crash

Sidekick LX The incident is a huge blow to the reputation of the Sidekick and is a reminder of the dangers of trusting a single provider to safeguard information.

October 13, 2009

Premium Lock Asheville ISP seeks to make mountains alive with Internet

Mountain Area Information Network Mountain Area Information Network is one of some 2,200 applicants for federal broadband expansion dollars. Government receives more than $28 billion in requests for $4 billion available. MCNC in the Triangle also is seeking money.

Updated October 10, 2009

Premium Lock FCC launches probe into AT&T complaint about Google Voice service

AT&T As part of a broader quarrel with Google, AT&T has complained that Google Voice blocks calls to phone numbers in some rural communities to reduce the access charges it must pay. So-called "common carrier" regulations prevent AT&T and other big phone companies from blocking those same calls.

Updated October 5, 2009

Premium Lock Samsung takes aim at Apple’s iPhone with PocketGear as a partner

Jud Bowman Durham-based venture-backed startup led by Jud Bowman is providing the infrastructure and support for Samsung’s new ‘Widget Store.’ Top distributor of mobile phones in North America rolls out new phones, including touch screen Mythic.

September 29, 2009

Premium Lock Pittsburgh firm acquires Triangle-based RadarFind

 N.C. startup will remain based in Morrisville, will operate as a subsidiary of TeleTracking Technologies.

Updated September 29, 2009

Premium Lock Update: Analyst’s upgrade sends Cisco shares near 52-week high

 Barclays Capital says multiple indicators point to ‘drive’ for more revenue.

Updated September 28, 2009

Premium Lock AT&T chooses Raleigh, Charlotte for 3G MicroCell trial

AT&T New offering enables up to five 3G-capable wireless devices to connect to a router-type device from Cisco for improved coverage in areas where access is limited.

Updated September 25, 2009

Premium Lock Big payday: Cisco’s John Chambers receives $14.2M in compensation

John Chambers  Even though Cisco sales and revenues declined in past fiscal year, Chambers as chairman and CEO received a $2 million discretionary bonus. He also was awarded stock options worth $11.8 million and more 401(k) matching contributions in addition to $375,000 base salary, which was unchanged from the previous year.

Updated September 24, 2009

Premium Lock Canadian government to review Nortel’s Enterprise sale to Avaya

Nortel unit sale to be reviewed Bankruptcy courts have already approved $900 million sale that will affect Nortel employees in the Triangle.

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