Posts tagged “Telecommunications and Wireless”

Updated April 7, 2010

Premium Lock Interest groups split on court ruling against FCC, Net control

FCC FCC says it remains committed to an"open" Internet, So-called “net neutrality” required Internet providers to treat all content equally. Decision could also have big impact on FCC’s proposed national broadband plan.

Updated April 6, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T to invest $1 billion for network expansion, upgrades

AT&T upgrading network Global plan calls for upgraded and expanded services with an emphasis on mobility, cloud computing and small businesses. Company also says it will increase download speeds for Internet services in many of its markets across 22 states.

Updated April 5, 2010

Premium Lock My pad, your pad - 300,000 of us pay for Apple’s iPad

But what's next? Once the initial iPad excitement settles, Apple may have to work harder to persuade a broader swath of people to buy one. Many companies have tried to sell tablet computers before, but none has caught on with mainstream consumers. And while early adopters who pre-ordered an iPad in recent weeks have gushed about all the ways they hope to use it, skeptics point to all the ways the iPad comes up short.

Take your iPad for a spin  Take your iPad for a spin

March 31, 2010

Premium Lock Cisco drops Linksys brand for new ‘Valet’ home routers

Cisco Networking giant also moves to make installing the wireless routers easier by including a USB flashdrive rather than a disk.

Updated March 30, 2010

Premium Lock Reports of new iPhone send Apple shares to record high

iPhone Report in Wall Street Journal says Apple is planning to offer iPhones to other carriers, other networks than AT&T

March 29, 2010

Premium Lock Verizon begins to wind down its fiber-to-curb project

Verizon Verizon is nearing the end of its program to replace copper phone lines with optical fibers that provide much higher Internet speeds and TV service. Its focus is now on completing the network in the communities where it's already secured "franchises," the rights to sell TV service that rivals cable.

Updated March 26, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm Nitronex raises more than $16M

Nitronex The company, which focuses on high-speed wireless and broadband technology for use in missile defense, radar and other applications, also is stepping up its sales efforts.

March 25, 2010

Premium Lock Lenovo equips some of its laptops for Sprint’s 4G network

A Lenovo Edge As Sprint prepares to offer video call-enabled phones to run on its Clear network, the mobile phone company also partners with Lenovo for laptop access.

Updated March 24, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T rolling out in-home wireless voice, data service nationwide

AT&T The Carolinas have been trial markets since September. The so-called “femtocell” devices developed with Cisco can be purchased at AT&T stores.

March 24, 2010

Premium Lock As Sprint prepares for video calls, wireless execs seek more bandwidth

At CTIA Wireless trade show, Sprint’s CEO unveils a video-equipped phone for its faster 4G network. Meanwhile, network executives call on government to increase availability of wireless spectrum.

Sprint CEO introduces 4G phone. Sprint CEO introduces 4G phone.

Updated March 15, 2010

Premium Lock Nortel reports a profit for 2009 as it sells off assets

Nortel Revenues from product sales dropped 62 percent in fourth quarter, but the company’s wireless unit sale to Ericsson offset the decline.

March 12, 2010

Premium Lock Don’t want to stand in line for iPad? Apple taking pre-orders

The newest touch screen device for reading, watching video and Web access hits stores on April 3. Apple opens up online orders, store reservations.

Apple's iPad  Apple's iPad

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