Posts tagged “Wireless”
Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.
The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.
Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.
After a 15 percent surge in share price last week, investors in CommScope were hit by a 5 percent drop Tuesday after the biggest investor in the networking technology firm moved to sell 10 percent of its holdings.
Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.
News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.
M2M - or machine-to-machine - communications is a surging business for mobile carriers around the world, says the GSMA industry association in a new report. WRALTechWire has the details.
Many Americans have limited or no access to broadband service because it's expensive to extend cables to rural areas. Satellite is an option, but it works better for receiving data than sending. Cellular networks could address that limitation -- so long as the service doesn't get too popular that the airwaves become congested.
On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC examines a Wake Forest non-profit organization that is leveraging the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.
Wake Forest non-profit leverages the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.
Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices, which a researcher says, is "much like you'd see in the movie 'Star Wars' with the hologram of Princess Leia."
A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 78 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, now have cellphones. Nearly half of those are smartphones, a share that's increasing steadily -- and that's having a big effect on how, and where, many young people are accessing the Web.
The Cisco blog: Cisco is rolling out new routers and software designed to help service providers better manage the growing amount of wireless data and also to capitalize on opportunities to monetize ot with new services.
The cost of broadband service in remote areas of North Carolina has long been a barrier to increasing rural access in the past. New federal funding, private investments, and a little creativity are helping to better the business case for expanding broadband to some of the most isolated areas in the state.