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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in February 2008
Shareholders are scheduled to meet again March 7 to address the concerns of a federal government panel.
Apple should improve the e-mail and texting capabilities of the iPhone and find a way to provide tactile feedback when users touch a key, a usability expert says.
The mobile phone company added 3.6 million net new customers in 2007.
Qualcomm said it will consider appealing the decision and focus on consolidating its other various litigations with Nokia in Delaware this summer.
Despite the excitement of an all-inclusive phone plan, CEO Dan Hesse apologizes for the $29 billion charge related to integrating Nextel's network and spectrum.
Some 2,100 jobs are targeted for elimination and an addition 1,000 positions will be shifted overseas, the company said.
The Bell Labs research, presented at the OFC/NFOEC conference, brings 100 Gbps transmission closer to reality.
Qwest's chairman and chief executive Ed Mueller said his firm is looking to replace Sprint as its provider of mobile phone service.
It is unlikely the case starting this summer in Delaware will resolve the overall licensing negotiations between the companies, a spokesperson said.
Starting with the city of San Carlos, the company hopes to revive interest in the floundering Wireless Silicon Valley project.
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 in favor of the spinoff, to be called Northern New England Spinco.
Redline said it will install backhaul gear to expand wireless broadband in five cities in the south of Chile for Comunicacion y Telefonia Rural S.A. of Chile.
The complex deal was frowned upon by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., and the three deal participants withdrew their application before CFIUS formally nixed the acquisition.
Connected Nation compared its estimates to Kentucky's broadband efforts, which resulted in an 83% rate of growth in broadband adoption in the state.
T-Mobile will test an Internet calling plan designed to replace consumers' home phone service in Dallas and in Seattle.
Tata Communications integrates the former VSNL, VSNL International, Teleglobe, Tata Indicom Enterprise Business Unit, and Cipris brands.
A partnership of Comfone, Alvarion, and Iberbanda are using Intel technology to demonstrate how Wi-Fi and WiMax can work together for wireless services.
The total has been reached without many bids for the D Block, which was designed to be available for a combination commercial/public safety nationwide network.
Two free hours of the high-speed wireless service will be offered to customers in 7,000 Starbucks locations.
Reports say the two companies have been talking for a month about combining Motorola's Home and Networks Mobility Division and Nortel's wireless infrastructure operations.
Working handsets and prototypes were shown by Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, LG Electronics, Aplix' Opal, and Purple Labs.
Microsoft is hoping to position OOXML as an alternative to the Open Document Format, which has already received ISO approval.
Freescale said its LTE technology is working in cellular handsets on cellular networks and offers peak data rates of 96 Mbps on downlinks and 86 Mpbs on uplinks.
Several vendors are hoping to cash in on an industry that consultants suggest could be two years away from commercial deployment.
Two out of the three communications lines could be up and running this weekend as the network operator looks at alternate cable routes through the Mediterranean.
Qualcomm and other companies are jockeying around with different technologies to bring 3G, 3.5G, and 4G mobile phone networks to consumers.
iSkoot's software has been successfully tested with the Cisco AS5000 Series Universal Gateway and the Cisco PGW 2200 Softswitch.
Most consumers in AT&T's service area will see $5 jumps in their monthly rates for DSL service.
Under Phase 2 of the auction, new bids only have to be 2% higher than the current bid, rather than the 5% increase required in earlier rounds of bidding.
A Web site aimed at mathematicians and computer geeks is running pi, with its infinite and endless series of digits, for president.
Users of the iPhone could see faster upload and download speeds from the spectrum AT&T just bought for billions of dollars.
Qualcomm said its uplink interference cancellation feature can boost data throughput in HSUPA networks by as much as 60%.
The federal agency also announced it has approved AT&T's purchase of 700 MHz licenses from Aloha Partners.
The platform is likely to reach consumers before the Open Handset Alliance's Android project, which is the brainchild of Google.
Microsoft Research New England is the company's sixth research center and the first to be located on the East Coast.
A ComScore survey finds the annual contest epitomizes the huge surge in online activities that are associated with NFL games.