Mobile Broadband Ecosystem in Pacific Rim

May 6, 2009
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1:30 – 5:30pm, Saturday May 30th, 2009 Daly Science Room 206, Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 Agenda: (Click here for the complete brochure) 1:30 – 1:50PM Registration 1:50 – 2:00PM Welcome & Introduction 2:00 – 2:20PM Chris Boyer, VP, AT&T 2:20 – 2:40PM Dawei Zhang, Director of Wireless, China…

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WiMAX in smart meter sets the stage for “open standards” based smart grids

May 4, 2009
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San Francisco start up software company Grid Net, is using WiMAX technology in its wireless smart meter instrument. The meter, being built by GE, uses Intel’s WiMAX chip and Grid Net software. It is said to be one of the first truly "open-standards" based approaches to building a meter. Grid Net’s meter went on sale…

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50K WiMAX Subscribers in India Before the Spectrum Auction- Number to Exceed 13 Million by 2013

April 28, 2009
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The Economic Times of India reports that Tata Communications (TCL) has signed up 50,000 subscribers for its fixed WiMAX service. TCL, earlier known as VSNL, had received WiMax spectrum in the 3.3 GHz band under its Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence with the Indian government.   Other Indian network operators- Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Sify and Reliance Communications…

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New apps and smart phones to drive demand for 4G mobile networks

April 18, 2009
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We now believe that smart phones and "all-in-one" gadgets will drive the need for more bandwidth and QOS and accelerate mobile network movement to 3.5G (EVDO, HSPA, mobile WiMAX, etc) and 4G (LTE and Advanced WiMAX- IEEE 802.16m). UK research firm Mobile Squared reports that Apple to hit 1 billion app downloads on April 23rd!  Please see:…

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Viodi View – 04/17/2009

April 16, 2009
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Viodi View – 04/17/2009

Security is a state of mind. It can be somewhat an abstract concept until it is pierced by some criminal act. Once breached, there are constant reminders, whether in the form of taller fences or long security lines, of the vulnerability we face due to unsavory actors . We had a recent event on the…

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ViodiTV from IPP in San Diego

April 14, 2009
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ViodiTV from IPP in San Diego

Be sure to check in next week for ViodiTV coverage at IP Possibilities.  Get the latest news from Metaswitch and Allied Telesis. Keep informed as NTCA sends daily reports including ViodiTV coverage. IP Possibilities is produced by NTCA and OPASTCO. Thanks to our sponsors… April 22 and 23, 2008

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Could Major Telecom Outage in Santa Clara County Been Prevented or Alleviated?

April 12, 2009
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On Thursday April 9th, Internet, cell phone, and land-line phone service were all out of service for customers in parts of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Even 911 calls weren’t going through. The culprit was a gang of rogues that cut 10 AT&T fiber optic cables in 4 different locations.   The SF Chronicle reports that: Sabotage…

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Viodi View -04/03/2009

April 3, 2009
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Viodi View -04/03/2009

The first time I got serious about using a personal digital assistant was something that Atari produced some 20 years ago. This was before the term PDA was coined. I bought it because somehow I thought it would make me smarter or, at least, better organized. It did neither and it was soon relegated to…

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SaaS Conference Report: Managing the Mobile Work Force using MaaS

April 2, 2009
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Abstract On April 1st, I attended a SaaS Conference talk by Jim Sheward, CEO of Fiberlink, on the topic of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). I found it provocative and of vital interest to IT managers that are having great difficulting managing a mobile work force. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the delivery of enterprise mobility infrastructure using a Software-as-a-Service…

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