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Viodi View

Viodi View – 07/09/14

It is that time of the year when millions of people pack their suitcases and take some well-earned vacation time. We too will be on the road this summer visiting some of our friends with independent broadband service providers. One trip I am looking forward to is next week’s NTCA Regional meeting in Savannah, GA, […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

3G-HSPA, Mobile Linux and Open Source are the Big Winners in Intel-Nokia Technology Partnership

Intel referred to it as "this year’s most significant collaboration in our respective industries." The Intel-Nokia strategic partnership will "align and shape the next generation of mobile computing." But it was very difficult to extract any tangible take always from the press conference announcing the partnership. That’s because no specific products were identified and no time frames were given […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

Are LTE and mobile WiMAX really 4G networks? A look at ITU-R IMT Advanced attributes

Introduction There have been several recent articles comparing and contrasting LTE vs. mobile WiMAX as potential 4G network technologies. Indeed, SPRINT and Clearwire have been marketing their WiMAX offering as a 4G service. But is it really 4G? Is LTE a 4G technology? What about ultra-wideband? It turns out that no broadband wireless technology can […]

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Telco Services

Convergence – More Business than Technical Challenge for Smaller Operators

The challenges that small telcos face regarding the convergence of services onto a single platform was the subject of a panel featuring industry experts at the 2008 TelcoTV Conference. The overarching theme of the panel was the challenges surrounding convergence deal more with the business issues, as opposed to questions of technology. Steve Pastorkovich of […]