Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wireless News Briefs for May 23, 2006

  • T-Mobile USA introduced Motorola PEBL Colors, available in green, blue and orange. The carrier is offering the clamshell style, soft-edged device exclusively at its retail stores, selected dealers and online.
  • Allied Data Technologies BV signed a deal to license SercoNet's WirePlus technology, which is designed to overcome low signal quality and dead spot problems associated with deploying Wi-Fi in the home and office. As part of the deal, Allied Data Technologies is introducing Tornado 251 WirePlus, wireless extender product based on the WirePlus technology. The "wireless over copper" solution enables consumers to extend the wireless signal of their 802.11 wireless access point by using existing phone wires to provide full wireless broadband coverage, according to the company.
  • Vision Payment Solutions signed up as reseller of MobileLime's Mobile Rewards platform. The deal gives Vision Payment Solutions' direct and ISO sales channels the right to sell the MobileLime platform to its customer base nationwide.
  • Andrew Corporation landed a contract to deliver wireless access during the World Cup. The company has designed, supplied and installed single- and multi-carrier indoor coverage and capacity systems in nine of the 12 stadiums to be used during the games. The company also is enabling coverage in metro rail systems in several of the German host cities.
  • The Navini Networks' Ripwave MX BTS is now commercially available. The dual-mode base station is software upgradeable to 802.16e and supports the Smart Beamforming functionality available from Navini. The base station supports the Navini pre-WIMAX and WiMAX network, according to the company.
  • The Central and Eastern European mobile market will reach $75 million by 2011, according to European firm Analysys. The company predicts the market will grow by more than 10 percent per year until 2011.
  • NMS Communications joined the GSM Association (GSMA) as an associate member. The global trade organization represents more than 690 GSM mobile phone operators.

courtesy of: WirelessWeek

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