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the technology gains momentum in the supply chain, but hurdles remain

RFID unlocks the enterprise: the technology gains momentum in the supply chain, but hurdles remain Fiona Chau Driven by aggressive initiatives launched by retail and government organizations in the U.S. and Europe, RFID (or radio frequency identification) is set to gain momentum in the supply chain. U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart mandated last June that its […]

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Sending out an SLA

Sending out an SLA Kirk Laughlin The conversations I have with wireless carrier executives often boil down to how these leaders envision ways to leverage the unique qualities of their products and brands to grow market share. Not surprisingly, these executives talk a lot about the sale. They talk about equipping their sales team with […]

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Steppe stumbling: AT&T’s Russian calling card conundrum—and a call for action on VNXX minutes

Steppe stumbling: AT&T’s Russian calling card conundrum—and a call for action on VNXX minutes – last call Art Brothers Confusion and chaos have been used to enable folks–with zero investment in facilities-based switching assets–to obtain virtual office codes (VNXX).These are then used to avoid paying toll access charges via Internet technology. That in turn permits […]

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Fussing and fighting with SBC: in a rural Nevada county, the lion finally roars

Fussing and fighting with SBC: in a rural Nevada county, the lion finally roars Art Brothers Last May 10th. Caught in bad weather. Found a long straight road. Landed. Don Hull came out. Helped turn the plane around and I moved it to park. We placed timbers on either side of the wheels. Dinner. Put […]

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overseas service providers blaze trail with value-based billing models

Latest mediation tools can boost profitability for wireless operators: overseas service providers blaze trail with value-based billing models Dan Baker For decades now, OSS systems have been nothing but a nuisance. They sprout up everywhere. They are expensive to maintain. And worst of all, they are severely challenged to support next-generation wireless services. Unfortunately, this […]

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Ready to rumble: in the ring with WiMAX and Wi-Fi

Ready to rumble: in the ring with WiMAX and Wi-Fi Nguyet Le Thomas [Round 1:] Wi-Fi, full of swagger and the undisputed champion, has landed the first blows. Wi-Fi is so pervasive that the typical laptop computer sold today comes equipped with a Wi-Fi chip: a built-in radio that lets users surf the Web wirelessly […]

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edge system from AT&T Wireless will network Oahu’s emergency personnel

Honolulu police choose mobile VPN for high-speed data link: edge system from AT&T Wireless will network Oahu’s emergency personnel Nguyet Le Thomas To keep pace with changing technology, the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) recently discovered it needed to supplement its 14-year-old M/A-COM 800 Mhz radio trunking system with something more robust. Officials opted for an […]

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Who needs reality TV? TW-AOL is much more fun

Who needs reality TV? TW-AOL is much more fun Shira Levine Merger hearing or mud slinging? That was the question on the minds of most attendees at the FCC’s recent public hearing on the Time Warner-AOL merger. Intended to review issues related to the transfer of licenses from Time Warner to AOL that would result […]

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A non-standard culture clash: Nokia’s CDMA strategy is largely about confronting the philosophies of rival Qualcomm

A non-standard culture clash: Nokia’s CDMA strategy is largely about confronting the philosophies of rival Qualcomm The world’s handset leader is looking to dominate the CDMA phone business in the same way it stands astride GSM. America’s Network Contributing Editor Robert Clark speaks to Soren Petersen, senior vice president and general manager of Nokia’s CDMA […]

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four-year effort expands to campus classrooms

Florida State commits to Wi-Fi deployment: four-year effort expands to campus classrooms Joan Engebretson The proliferation of Wi-Fi hot spots at airports and coffee shops has whet users’ appetites for more–and once college students and faculty experience the convenience of wireless bandwidth, it doesn’t take long before they begin asking their information technology administrators to […]