The CommunicationsDirect Daily Update
For June 20, 2007
FCC Chairman Backs USF Support for Broadband
FCC chairman Kevin Martin has revealed his approval for using
Universal Service Funds (USF) to support the deployment of
broadband services to rural areas, reports Dow Jones from the
NXTCom Conference. The fund is not currently used explicitly to
support the deployment of broadband, but Alltel, which spun off
its wireline services to ...
Regulator Considering CDMA 2000 Licence Tender in Russia, as SMARTS'
3G Appeal Fails
Regional Russian mobile operator SMARTS has failed in its first
bid to overturn the rejection of its application for a 3G
licence, reports Prime-Tass. The Moscow Arbitration Court has
upheld the decision by the Federal Communications Agency
(Rossvyaz) to disqualify SMARTS' application, on the grounds that
the operator has existing ...
Me.dium Offers a Rare Experience
The Web is not only allowing people to communicate in new ways,
it's changing the very way people communicate. Take Me.dium, for
example, a new Web-based communications tool that lets users
'see' people they may wish to contact. Me.dium is a free browser
sidebar that uncovers the hidden people and activities that
AT&T's Wild About Wireless
CHICAGO -- NXTComm -- AT&T Inc. Chairman and CEO Randall
Stephenson unveiled a new video sharing service for mobile users
this morning during his keynote address here. The service will
allow consumers talking on cellphones to share cameraphone
pictures during their conversation, in real-time. For now, the
service is only ...
Alereon to Release Worldwide Wireless USB
With an aim of encouraging computer makers to use wireless USB
technology, chip maker Alereon announced this week that it would
release the AL5100, a wireless USB chip that meets regulatory
requirements worldwide. Previous wireless USB chips-which allow
users to link computers with printers, cameras, external hard
drives, and keyboards ...
Energy Initiatives Will Drive Wireless Sensor Network Market
An announcement earlier this month by New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) of a new federal plan
to increase energy efficiency of buildings nationwide by 30
percent will have major resonance in wireless control network
technologies. Schumer's plan addresses a critical energy
issue at a time of ...
Cisco Meshes With Cable
Cisco Systems Inc. has introduced a WiFi-based mesh system
designed to give cable operators the tools they need to offer
mobile Internet services wherever they have plant installed. The
platform, called the Cisco Cable ServiceMesh, will target MSOs
that are looking to offer such services in municipalities,
tourism centers, and ...
US Businesses to Spend More on Wireless than Wireline Services by 2010
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- US corporations' spending on wireless voice
and mobile data services will exceed business spending on all
wireline voice and data services by 2010, reports, high-tech
market research firm, In-Stat. According to In-Stats' recent
research, the arrival of this inflection point means that
wireless carriers ...
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