Wireless + mobility

NewSat signs 10-year contract with Middle Eastern telco

12 December, 2011

NewSat, an Australian satellite company, has signed a 10-year contract with a Middle Eastern telco for the provision of US$67.2 million worth of Jabiru satellite transmission capacity. The Ka-band satellite capacity purchased will enable the customer, which wishes to remain nameless at this time, to provide high-speed internet and data services across several regions within the Middle East.


Nokia rides Windows Phone into mobile market insurgence

27 October, 2011

With the launch of its Windows Phone-based Lumia, Nokia is making an attempt at forcing its way back into the smartphone market.


Motorola Solutions ET1 Android-based enterprise tablet

24 October, 2011

Motorola Solutions’ ET1 Android-based tablet is an enterprise-class tablet computer designed for a variety of vertical markets. It is particularly suited to the retail environment.


Himalayan trek puts sat phone to the test

18 October, 2011

During a recent trek through the Himalayas, an 11-person mountaineering team put a satellite phone to the test, using it to call home, conduct business communications and act as a safety communications device if anything went wrong.


Most Aussie enterprises will use tablets in coming year

11 October, 2011

The majority of Australian enterprises will introduce consumer media tablets in the coming year, in order to address the consumerisation of IT and cloud computing, according to a new report from analyst firm IDC.


Steve Jobs dead

06 October, 2011

Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of consumer technology giant Apple, has died.


Telstra 4G LTE roundup and analysis

30 September, 2011 by Andrew Collins

Telstra launched its new 4G LTE mobile network earlier this week. Andrew Collins discusses the impact of the network, the phones that may or may not run on it and pricing.


ETM Pacific ETM350C 3G ethernet router

21 September, 2011

ETM Pacific has introduced the ETM350C 3G ethernet router.


BlackBerry Torch 9860 and Bold 9900 smartphones

20 September, 2011

Optus has announced it will offer two new BlackBerry smartphones - the Torch 9860 and Bold 9900.


Huawei LTE TDD/FDD/UMTS/GSM/CDMA data card

19 September, 2011

The E392 LTE TDD/FDD/UMTS/GSM/CDMA multimode data card will be commercially available in Q3 2011 to network operators worldwide.


Coping with consumer demand for mobile video

07 September, 2011 by Christian Goswami, Director of Strategic Marketing at Openwave Systems

Mobile operators are under increasing pressure to deliver higher volumes of mobile data, as consumer appetite for mobile video and internet grows. Christian Goswami discusses strategies to help mobile operators cope with this demand for mobile video and data, including caching and offline transcoding.


Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Wi-Fi handsets

18 August, 2011

The Polycom SpectraLink 8400 series handsets for wireless voice and data applications are now available in Australia. The handsets provide voice and data over Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing companies to use existing networks.


Students free to roam with wireless consolidation

16 August, 2011

New Zealand preparatory school Hereworth has upgraded its wireless network to improve its performance and manageability.


Telstra Mobile Device Management Portal cloud service

11 August, 2011

The Telstra Mobile Device Management Portal is a cloud-based service that allows organisations to manage security, updates, configurations and application delivery across phones and smartphones in their mobile fleet.


Telecom NZ names Mark Ratcliffe as demerged Chorus CEO

19 July, 2011

As part of Telecom New Zealand’s proposed functional separation, the company has announced that Mark Ratcliffe would become CEO of infrastructure business spinoff Chorus.


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