Wireless + mobility

$14 million radio comms network for Qld natural gas project

02 February, 2011

Motorola Solutions has signed an AU$14.4 million contract with Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC), a BG Group company, for the supply of radio communications infrastructure for QGC’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in southern Queensland.

Mobile phone users are being ripped off

02 February, 2011

Research from amaysim, an Australian mobile service provider, reveals that two-thirds of mobile phone users believe they’re paying too much for their service. Industry figures forecast that close to a staggering $20 billion will be spent on mobile phone services this year.

Bury Motion CP 2010 Bluetooth hands-free car kit for iPhone

18 January, 2011

The Bury Motion CP 2010 plug-and-play Bluetooth car kit for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G can be used for hands-free mobile phone conversations, to use GPS or turn by turn navigation, or to view any job despatch or related apps on the iPhone.

Mobile broadband subscriptions to hit one billion mark in 2011

14 January, 2011

The number of mobile broadband subscribers is likely to reach 1 billion this year, up from the current 500,000 million, as users' consumption of media and the internet is changing.

Wi-Fi is convenient but is it secure?

13 January, 2011

Wi-Fi is incredibly convenient - but what about security asks AVG (AU/NZ), who warns of the dangers of public Wi-Fi and provides some handy tips to protect yourself.

Data capacity crunch for mobile network service providers

23 December, 2010

Amdocs has released the results of a survey that outlines the scale and significance of the data capacity crunch for mobile network service providers and their customers. The survey examined wireless service providers’ strategies for coping with the increasing demand for data on their networks while maintaining acceptable service quality.

Acer, Ericsson and Telstra provide mobile netbook without a separate USB card

23 December, 2010

Telstra, in a partnership with Acer and Ericsson, has launched Australia’s first commercial netbook that supports typical download speeds of 550 Kbps to 8 Mbps on the Next G network in capital cities and many regional areas, providing the fastest mobile broadband experience available without a separate USB card.

Telstra LTE trials reach 149.4 Mbps

17 December, 2010

Telstra and Huawei have reported successfully demonstrating downlink speeds of 149.4 Mbps using trials of long term evolution (LTE) mobile technology using the 1800 MHz spectrum.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8801 embedded module

02 December, 2010

The Sierra Wireless AirPrime MC8801 embedded module supports HSPA+ dual-channel networks and peak network downlink speeds of 42 Mbps.

M2M Connectivity Q4000 Orbcomm + Cellular + GPS modem

02 December, 2010

The Q4000 Orbcomm + Cellular + GPS modem is a compact, low-profile, flexible and user-friendly satellite modem integrated with a 50-channel GPS receiver and onboard microprocessor and memory. Other features include CAN bus, memory, antenna detection, multiple analog and digital inputs/outputs and relays.

vividwireless first to trial 100 Mbps broadband TD-LTE in Australia

30 November, 2010

4G wireless broadband provider vividwireless will be the first in Australia to trial mobile wireless broadband, TD-LTE (Time-Division Duplex Long Term Evolution from Huawei that can deliver peak speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

Social media to boost customer service in 2011

30 November, 2010

More than half of Australian businesses will adopt social media to boost customer service in 2011 a RightNow survey found.

Jabra GO 660 Bluetooth headset

29 November, 2010

The Jabra GO 660 Bluetooth headset with Noise Blackout Extreme technology connects simultaneously to mobile phones and softphones via the Jabra Link 320 USB Bluetooth adapter. It enables users to interface with multiple functions including making mobile phone and softphone calls and accessing internet radio and music streaming.

Tablet leaves the netbook in its wake

16 November, 2010 by John Harris*

What a difference a year makes! John Harris looks at how the great technology fad of 2009, the netbook, has gone from must-have fashion to forgotten with the arrival of a new fab form factor - the tablet.

Interoperability tests success for Huawei

12 November, 2010

Huawei demonstrates IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP interoperability in EANTC's tests.

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