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#TBT: Provider navigate content material entry, sharing; Virgin Cell eyes cell TV; New MVNOs be part of the fray … this week in 2006

Editor’s Observe: RCR Wi-fi Information goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the highest headlines from the previous. Fireplace up the time machine, placed on these sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and benefit from the recollections!

Dash permits image, video sharing in teams

ORLANDO, Fla.—This spring, Dash Nextel Corp. will start providing its PCS customers the power to share footage and movies recorded by their mobile telephones on an invitation-only foundation in Dash PCS Image Mail Teams. The service permits subscribers to create an internet group associated to any topic—hobbies, household or frequent pursuits, for instance—after which invite different individuals with an e-mail tackle or Dash cellphone so as to add content material to the group at no extra value. Customers will be immediately notified when new content material is added. “As digital camera telephones have grow to be mainstream, wi-fi cellphone customers are searching for new, inventive methods to speak with footage,” mentioned Pierra Barbeau, basic supervisor of visible communications for Dash. … Learn extra

Cingular permits Yahoo account entry

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—Cingular Wi-fi L.L.C. subscribers can use their telephones to entry images, e-mail, prompt messaging and tackle books from their Yahoo Inc. accounts. Yahoo’s newest effort to broaden into wi-fi makes use of a Nokia 6682 handset that may additionally obtain customized information, climate and sports activities. The AT&T Yahoo Go Cell service shall be out there in AT&T’s 13-state service space in addition to by way of Cingular shops in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles. Cingular is collectively owned by AT&T and BellSouth Corp. The providing, initially introduced final month on the Shopper Electronics Present, marks one more method for Cingular customers to obtain customized Web info on their telephones. Final fall, the service overhauled its MediaNet service, increasing the providing to incorporate personalised information, sports activities, climate and monetary info in addition to an area search engine. InfoSpace Inc. powers the MediaNet service. … Learn extra

Vodafone works with Google on search

LONDON-Vodafone Group plc introduced that it’s working with Google Inc. to develop cell search companies, which Vodafone plans to combine into its Vodafone Reside portal. The Google search outcomes can be delivered through Vodafone’s excessive velocity knowledge networks and the product is designed to go looking concurrently on each Vodafone Reside and the complete Internet. “Modern cell search will grow to be more and more essential as quick and quick access to info and companies are more and more demanded by buyer on the transfer,” mentioned Alan Harper, group technique director for Vodafone. “Our intention is to develop our relationship with Google to make sure Vodafone clients proceed to have the easiest in cell companies.” … Learn extra

Virgin Cell plans to launch cell TV

Virgin Cell Holdings plc is about to be one of many first European operators to launch cell TV companies utilizing a devoted cell TV community. The corporate, which operates numerous cell digital operator companies around the globe, laid out plans to launch cell TV later this yr utilizing BT Movio, the cell TV community constructed by BT Group plc. Virgin Cell mentioned it plans to make use of Microsoft Corp.’s Home windows Media expertise and Home windows Cell-based good telephones. Virgin Cell mentioned the service would use HTC Corp.’s Trilogy handset for the service, which helps Digital Audio Broadcasting expertise. Richard Branson, founding father of the Virgin Group of firms, joined Microsoft’s Chief Government Officer Steve Ballmer through a video message broadcast on stage on the 3GSM convention to introduce the Trilogy good cellphone. “Cell TV marks the start of a brand new epoch for our business and the Virgin Cell phone is one thing I do know customers are actually enthusiastic about,” mentioned Branson. “Everybody watches TV nowadays, and with the ability to watch your favourite applications in your cell whereas on the go will quickly be as pure as watching TV in your lounge as we speak.” … Learn extra

Earthlink, Google companion to pursue muni Wi-Fi venture

ATLANTA—San Franciscans might have Wi-Fi each methods—free and paid for—now that EarthLink Inc. introduced that it’s teaming with Google Inc. to submit a proposal for San Francisco’s Wi-Fi community contract. In August and September, the businesses submitted separate proposals through the metropolis’s RFP interval. Google supplied to put in an advertising-funded Wi-Fi community at no cost to town and to offer free Web entry to all metropolis residents. EarthLink proposed a paid service just like its plans for Philadelphia and Anaheim, Calif., the place the corporate gained contracts to offer citywide Wi-Fi. “Yesterday, EarthLink and Google collectively submitted a ‘Request For Proposal’ to the Metropolis of San Francisco to construct a citywide wi-fi municipal community,” said Donald Berryman, govt vice chairman of EarthLink and president of the ISP’s municipal networks unit. “This proposal presents a novel alternative for each firms. By coming collectively to leverage the strengths of each firms, we will provide companies to completely different clients on the community that match with their very own particular person wants and desires. … Learn extra

Lucent assesses dangers to Europe’s telecom networks

MURRAY HILL, N.J-Lucent Applied sciences Inc. mentioned it gained a contract to conduct a menace evaluation of Europe’s wi-fi, wireline and Web networks. The contract, which was awarded by the 25-member state European Fee, calls on Lucent to carry out a complete evaluation of the elements influencing Europe’s communications infrastructure and suggest suggestions to make sure reliability and safety of the infrastructure. The outcomes of Lucent’s research are anticipated to offer a basis for motion by European policymakers and telecom firms to be able to enhance robustness of communications and Web backbones. “Digital communications infrastructures assist core tenets of a steady thriving society, comparable to nationwide safety, governance, public well being and security, economic system, and important companies, comparable to transportation and energy,” mentioned Luis Eguiagaray, managing director of Lucent Worldwide Companies for Europe. “On this contract, we are going to leverage the community reliability and safety experience of Bell Labs, the analysis and growth arm of Lucent Applied sciences, and the multi-vendor community transformation experience of Lucent Worldwide Companies.” … Learn extra

Helio, Disney Cell gear up for launch

A pair of extremely anticipated cell digital community operators started shedding gentle on their deliberate service choices final week as they gear up for his or her respective launches within the coming months. The MVNOs will be part of a market already crowded with the likes of Cell ESPN L.L.C., Virgin Cell USA L.L.C. and others. Helio L.L.C. supplied the clearest look into its MVNO plans. The service revealed two elements of its upcoming service launch: a partnership with widespread social networking Web page MySpace.com and two high-end handsets primarily based on cellphone fashions from South Korea. Helio is a three way partnership of Web service supplier EarthLink Inc. and Korean operator SK Telecom. Helio mentioned it plans to supply MySpace Cell, which is able to enable MySpace customers to entry their mail, ship messages, learn and write blogs, view MySpace profile images, submit images straight from their handsets, and examine and add pals on their MySpace community. “MySpace Cell On Helio will enable our members to share their lives as they occur and evolve the MySpace expertise from being about what you probably did final night time to about what you’re doing proper now,” mentioned Rob Gelick, head of Media and group companies for Helio. … Learn extra

Take a look at the RCR Wi-fi Information Archives for extra tales from the previous.



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