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Nokia is also preparing the future

We could not imagine that Nokia is not focused on the future mobile network generation. According to the company, 3G technology evolution should be standardized by the end of next year, and Nokia forecasts that its commerial solution should be available...

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3G-smartphone project

Nokia, Symbian, Freescale and Elektrobit have announced in February a joint project to develop a smartphone for fast 3G networks. The project is on schedule, seems significant to all parties, and could be finished next year. The group has confirmed that...

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Undo and re-do

Could be the moto in the current telecom industry. Split then consolidate is another version already used; remember the mobile industry few years ago, and now the race to re-consolidate fixed and mobile businesses. But this memo is not is not on operators...

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France Télécom renews its offers

FT needs to react when 1m subscribers are leaving the operator and when French rivals are offering unbundled triple-play services. The first step of its strategy is a FMC offer, called Unik, we announced two weks ago. The second step is to revamp its...

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Siemens prepares 4G

Siemens has unveiled what could be the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) during an in-house exhibition. NGMN is the evolutionary enhancement of the current WCDMA mobile standard and will be on the market by 2010. It will provide data rates up to 100...

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SaaS: a new acronym

SaaS means Software as a Service. It is not a new concept, but Gartner believes it will take off in the next five years. In short, SaaS is a hosted, on-demand accessed solution that companies can customize to meet their needs. CRM, Human resources, or...

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Brazil mobile coverage

Brazil is not the only country with limited mobile coverage, as mobile operators do not deploy their networks in areas they do not consider as profitable for the business. According to a study made by Telebrasil, more than 80% of the Brazilian population...

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More flexibility in ICANN work

The US government has agreed upon more independence for the company that manages Internet domain names by 2009. ICANN will continue to report to the US Commerce Department for three more years, but progressively its control will be lightened. Many countries...

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Entertainment Microsoft strategy

Microsoft is interested in the online video market. It is not a scoop, as Microsoft has tried for a while to enter the market. But Microsoft is Microsoft and does not want a me-too strategy, duplicating the business model of video-sharing sites such as...

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Location-based services taking off?

According to ABI Research ot IMS Research, the future looks bright for location-based services running on Global Positioning System technology. ABI estimates that there would be 315m GPS-enabled LBS subscribers by 2011, up from currently 12m. That means...

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