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iPass Extends Partnership With Deutsche Telekom to Offer Wi-Fi on 12 Airlines

Wi Fi service provider, iPass has extended the term of its partnership with Deutsche Telekom to offer inflight Wi Fi access to iPass customers on 12 international airlines. The new three-year agreement will make iPass available on 330 long-haul aircraft. With this partnership iPass will be available to passengers on airlines including Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Etihad and American Airlines. The ... Read More »

iOS Returns to Growth in the US, EU5

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iOS returned to growth in the US and EU5, accounting for 31.8% and 18.2% of smartphone sales, respectively, in the second quarter of 2016. Europe’s big five markets include Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. “In the US, iOS grew 1.3 percentage points year-over-year, accounting for 31.8% of ... Read More »

US Army Awards BlackBerry With Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization

BlackBerry has announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. The fulfillment of these essential information assurance and security requirements means that the AtHoc networked crisis communication software will remain in uninterrupted use protecting nearly 600,000 US Army personnel at more than 65 Army ... Read More »

Vodafone and Huawei Deploy World's First Commercial DB-HSDPA Solution

Huawei and Vodafone Spain have completed the world’s first commercial implementation of dual band High Speed Downlink Packet Access (DB HSDPA) technology. The solution delivers approximately double the amount of UMTS throughput compared to single carrier on UMTS 900MHz. Throughout Europe, UMTS 900MHz is the primary UMTS band to be deployed in the future. The cooperation of UMTS 900MHz and ... Read More »

BlackBerry Certifies First Platinum Providers for Security and Mobility Services

BlackBerry has announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. This highest tier recognizes partners that are qualified to deliver the complete ... Read More »

See-through circuitry

High performance electronic circuits made entirely from transparent materials could have countless applications, from head up displays on car windscreens to transparent TV sets and smart windows in homes and offices. Researchers at KAUST have found a way to make transparent transistors and other essential components of electronic circuitry using inexpensive and readily available materials and a simple fabrication technique. ... Read More »

Small Cell as a Service connects crowds at Wasps' Ricoh Arena

Ericsson has become the connectivity partner for the Ricoh Arena stadium in Coventry, UK, home to Aviva Premiership rugby team Wasps and Wasps Netball. Ericsson will provide enhanced connectivity to the stadium via a Wi-Fi network, using the Small Cell as a Service business model. As a result, visitors to the stadium will enjoy carrier-grade Wi-Fi connectivity and value-added services ... Read More »

Researchers find that Android apps can secretly track users' whereabouts

Three years ago, the Federal Trade Commission dimmed hopes for the Brightest Flashlight app for Android, slapping its developer with charges of consumer deception. Why The app was transmitting users’ locations and device IDs to third parties without telling the users or getting their permission. Permissions, though, are only a small part of the Android- app privacy story. New research ... Read More »

Ericsson and Bombardier test LTE networks at speeds up to 200 km/h

Ericsson and railway carriage builder, Bombardier have completed trials of LTE networks for railway solutions at simulated speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour. A total of 11 tests were conducted in a laboratory to determine the ability of the LTE networks to support communications-based train control (CBTC) and multiservice solutions. Examples of multiservice solutions are closed-circuit television (CCTV), ... Read More »