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Green Packet to extend WiMAX service to Singapore
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Green Packet, which operates a 4G WiMAX network in Malaysia, is set to extend the services to Singapore in 2013, said Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CC Puan. He said the rollout will start after Green Packet, which operates under its pillar, Packet One Networks, covers more than 65 percent of Malaysia's population with WiMAX services. The operator has covered nearly 50 percent of the population so far. More

Augere to launch Rwandan WiMAX network in November, acquires spectrum in Tanzania
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Augere, a provider of broadband services in emerging markets, has announced that it will commercially launch its WiMAX network in the Rwandan capital Kigali on Nov. 25. Services will be offered under the brand name Qubee and will further support the economic development of the area. Meanwhile in neighboring Tanzania, Augere has announced that it obtained a spectrum license to offer wireless broadband services on June 1. More

NMU students get connected    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's no doubt that Northern Michigan University's technology program gets lots of attention, it's what brought President Barack Obama to the campus in February. And recently, over 3,000 new laptops were handed out to students in an effort to keep everyone better connected. "I don't have to be at Northern to do my school work because I have my laptop with me whenever I need it," says NMU junior Jessica Nelson. More

Sprint introduces Merlin CC208 3G/4G 2-in-1 card
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Sprint has introduced Merlin CC208 3G/4G 2-in-1 card, a dual-mode 3G/4G mobile broadband card. With the locking 2-in-1 adapter, users can swap between PC Card and ExpressCard slots, freeing up USB ports for other devices. It's ideal for the frequent business traveler browsing the Internet, checking email and uploading and downloading presentations, the company said. With turbo-charged 4G speeds, users can connect to their corporate server, hold videoconferences without buffering and download files faster. More

Neotel eyes retail growth with new products
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Neotel has grown its retail customer base to 70,000 subscribers and hopes to accelerate that growth with the introduction of new bundled voice and data products. Originally licensed as the first rival to Telkom, Neotel has struggled to gain traction in the consumer market, but new CEO Sunil Joshi, has signaled he is keen to grow this part of the business more aggressively. More

Quake bolsters calls for public safety wireless network
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Disruption of cellphone service by a rare East Coast earthquake prompted renewed calls for U.S. Congress and regulators to provide a dedicated wireless network for emergency workers. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia shut federal government agencies, some 90 miles away, and sent office workers into the streets as tremors were felt as far as Canada. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said it is assessing a significant disruption to cell service due to the quake and will be looking at ways to improve communications during emergencies. More

Wireless carriers test ways to cope with heavy demand on mobile networks
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As smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices gobble up ever-bigger portions of available bandwidth, wireless-service providers are turning to outside technology companies to help find ways to either boost capacity or lighten the load on their systems. TDC A/S, a Denmark mobile operator, turned to Birdstep Technology, a Norwegian company, to help ease the data overload. Essentially, the technology reaches out to users and urges them to temporarily switch away from the broadband network to Wi-Fi hot spots whenever possible, promising faster speeds as an incentive. More
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