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WiMAX 'offers hope' for Africa broadband
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African governments should explore alternative means of getting broadband to their citizens in the absence of affordable technology, an industry player has said. "For a continent like Africa ... broadband doesn't exist, fiber doesn't exist, backhaul doesn't exist and it's in the really early stages," Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, vice president of Alvarion in the WiMAX Forum told News24. More

Sharp unveils world's 1st WiMAX-supporting Android tablet
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Sharp, a Japanese company, has introduced world's first WiMAX supporting Android tablet, named Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B. The 7-inch tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and is powered by dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor. More

CCT 4G CCTmax technology supports BSAFE 24-Hour Challenge
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CCT Global Communications, the British Virgin Islands leading telecommunications provider, is always keen to offer support for a great cause. Recently, CCT provided support to the BSAFE 24-Hour Challenge, a 24-hour endurance ride. The event, organized by BSAFE founder and Director Chris Ghiorse, was to raise funds for 2012 for his BSAFE program — the BVI's first bicycle safety awareness program that offers free cycling instruction and safety awareness in schools. More

PowerStream chooses RuggedCom's WiMAX broadband solution for distributed generation
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RuggedCom Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of utility grade Ethernet and 4G wireless broadband networks for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has been chosen by PowerStream, the second-largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, Canada, to deliver a wide-area communications solution for monitoring privately-owned distributed generation installations. More

Sprint introduces 3G 4G/WiMAX mobile broadband data plans with more GB
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Sprint announced it is offering new data plans with greater gigabytes for the same price. The new plans cost $49.99 for 6 gigabytes of data a month (previously $60 for 5GB) or $79.99 for 12GB of data a month (previously $90 for 10GB). Sprint claims they offer 20 percent more data for the same price as equivalent plans from Verizon and AT&T. More

Sharp will stick with tablets, reveals new 7-inch model
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Sharp said it has no plans to abandon its Galapagos tablet line and announced a 7-inch model that can serve as a WiMAX router. The company launched three tablets in December 2010 and said it hoped to compete with Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle in Japan. It then dropped two of the models just nine months later without replacements, leading local media and analysts to speculate it would soon leave the field entirely. More

Wireless Ethernet communications
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As a world standard, Ethernet is the logical choice as more and more manufacturers start to develop hardware with Ethernet interfaces. With the mechanisms inherent in Ethernet, a network can be installed and configured for almost any application. Ethernet provides redundancy, prioritisation, VLANs and many other options that can enable a single network to be used for everything from critical applications such as control and automation to less important applications such as email or simple file transfers. More

Smartphone prices shrink as 1st-time buyer numbers increase
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The average price of smartphones has dropped for four consecutive quarters, down to its current price level of $135. The NPD Group found that for those who intended to buy a smartphone in the $200 to $250 range last quarter, 64 percent ended up getting a sub-$200 handset instead. More
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