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Nokia Buys Out Siemens NSN
2013-07-01 09:41:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finnish phone maker Nokia announced plans today to buy out Siemens' share of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), a joint venture the two companies started in 2007. Nokia will pay a less-than-expected 1.7 billion euros ($2.2 billion) to take control of NSN, a company which builds 4G and telecom equipment used to power smartphones and feature phones. Nokia's own cell phones have been struggling to compete with market leaders, Apple and...

PC Market Expected To Be Weak For 2012
2012-03-09 08:31:08

Industry analyst firm Gartner expects PC sales to remain weak for the remainder of 2012. They expect an increase of 4.4 percent over last year, however, with sales reaching 368 million units. The are also forecasting 2013 sales to reach 400 million units. Ranjit Atwal, a Gartner research director, told Computerworld, “PC Shipments will remain weak in 2012, as the PC market plays catch up in bringing a new level of innovation that consumers want to see in devices they purchase. The...

Global Wi-Fi Hotspots To Increase Significantly By 2015
2011-11-09 11:08:43

Wi-Fi around the world is expected to grow more than four times what it is today by 2015, with nearly 6 million active hotspots, according to a report published today by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). The report was compiled by analyst firm Informa Telecoms & Media and includes a comprehensive survey of 259 service providers and Wi-Fi vendors. The report reveals that global public Wi-Fi hotspots will balloon from 1.3 million in 2011, to nearly 5.8 million by 2015, an...

2011-07-08 09:06:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through all the North African uprisings and instability, Morocco has emerged as the most politically stable and therefore attractive market in North Africa for telecom investments, according to a new report from Pyramid Research(www.pyr.com). Morocco: Network Upgrades Are Top Priority as Operators Jostle for Market Share offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from...

2011-06-08 02:00:00

LONDON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that HSPA Mobile Broadband connections will reach 500 million worldwide by the end of June, making it the fastest growing wireless technology ever(1). Furthermore, LTE, the next-generation Mobile Broadband technology, has now reached one million connections only a year and a half after the first commercial network launched. The announcement highlights the impact of the explosive demand for smartphones, connected tablets and...

2011-02-15 00:00:00

New 4G cellular broadband routers for enterprise customers using Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) intelligent embedded modules will be on display at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that LANCOM, a leading German manufacturer of enterprise network solutions, has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) intelligent embedded modules to provide wireless network connectivity for...

2011-02-07 08:15:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that future revenue growth in the traditional packet core equipment market is expected to taper over the next five years as the market moves towards Evolved Packet Core (EPC)-based networks. EPC market revenues are forecast to double on average annually between 2010 and 2015, while growth in the overall...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'