INTERVIEW: Smartphone.biz-news spoke to John Dubois, global roaming director for the WiMAX Forum, to hear the latest on the deployment of the 4G technology’s networks – and plans for operators to use a hub model for roaming agreements.
Getting underway are the first commercial global roaming trials, which will involve 14 "ecosystem leaders" carrying out end-to-end testing of roaming over live WiMAX networks.
Average selling prices in the UC desktop market, which has been holding steady over the past six months, dropped slightly in Q1 2009.
This weakening indicates the growing competitive nature of the industry, according to the authors of a Synergy Research Group report on the global market for collaborative applications.
Clearwire Corp has agreed a deal with Cisco Systems that makes it the main supplier of new mobile business and WiMAX devices for the CLEAR 4G mobile WiMAX service.
The high-speed wireless network is still being built – Clearwire currently only offers service in Baltimore and Portland.
Cisco has revealed more details on its Unified Computing System (UCS) for virtualized data centers a month after it was first announced.
Company executives used a live Internet TV broadcast to provide further insight into pricing, processing power and memory capacity.
Customer spending on new IP lines and desktop gear declined significantly last year in North America compared with 2007.
Much of the downturn during 2H08 can be attributed to fewer orders from three key verticals devastated by the recession: financial services, manufacturing and retail, according to research from T3i Group LLC.
Cisco has launched a mainstream data center computing platform – Unified Computing System (UCS) – that promises to seamlessly integrate processor, storage and network systems in a virtualised architecture.
The move pits the networking equipment market leader against the world’s largest systems vendors, including HP, IBM, Dell, Fujitsu and others.