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Telematics Outshines Telemetry in North America

The 2008 Super Bowl showcased not only athletic talent but also the growing presence of M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology. Both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots employed cellular M2M and GPS systems in team vehicles, ensuring the wellbeing of all players and employees by tracking each vehicle’s...
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Astrium Services Opens Teleport in Toulouse

Astrium Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS Astrium, has opened a new teleport in Toulouse, thereby adding a satellite infrastructure network in France to the existing networks the company already has in the United Kingdom and Germany. With the new teleport, the company can now offer its government...
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NATS Awards Indra Air Traffic Control Contract

NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services, has awarded Indra a contract worth € 67 million, whereby the two companies will work together on a complex and technically demanding project to build the next generation of flight data processing equipment. The project is designed to operate within...
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WiMAX feels spectrum squeeze in India

Business case dramatically improves if 2.5 GHz available, says Yankee
Whether or not the business case is attractive for prospective WiMAX operators is dependent on a number of different factors. These include: the amount of spectrum available; the spectrum frequency on offer; cost of end-user devices; interconnect fees with other operators; broadband penetration levels; and scope for network sharing....
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WiMAX Forum plots for 700 MHz

Organization pledges to prioritize work based on increased market interest
If the multitudes bidding billions of dollars in the ongoing FCC spectrum auction don’t provide enough evidence that 700 MHz spectrum is a coveted commodity, the WiMAX Forum has emphasized the point with high priority plans to develop a 700 MHz specification/certification road map. The Forum, which in the...
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Barcelona buzz: mobile TV tops MWC interest levels

Valista ‘snap poll’ also finds WiMAX leading LTE in respondent interest
Digital commerce specialist Valista wanted to know what people were talking about during the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, so it did a little “snap poll” of about 100 delegates. The answers it got were surprising. Eighteen percent of respondents suggested the biggest buzz would...
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