Companies in today’s briefs include: Alcatel-Lucent, Belgacom, China Mobile, Samsung, Verizon Wireless, LG, Symbian Limited, Terrawave Solutions, TESSCO Technologies, Kyocera
Belgacom selected Alcatel-Lucent as its technology and network integration partner to design, integrate and deploy an end-to-end multivendor IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution. The platform promises to enable Belgacom to support and develop a wide variety of fixed and mobile services including VoIP and multimedia communications for both residential and business customers.
China Mobile, in a partnership with Samsung, announced it will offer mobile services using the country’s locally developed 3G technology during the Olympic Games in August. China Mobile and Samsung have reportedly presented the Beijing Olympic Committee with 15,000 handsets that run on the country’s home-grown 3G standard.
Verizon Wireless announced the enV2 by LG will be available starting tomorrow at Verizon Wireless Communications stores. The new handset, revealed at CTIA Wireless 2008, features a slim redesign of the original enV by LG and also will be sold at Circuit City and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
Symbian Limited launched the “Symbian Ready” technology validation program. Symbian Ready ensures that Symbian customers benefit from the highest quality ecosystem solutions and that the ecosystem partners have the opportunity to showcase the quality of its solutions to key decision makers in the mobile space. Symbian Ready also promises to help partners to make the most of Symbian OS technologies and develop solutions in the most efficient way. Partners joining the program will have the opportunity to team up with Symbian to showcase the quality of their solution to handset manufacturers through a variety of co-marketing initiatives such as the Symbian Ready Directory and promotion on Symbian Developer Network.
TerraWave Solutions, a division of TESSCO Technologies, and provider of enterprise-wide ireless networks, released its 802.11n Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) “Six-Pack” omnidirectional antenna. The 802.11n dual-band 2.4 GHz ceiling-mount antenna is designed to operate with the Cisco 1252 access point (AP) and consists of a six-in-one solution: three integrated 2.4 GHz and three integrated 5 GHz omni antennas arranged in one enclosure.
Kyocera received environmental honors from the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department (ESD). The Directors Recycling Award is one of the city’s highest environmental honors and marks Kyocera’s 15th environmental award from the city to date – the most of any business in San Diego, according to the ESD. In 2007, KWC recycled more than 430,000 pounds of paper, plastic, electronic and other waste otherwise destined for landfills. The company also avoided using more than 1 million gallons of potable fresh water by using reclaimed water. This represented enough fresh water to service 15 average households in San Diego for a year. Finally, KWC conserved more than 3.3 million kWh of electricity – enough energy to power 705 average local homes for a year.
Cellular South, the largest privately held U.S. operator, has selected Openwave’s Integra, a next-generation proxy designed to provide open, secure multimedia and multiprotocol service management support.