Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Marvell to push wireless LANs to gigabit speeds with new chipset

Marvell's upcoming 8864 chipset for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard can achieve gigabit speeds thanks to multiple antennas for reception and transmission, but wireless routers and access points based on the component won't arrive until the middle of next year.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 December, 2012 16:23

Tags: Marvell, Networking, wireless, Components, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Nokia Siemens Networks sells optical networking business

Nokia Siemens Networks is selling its optical networking business unit to private investment firm Marlin Equity Partners, the latest in a series of sell-offs as the vendor concentrates on mobile broadband networks.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 03 December, 2012 13:50

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Carriers, Nokia Siemens Networks, Networking, Mergers and acquisitions, broadband

ITU goes on the defensive ahead of WCIT meeting

Companies and organizations that are convinced the International Telecommunication Union will try to take over the Internet during next week's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) don't understand what the meeting can decide on, said representatives of the UN body.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 November, 2012 17:51

Tags: government, International Telecommunication Union, internet

Syrians turn to satellites as the country's Internet connection remains down

Syrians are turning to satellites to communicate as the country's Internet connections are shut down, but instances of jamming are making even that challenging. Google is also letting people who can find a working phone publish voice messages on Twitter.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 November, 2012 12:59

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, Carriers, Google, Amnesty International, twitter, internet, Internet service providers

ITU packet inspection standard raises privacy concerns, says CDT

The UN's telecommunications standards organization has approved a standard for deep packet inspection (DPI) that raises serious concerns about privacy, the Center for Democracy and Technology said.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 November, 2012 18:59

Tags: itu, telecommunication, Carriers, Center for Democracy and Technology, internet

RIM preps developers for BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphone

Research In Motion has introduced the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C, a smartphone developers can use to test their applications and get ready for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 QWERTY device next year. The company also said developers will be able to trade their Alpha devices for a fully functional limited edition BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 November, 2012 12:06

Tags: BlackBerry OS, application development, research in motion, smartphones, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, Development tools, Blackberry, mobile applications, consumer electronics

European operators join forces on communication services

The largest European mobile operators are joining forces to launch their own instant messaging and content sharing applications under the "joyn" brand as they try to claw back some of traffic lost to Internet services.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 November, 2012 19:34

Tags: telecommunication, Vodafone Group, mobile, orange, deutsche telekom, Telefónica, mobile applications, 4g, 3g, Carriers, voip, GSM Association

Amazon helps Kindle app developers find their way with Maps API

Amazon.com has opened its Maps API to all Kindle developers, who can now use it to integrate maps in their applications for the Kindle Fire family of tablets.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 November, 2012 12:52

Tags: Development tools, application development, amazon.com, hardware systems, tablets, software

Boundary helps CIOs sleep better with cloud analytics features

Boundary has added analytics features to its cloud monitoring service to give enterprises a better idea of how applications running on public clouds are performing and warn them when something starts to go wrong.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 November, 2012 14:01

Tags: analytics, Boundary, cloud computing, internet

Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 with better testing tools and Windows XP support

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Visual Studio 2012.1) is now available for download. The update allows users to develop applications for Windows XP and more thoroughly test their work.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 27 November, 2012 13:04

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software

No deal between Google and ICOA

A reported deal between Google and ICOA hasn't taken place, according to ICOA.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 November, 2012 17:17

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Carriers, Google, Networking, ICOA, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Mergers and acquisitions

Google acquires wireless hotspot provider ICOA for $400 million

Google is paying US$400 million to acquire Wi-Fi access provider ICOA, which owns or operates over 1,500 wireless hotspots and hot zones in the U.S.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 November, 2012 15:52

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Carriers, Google, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Mergers and acquisitions

Facebook button makes a comeback on Nokia's Asha 205 phone

Nokia continues to expand its line-up of advanced feature phones with the Asha 205, with a dedicated Facebook button allowing users to more easily access the social networking site.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 November, 2012 12:19

Tags: consumer electronics, Nokia, smartphones, Facebook

Vectoring could allow Deutsche Telekom to boost copper broadband speeds to 100M bps

German network operator Deutsche Telekom is planning to upgrade its copper broadband network using a technology called vectoring, which will result in speeds of up to 100M bps.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 23 November, 2012 15:13

Tags: telecommunication, Carriers, Networking, DSL, deutsche telekom, broadband

Nokia updates Windows Phone 8 public transport app

Nokia has launched a new version of its Transport application, which presents directions in a new way and counts down to when the bus or train will leave.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 November, 2012 16:44

Tags: mobile applications, consumer electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, mobile, Windows Phone

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