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Infitel International N.V, (www.infitel.com) a leading provider of software solutions for network operators and telecommunications service providers, has hired George McCarthy as Vice President, Sales for the Americas. In this role McCarthy will support the company's continuing international expansion and will capitalize on the growing demand for services in the Americas. "George brings a tremendous wealth of telecommunications industry experience to the mission ahead," says Rene Greef, Chief Operating Officer, Infitel International N.V. "As a focused and driven executive with a successful track record in leading marketing, sales, business development and new product initiatives, George's keen understanding of the future direction of telecom, new technologies and market trends will add great value to the organization." Prior to joining Infitel, George was Vice President... (more)

Cisco's IP Telephone No. 1,000,000 Ships in Europe

Cisco Systems has just shipped its one millionth IP telephone in Europe. Delivery took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the recipient was Bankernes EDB Central (BEC), a leading Danish technology provider to 78 banks in the little north European kingdom. The millionth IP phone is part of a shipment of 6,000 IP phones being installed over the next three years, making this the single largest IP telephony project in Denmark to date. To mark this milestone, Tim Stone, Head of IP Communications Marketing for EMEA, Cisco Systems, awarded Leo Svendsen, Director, BEC, with a commemorative... (more)

MobiTV And Cingular Get TV Moving

The widespread broadcast of television straight to handsets took a big step forward. MobiTV, the world's first live television network for mobile phones, will be carried over Cingular Wireless' network. Broadcasts will air on exclusive handsets such as the breakthrough RAZR to the more affordable Motorola V180, and soon on the Motorola V400 and V600 handsets. Combined with its October launch on AT&T Wireless' mMode service, MobiTV has essentially doubled its potential US subscriber base. Jim Ryan, vice president of data product management for Cingular Wireless, said, "With MobiTV... (more)

Skype and Boingo Announce VoIP Partnership

Thanks to Skype International and Boingo Wireless partnership - users will now be able to access Skype's VoIP technology from 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots worldwide. Skype spokesperson Kelly Larabee said that Skype Zones powered by Boingo are geared not only toward business travellers and students but also toward any wireless user in search of cheap international calling. Available in coffee shops, bookstores and hotels, as well as other public places, Skype Zones offer VoIP users unlimited access to Boingo's public broadband for US$7.95 per month. Also, infrequent users can pay $2.95 ... (more)

Wireless Company Tira Adds Windows Mobile Support

Tira Wireless will be adding support for Microsoft Windows Mobile to the Tira Jump Product Suite. With broad support for multiple mobile operating systems and content types, users of the Tira Jump Product Suite will be able to quickly adapt and manage mobile content for deployment on diverse handsets available in the market today, the company says. The Windows Mobile platform powers more than 100 devices available worldwide from mobile operators such as Cingular, Orange, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. The Tira Jump Product Suite enables mobile content developers and publishers to ... (more)