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Spirent Communications has announced the availability of Spirent TestCenter WLAN test capability, with the highest-performing and most realistic 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation scenarios available on the market today. Spirent TestCenter WLAN is used for functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems that include WLAN access controllers and gateways. It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both in-chassis Ethernet and WLAN test ports. There are more than a dozen applications for Spirent TestCenter WLAN including: Multi-client WLAN network testing Verification of personal and enterprise security Baseline testing for traffic throughput, TCP goodput, forwarding rate and latency performance RFC-style testing with a large number of clients across APs through the ... (more)

Mobile Java: "Unprecedented Support" for Java Verification Among Carriers

From today, mobile Java developers have a new URL they might like to bookmark: www.javaverified.com. Here developers can register and select among the participating global testing providers to test their mobile Java applications. It is all part and parcel of the "Java Verified" Project launched in February 2004 by Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sun. Latest recruits to the project, from July 1, are Orange and T-Mobile Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, and the UK).  The program is now supported, says Sun, by leading wireless operators "totaling o... (more)

IP Messaging: Swedish Software Powerhouse Mobeon Teams with Sun

"Telecom today is life-forming, affecting communications, time management, information sharing and even identity management," said Lars Arvidsson, corporate client executive director at Sun Microsystems, Inc., as Sun and Mobeon AB, one of the world's leading suppliers of private labeled telecom messaging software, today announced an agreement that will drive innovation for the global telecommunications market. Building upon a strategic relationship of more than four years, Mobeon will utilize Sun Java Enterprise System software and Solaris to create an open, IP standards-based me... (more)

A New DoCoMo Alliance Is Born

(March 19, 2002) Test your industry knowledge: Which U.S. software company's 9i application server, wireless edition, includes VoiceXML support and 11i business apps with real-time wireless access to field sales, field service, and customer intelligence from their CRM suite? If you answered Oracle Corp. you were of course right. But can you answer this? Which software company has just formed an alliance with Japanese mobile market leader DoCoMo to develop, promote, and sell corporate mobile services and products worldwide? It's an agreement that will see the companies develop dat... (more)

'Connecting the Dots' IBM Style

(June 12, 2002) - One man's ceiling is another man's floor, they say. So not even ardent admirers of Boingo Wireless should be surprised that Boingo's success with deploying Wi-Fi has got wireless wannabe IBM thinking that it could maybe muscle in on the act... on a national basis. It's an innocent-sounding report just published by Boston-based Pioneer Consulting that has begun fueling such speculations. Entitled "Wireless Internet Access Over Unlicensed Spectrum: An Alternative to 3G Mobile Data Networks," the report builds on the idea that has been mooted in many other places ... (more)