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Oxford Media, a secure digital communication and technology company, announced that Hooman Honary has been appointed to lead Oxford Media's planned WiMAX wireless initiative into the underserved secondary markets throughout the United States. Mr. Honary is largely considered one the nation's leading experts in WiMAX wireless technology. Oxford Media recently began a sales and marketing campaign of its proprietary digital Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay-Per-View entertainment system, aimed at the small and mid-sized hotels and motels -- a segment of the hotel industry previously underserved and unable to offer such services to their guests. This targeted market of hospitality properties with between 50 to 300 rooms comprises over 2.4 million hotel rooms in the U.S. and represents approximately 56% of the total hotel market. Oxford Media's VOD technology is one of the o... (more)

J2ME Not the Only Onion in the Enterprise Stew, Says Computer Associates - But OEMs are Happy -

(April 19, 2002) In the weeks after the Java extravaganza in San Francisco known as JavaOne, the dust has been settling on the enterprise wireless world. WBT News Desk has been seeking out viewpoints of some of the movers and shakers who attended, including the director of object technology for Computer Associates, Paul Lipton. Speaking to us amid preparations for CA-World next week (a Computer Associates industry conference that’s roughly the same size as JavaOne), Lipton says he was "surprised at the tremendous interest in wireless" at Sun’s San Francisco show. "Most of the m... (more)

Over 2 Billion Mobile Subscribers by July '06, Predicts EMC

"With subscriber numbers having passed the 1.5 billion mark in the first week of June 2004, EMC forecasts that global net additions of more than 240 million in both 2004 and 2005 will set up the mobile industry to break through the 2 billion subscriber mark as soon as July 2006," comments Kester Mann, senior research analyst at EMC, sourcing EMC's latest Insight: Understanding Subscriber Growth in Key Global Markets. Driven by strong growth in emerging markets, EMC forecasts that the 2 billion milestone will be surpassed ahead of recent industry predictions. EMC expects 2.45 bil... (more)

Sprint Gets Seriously Global, New Phone Works In 130 Countries

Sprint today announced the introduction of its first digital quad-band phone, the Sprint PCS International Phone IP-A790 by Samsung, giving multinational business customers a wireless connection to the rest of the world at simple, flat-rate pricing in supported GSM countries abroad. The new international phone offers customers multimedia capabilities and the ability to make calls in over 130 countries. When used in conjunction with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, the Sprint PCS IP-A790 allows customers to make voice calls on both CDMA and GSM networks in more than 130 c... (more)

Intel Pledges 1500 PCs, Wireless Support in Wake of Katrina

Intel Corporation is coordinating the donation of 1,500 laptop personal computers to the American Red Cross for distribution to shelters in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. In addition, Intel will donate 150 wireless Internet access points and 50 Tropos mesh radios to be deployed at the New Orleans Airport and in downtown New Orleans for Federal Emergency Management Agency, New Orleans government and citizen use. Intel employees will provide on-site technical assistance to ensure the success of all technical deployments. The PCs will be configured by Intel a... (more)