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Exhibitors hope to seize a multimedia craze

Mobile operators, content providers and other participants at the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment trade show in San Francisco will be gearing up for an expected boom in mobile multimedia in the US.
The country is far behind Europe and Asia in using mobile phones for more than talking, but it's already begun to catch up, according to IDC analyst Lewis Ward. U.S. mobile operators get about 5 percent of their revenue from consumer and enterprise data services now, and those offerings should bring in about 15 percent by 2008, he said. By comparison, one Irish carrier is making about 30 percent of its revenue from data and an operator in the Philippines is at 20 percent, Ward said.

Written by Stephen Lawson25 Oct. 04 21:00

Cisco, Microsoft merge IP telephony with CRM

Cisco Systems is offering a tool to help small and medium-sized businesses use Microsoft customer relationship management (CRM) software in combination with a Cisco Internet Protocol (IP) communication system.

Written by Stephen Lawson23 Aug. 04 12:02

3G - AT&T Wireless launches 3G in four cities

AT&T Wireless Services has launched a 3G (third-generation) mobile data service in Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle, offering a claimed average of 220K bps (bits per second) to 320K bps of data throughput to two handset models and one type of modem.
The WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) technology is also being rolled out in San Diego and Dallas for expected commercial launch by the end of the year, the Redmond, Washington-based mobile operator said in a statement.

Written by Stephen Lawson20 July 04 22:00

Siemens moves to merge telephony, data center

Telephony servers now emerging are set to transform enterprise phone systems into just one more service provided through the corporate data center.

Written by Stephen Lawson04 May 04 07:59

Quantum Dot thinks big

SAN FRANCISCO (02/26/2004) - People pay good money for Quantum Dot Corp's products -- tiny semiconductors just about 10 nanometers across. To pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, and diagnostic labs, these "quantum dots" are more valuable than precious metals. They buy small, brightly colored vials, priced from US$300 to $600, each containing trillions of the dots in solution -- enough for about 100 tests. Then they look at them.

Written by Stephen Lawson26 Feb. 04 17:59

Answer the phone; it may be Microsoft

Microsoft is bound to play a growing role in enterprise telephony systems over the next few years, helping them to evolve beyond the simple features such as speed dial, conference call and voice mail most companies know today. What's less clear is what that role will be.

Written by Stephen Lawson17 Nov. 03 08:41