Most carriers have similar network clampdowns on data, preferring to keep the bandwidth available for cellular calls. But that means the chances of getting a data connection are very low during peak calling times. If there are a lot of users, the bandwidth will slow to a crawl. The result, says Brian Modoff, a telecom analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities in San Francisco, is not too encouraging. He bought a Motorola V60 GPRS phone from a Cingular store and began surfing away. It took less than five seconds to connect to the network and each Web page download took between three and six seconds--much faster than the networks of old, he wrote.
"But then 5 p.m, in downtown San Francisco hit," he wrote, survivor extreme case for apple iphone 8 - black "After repeated attempts at trying to connect to the network, we gave up and put our phone away for the evening.", VoiceStream's Thompson said VoiceStream Wireless has finished its GPRS network, and now offers it in 6,500 cities in the United States, Like Cingular Wireless, VoiceStream is also treating data as a relatively second-class citizen, Voice calls will get priority over wireless Web sessions during busy network times, Thompson said..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. New investors in the financing round include Rho Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Wasserstein Ventures and St. Paul Venture Capital, which led the round and gained a seat on the company's board of directors. Previous Mahi investors that also participated in the round include Berkeley International Capital, Mitsui, Anschutz Investment and Van Wagoner Capital Management. Mahi was founded in 1999 and closed its first round of funding in September of that year for $7.13 million. The company closed its $64.5 million second round a year later and raised $40 million in November 2001.
Mahi appointed board member Chris Rust as its chief executive officer last March, Rust was also a partner at Sequoia Capital, a previous Mahi investor, Benchmark survivor extreme case for apple iphone 8 - black Capital and Goldman Sachs have also participated in previous funding rounds, Mahi Networks announces a $75 million fourth-round investment, bringing the company's total funding to more than $185 million, The Petaluma, Calif.-based company makes optical equipment for metropolitan telecommunications networks, which handles voice and data traffic within urban areas, It plans to use the funding to introduce its gear to the market..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K. More than 2.2 million people work at home online at least one day a week, according to a report in the latest Labour Market Trends from the Office of National Statistics. This figure accounts for 7.4 percent of the entire work force. In 1993 there were only 130,000 people telecommuting, or half a percent of the work force. A year later this figure jumped to 560,000. Telecommuting statistics were first introduced in the Labour Force Survey in 1997 and have grown by an average of 13 percent per year. Over the period 1997 to 2001, the total increase in telecommuting is up by between 65 and 70 percent, with further growth predicted. ZDNet U.K.'s Andrew Swinton reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.