Verizon Wireless' Nelson said Tuesday that the FCC has chosen to "intervene in the marketplace," rather than let competitive forces work out problems. The FCC grants wireless telephone carriers an additional year's delay to make it possible for customers to keep the same phone number, even if they switch to a competitor. Major carriers will now have until Nov. 24, 2003, to make that service available, the Federal Communications Commission ruled. The FCC had previously set a November 2002 deadline by which the companies would have to allow cell phone customers to keep their phone numbers if they change service providers.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London, To read the full story, visit ZDNet wolf iphone case U.K., Laptop and PDA users in the United Kingdom will soon be offered wireless high-speed Internet access at 15 of Britain's major railway stations, Megabeam, a European provider of wireless Internet service, said Monday it has reached an agreement with Railtrack, which owns the country's railway infrastructure, to install Wi-Fi hot spots at nine London terminals and six regional stations, The service will target business customers who need access to corporate information and the Internet while traveling in the region, It follows a trial at Paddington station, in which Megabeam worked with Intel to build and test a hot spot based on Wi-Fi, also known as 802.11b networking..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.. The British government is proposing that trading of third-generation wireless network spectrum should not be allowed until at least the end of 2005, despite the financial difficulties facing some 3G license holders. In a consultation document called Implementing Spectrum Trading, published on Monday, the government laid out its plans for the trading of the radio communications spectrum, as recommended by an independent report earlier this year.
The document proposes a progressive introduction of spectrum trading, under which sectors of the spectrum used for certain technologies--such as broadband fixed wireless and wolf iphone case GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) mobile networks--would be opened up to trading in a "first wave," probably starting in 2004, 3G spectrum trading could follow two years after this first introduction, the document proposed, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. NEC received permission from Qualcomm to make and sell chips using wideband CDMA (code division multiple access) and TD-SCDMA cell phone standards. Both standards are considered third generation (3G) network standards by major groups, including the International Telecommunications Union. The standards are supposed to increase a cell phone network's capacity for voice calls as well as enable wireless downloads at broadband speeds.