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Displaying items by tag: GSM

Telstra dumps 2G by end 2016, Optus in April 2017 and now Vodafone will follow suit turning off 2G GSM on 30 September 2017.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:23

Optus GSM switch off April 2017: Gosh, Sad Moment

It’s a Genuinely Sad Moment for the GSM network in Australia, as Telstra ends it support by end 2016 and Optus does the same from April 2017.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

As Telstra prepares for its GSM 2G network switch off in 18 months time, to the chagrin of many customers, Nokia separately says telcos should prepare for 100% GSM data growth.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 05 March 2015 04:36

Telstra joins 4G broadcast group

Telstra is one of the few vendors to join a new group of telco vendors, mobile operators, content providers and device manufacturers to share best practices in LTE Broadcast.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 07 September 2012 07:04

Happy 25th birthday GSM!

GSM - the technology underpinning billions of mobile phones today - was born 25 years ago today on 7 September 1987 when mobile network operators from 13 European countries signed a memorandum of understanding in Copenhagen.

Published in Market

Satellite mobile service provider Indigo Telecom has introduced new $0 upfront plans for its dual mode (GSM & satellite all-in-one) mobile phones, claiming it will making ubiquitous telephony more affordable for bush dwellers. Users will be able to choose between Indigo's two handsets, with the $0 upfront post-paid plans starting at $79 a month.

Published in Mobility

Nokia Siemens Networks has reminded us that the first GSM call on a commercial network was made between Finland's former prime minister Harri Holkeri and vice mayor of the city of Tampere Kaarina Suonio on1 July 1991.

Published in Mobility

Singapore, 23 May 2011, iWOW Connections, expands its cellular product line with a compact TR-900C module, iWOW's first GSM/GPRS module with castellation form factor.

Global mobile industry body, the GSMA, has issued a set of high level privacy principles as a first step to improving safeguards around customer information.

Published in Technology Regulation

China-based communications hardware provider Huawei is seeking a court order to prevent its intellectual property being transferred to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of Motorola's divestiture of its wireless network business.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 20 January 2011 12:36

No more exclusive iPhone carriers

The era of the iPhone being exclusive to one carrier in a market is officially over.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 18:32

One billion people using Huawei GSM gear

China-based communications giant Huawei claims that more than a billion GSM users are now served by its radio access networks.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:16

Is Verizon about to launch a tablet computer?

Rumours are swirling that Verizon is developing a tablet computer to tackle the iPad - AT&T hegemony in the US.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 01 January 2010 12:06

GSM encryption is now effectively broken

At the 26th Chaos Communication Congress (26C3) last week, Karsten Nohl offered new insights and methods for cracking GSM encryption.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 09:23

You can help break GSM encryption

There is a project underway to employ distributed computers to compute rainbow tables for GSM decryption.  Download the code and join in, if you're interested!

Published in Market
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Global HSPA (3G wireless broadband) connections will pass the 150 million mark by the end of September and 200 million by the end of Q1 2010, according to the GSM Association.

Published in Strategy
Victoria's Department of Transport has contracted Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens Mobility to supply a $150m GSM-R communications system for its urban rail network to support voice and data communication between train drivers and ground-based operational staff.

Published in Networking
Nokia Siemens is to implement the first GSM-based rail communication system in Australia with an upgrade of the Victorian urban rail network’s existing analog system in a contract valued at more than $150 million.
Published in Deals
Thursday, 19 February 2009 10:51

Pay-by-mobile trial gets the nod

A contactless payment trial using mobile phones instead of cards has proved successful, and may help pave the way for an international scheme for making small payments by waving handsets.

Published in Market
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