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  • April 03, 2002 03 Apr'02

    Wireless networks are a security time bomb

    Businesses are facing a security time bomb from unencrypted wireless networks, a survey of 1,000 UK businesses due to be...

  • March 28, 2002 28 Mar'02

    New chips to secure WLans

    New chips that address the security vulnerabilities in wireless Lans are expected to ship in the next few months, writes Antony...

  • March 26, 2002 26 Mar'02

    Vodafone launches Euro GPRS roaming service

    Customers of telecoms operator Vodafone are now able to access GPRS data services in 10 European countries, soon to rise to 12,...

  • March 20, 2002 20 Mar'02

    FedEx signs up AT&T for mobile data

    FedEx has signed a five-year deal to use AT&T Wireless Services's next-generation network mobile data network to support new,...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    New chips to extend wireless LAN capability

    High-speed wireless LAN users may get more freedom and better security as Atheros Communications rolls out its second-generation...

  • March 11, 2002 11 Mar'02

    CEBIT preview: cutting ties with past as it goes mobile

    The annual CEBIT trade show, which kicks off in Hanover on 12 March, will be missing several familiar faces. Even Microsoft will...

  • March 06, 2002 06 Mar'02

    Wireless networking set to dominate Cebit show

    Wireless, high-bandwidth networking and storage are set to dominate next week's Cebit trade fair in Hanover, Germany - the...

  • March 04, 2002 04 Mar'02

    Palm's new colour PDAs go wireless

    Handheld computer maker Palm will launch its spring collection in the US today (Monday 4 March). New additions include the new...

  • February 25, 2002 25 Feb'02

    Nokia launches multimode radio card

    Nokia has introduced a multimode radio card that will allow users to access General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks and...

  • February 22, 2002 22 Feb'02

    3GSM: Joint venture unveils gateway router

    Ericsson and router vendor Juniper Networks have teamed up to create a router designed to help mobile operators migrate from...

  • February 21, 2002 21 Feb'02

    Orange offers GPRS services for business

    Mobile phone operator Orange has launched business GPRS services that will allow users to access Microsoft Outlook e-mails and...

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    3GSM: Ericsson and Juniper unveil new router

    Mobile phone maker Ericsson and router vendor Juniper Networks have teamed up to create a router designed to help mobile...

  • February 20, 2002 20 Feb'02

    3GSM: Check Point launches GPRS firewall

    Check Point Software Technologies will unveil its first product for securing data-centric mobile-phone networks at the 3GSM World...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    3GSM: mm02 first to launch Wireless Pocket PCs

    British Telecommunications' former mobile arm mm02 will be the first to offer customers Microsoft's Pocket PC 2002 Phone Edition...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    3GSM show dominated by software and services

    Giant Software Marketplace might be a more appropriate name for the 3GSM World Congress, which opens in Cannes today (Tuesday 19...

  • February 19, 2002 19 Feb'02

    Japanese PC makers to support Microsoft's Mira

    Four of Japan's major PC makers have signed up to support Microsoft's Mira technology, which allows users to access their Windows...

  • February 15, 2002 15 Feb'02

    Survey reports soaring demand for 802.11

    Wireless LANs that use the IEEE 802.11b and 802.11a standards saw their worldwide revenue grow by 21% in the fourth quarter,...

  • February 13, 2002 13 Feb'02

    Wireless LANs in US govt tests

    Sandia National Laboratories, the US government research organisation, has begun testing wireless LANs to determine whether they...

  • February 12, 2002 12 Feb'02

    Palm releases OS 5 beta

    Palm has released a beta-test version of its upcoming Palm OS 5 operating system, which is expected to include expanded security,...

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    First XScale-based PDA set for CeBIT launch

    Fujitsu Siemens Computers is expected to be the first vendor to launch a PDA based on Intel's next-generation XScale processor.

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    New products give Bluetooth a new chance

    Peripherals manufacturer TDK Systems Europe has launched a Bluetooth product for the Compaq iPaq that gives iPaq users access to...

  • February 05, 2002 05 Feb'02

    Philips talks up low-cost wireless chip standard

    A standard for low-voltage, low-power chips for wireless devices will push the concept of ubiquitous computing from theory to...

  • January 24, 2002 24 Jan'02

    WLan weakness exposed

    Tens of thousands of UK businesses need to reconsider their use of wireless networking technology or risk exposing commercially...

  • January 22, 2002 22 Jan'02

    Philips makes USB work without PCs

    USB may come to rival Bluetooth wireless technology thanks to a new chip that allows devices with USB ports to be directly...

  • January 22, 2002 22 Jan'02

    Toshiba rings up Bluetooth at the checkout

    A Bluetooth-based system has been developed to allow shoppers to use their mobile phones to communicate with cash registers.

  • January 16, 2002 16 Jan'02

    MmO2 to offer PDA phones

    Mobile phone operator mmO2, formerly British Telecom's mobile division, will distribute the Handspring Treo, a combined mobile...

  • January 14, 2002 14 Jan'02

    Palm releases Bluetooth software development kit

    Handheld computer developer Palm has launched a test version of a software development kit (SDK) for Bluetooth, allowing...

  • January 08, 2002 08 Jan'02

    Gates puts Microsoft at heart of digital home

    Microsoft chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates previewed new technologies for Windows XP at the Consumer Electronics...

  • January 08, 2002 08 Jan'02

    Wires not included with next CE

    Wireless connectivity using the 802.11 and Bluetooth standards and a small memory footprint are among the highlights of Windows...

  • January 03, 2002 03 Jan'02

    Sonera launches 3G service in four cities

    Telecoms operator Sonera has launched a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) service in Finland's four largest...

  • January 02, 2002 02 Jan'02

    Wireless LAN slow in getting from b to a

    Wireless LAN could well be stuck at 802.11b for some time yet, according to Intel.

  • November 29, 2000 29 Nov'00

    Bluetooth could interfere with Lans



    Users considering the implementation of Bluetooth wireless personal area networks (WPans) into environments containing wireless local area networks (WLans)...

  • November 22, 2000 22 Nov'00

    HP unveils new Wap management tools



    Hewlett-Packard has announced new software to manage Wap servers using its Openview Network management suite, writes Will Garside.

    The Smart...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    Wap usage: Planes, phones and automobiles



    So your globe-trotting executives want to change their itineraries in mid-journey and need to check that their revised schedules still fit with corporate...

  • November 15, 2000 15 Nov'00

    Symbian gambles its future on take-up of 3G



    Handheld operating system developer Symbian claimed to have reached a major milestone last week. The company, which was formed by Ericsson, Nokia,...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Is it too soon for Bluetooth?

    The launch of a new Bluetooth server next month has IT pundits asking whether it is too soon to create a server market for the...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Mobile's missing links

    Mobiles that can pull content off the Web in moments and run video-based killer applications? Don't you believe it, says Sanjay...

  • November 01, 2000 01 Nov'00

    Intel boycotts Bluetooth for own wireless comms

    Intel has launched a set of wireless PC peripherals that uses its own short-range wireless communications technology rather than the emerging Bluetooth standard.

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Bluetooth-enabled server is launched



    Daniel Thomas

    The first Bluetooth enabled access server has been released by Red-M, a subsidiary of Madge Networks.

    The Red-M 3000AS access...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Wap to warn of train delays



    Daniel Thomas

    Railway operator Connex this week launched a service offering real-time information about delays and cancellations to...

  • October 25, 2000 25 Oct'00

    Wap may yet dominate the world



    Despite well-publicised shortcomings over its speed and lack of proper testing, Wap services are set to have half a billion users by 2002. Its legions of...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    Into the blue

    Wireless communication within buildings is not just in sight, it's developing in leaps and bounds. So is this the end of the line...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    When your best friend is your mobile

    Asia is way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to wireless - the only two people in Hong Kong who don't have mobile...

  • October 04, 2000 04 Oct'00

    E-business awards: Mobile award



    Fast movers in the mobile age

    Innovations in mobile communications technology create new opportunities for e-business, which is why the...

  • September 27, 2000 27 Sep'00

    Seeing is believing in the video age

    Recent developments in mobile technology have shown the viability of video phones, writes Antony Savvas.

  • September 06, 2000 06 Sep'00

    Content Management: A many faceted thing

    Everyone is a publisher in the e-business world, says Nick Booth.

  • August 30, 2000 30 Aug'00

    Building the one-stop content shop

    How can retailers manage data flow across multiple channels which embraces not just product and price details but also images,...

  • August 09, 2000 09 Aug'00

    Bluetooth won't impact the enterprise until 2002



    Matt Burgess

    The much-hyped Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology will not make a significant impact on enterprise computing until 2002,...

  • July 12, 2000 12 Jul'00

    Cutting loose

    The mobile computing revolution is upon us with network carriers and hardware suppliers playing for the very highest stakes. If...

  • July 05, 2000 05 Jul'00

    No Bluetooth printer until demand rises, says Lexmark

    Printer supplier Lexmark says printers will not take advantage of Bluetooth short-range wireless communications technology, for...

  • June 28, 2000 28 Jun'00

    BT Cellnet in WAP row

    Users and rivals have accused BT Cellnet of locking firms in to its own wireless application protocol services, and not allowing free roaming of the mobile Internet

  • June 14, 2000 14 Jun'00

    End-to-end encryption provides Wap security

    New technology from Tivoli unveiled earlier this week promises to deliver end-to-end encryption from a Wap handset to back-end...

  • May 31, 2000 31 May'00

    BTCellnet launches always-on mobile service



    Guy Campos

    Business users of mobile phones are to be offered failsafe and substantially faster connections to their intranets from this...

  • May 17, 2000 17 May'00

    Bea to link Web transaction server to Nokia Wap server

    Future versions of Bea's Web Logic server will support the wireless application protocol (WAP), providing a way for businesses to...

  • May 17, 2000 17 May'00

    Users told: you can't expect Wap to work on your mobile



    Users have been warned that supporting the Wap standard is no guarantee that their Wap service will be compatible with commercially available handsets and Wap...

  • May 17, 2000 17 May'00

    Ericsson's prototype Comunicator displayed at conference



    Future perfect Ericsson demonstrated a prototype Communicator platform at the Mobileexpo conference last week in Birmingham. Designed for integrated...

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    Industry forum unites under the Wap banner

    Financial industry forum will help companies offer Wap-based services

  • May 10, 2000 10 May'00

    Wap site flaws may hit services



    Cliff Saran

    A UK test of wireless application protocol (Wap) sites has revealed fundamental implementation flaws that would cause...

  • May 03, 2000 03 May'00

    Thistle Hotels launches Wap reservation service



    Caroline Davis

    Thistle Hotels has launched a Wap service that will allow customers to get directions to hotels, check availability of...

  • May 03, 2000 03 May'00

    GPRS billing solution for BT Cellnet services

    BT Cellnet says it has found a solution for charging its customers for GPRS mobile services, writes Antony Savvas.

  • April 26, 2000 26 Apr'00

    Content is key to Wap bank success



    Bill Goodwin

    Online financial services hoping to gain customers by offering banking over mobile phones will have to provide slick content to...

  • April 19, 2000 19 Apr'00

    Schlumberger Sim card opens up world

    Mobile phone users will be able to roam between GSM and TDMA networks using a new Sim card from Schlumberger

  • April 12, 2000 12 Apr'00

    Nokia sent Vodafone faulty Wap phones

    Vodafone has confirmed that it was sent faulty Wap (Wireless Application Protocol) phones by Nokia, writes Antony Savvas

  • April 12, 2000 12 Apr'00

    Prudential offers Wap services



    Prudential is the first UK insurance company to offer its services over a wireless application protocol (Wap) network. Prudential is following in the...

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    IBM aims to dominate Wap market with WebSphere

    IBM unveiled a wireless intitiative last week that promises to deliver Web applications and content to multiple wireless devices,...

  • March 22, 2000 22 Mar'00

    Bluetooth devices yet to bite

    A Bluetooth conference held in London last week confirmed that practical applications for this technology are still a long way...

  • March 15, 2000 15 Mar'00

    Waitrose to offer mobile shopping service



    Bill Goodwin

    Waitrose has become the first British retailer to go live with a service that will allow customers to order goods from...

  • March 08, 2000 08 Mar'00

    How will Wap work for you?

    Bill Gates might see it as the 'coming technological revolution' but what will wireless technology mean for users? Computer...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Wap firms face court over patent



    Antony Savvas

    The future development of Internet content across the mobile phone network could be slowed as a result of a patent...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Motorola committed to Wap-enabled products



    Antony Savvas

    Motorola used CeBIT to announce its commitment to providing rich data content on its mobile products.

    The company launched...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Wap market is limited, says Ericsson

    As Nokia was launching its three new Wap-enabled phones, Ericsson was trying to deflect criticism over the scarcity of its own...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    NEC prototype notebook is first to use Bluetooth

    NEC has developed a prototype notebook computer that could be the first to use the Bluetooth short-range wireless data...

  • March 01, 2000 01 Mar'00

    Nokia introduces three new Wap models to meet rising demand

    Nokia launched three new Wap mobile phones at CeBIT in an attempt to alleviate the pressure created by users demanding the scarce...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    Euro GSM body makes peace with US



    Antony Savvas

    Intercontinental mobile phone interoperability took a step closer last week thanks to the European-based GSM Association...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    Nokia sets mobile agenda



    Caroline Davis

    The chief executive of Nokia expects replacement handsets to make up 80% of the Finnish mobile communication giant's sales next...

  • February 09, 2000 09 Feb'00

    Domino access via Wap phone

    Users of R5 Lotus Domino databases will soon be able to read them via a Wireless Application Protocol (Wap) phone

  • February 02, 2000 02 Feb'00

    Sim allows 3G take-up



    An alliance of mobile telecoms suppliers believes it has found a solution to the profusion of third generation mobile phone standards, by adding new...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Firms fail to live up to their speed-to-market claims

    Most suppliers claim to be moving over to "Net time" in their approach to the time it takes to bring a product to market; and the...

  • January 19, 2000 19 Jan'00

    Bluetooth set for roll-out delay



    Antony Savvas

    Bluetooth short-wave radio technology - which is set to be used by millions of mobile phones and laptop computers to send data - has...

  • January 12, 2000 12 Jan'00

    Consortium to put e-cash on phones



    Cliff Saran

    A German-led consortium is developing standards that will lead to mobile phones carrying electronic cash and operating as...

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