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Comarco releases new cell phone test system
Comarco Wireless Test Solutions has introduced a new mobile wireless test system that it claims is the industry’s first dual calling-module system. The Seven.Five Duo can easily switch from evaluating network performance in an in-building or pedestrian environment to drive testing of cellular networks.
Nortel Networks receives order from Western Wireless
Nortel Networks Corp. has received a US$90-million order from Western Wireless to deploy wireless infrastructure equipment to expand the operator’s coverage across the western United States. Under this agreement, Nortel will deploy CDMA-based equipment. This is the second contract Nortel has signed with Western Wireless since May when the companies agreed that Nortel would deploy GSM equipment. The GSM deployment will help Western Wireless subscribers roam onto other GSM providers’ networks.
Globalstar Canada has followed the lead of its parent company and slashed rates on long-distance airtime and roaming rates in a bid to become more competitive in the international market. The international rate cuts follow a decision last year to decrease rates on domestic plans (RoW, Sept. 3/02).