Greater spending on wireless than wireline: In-Stat
New research from In-Stat, a US-based high-tech research firm, indicates that in 2006 US businesses of all sizes will spend more on wireless voice services than on wireline voice.
Amateur radio service is once again under attack. While most recently some of its spectrum was being reallocated for other services (RoW, Dec. 14/05), interference from broadband over powerline (BPL) communications is being cited this time as a potential major inhibitor of continued amateur radio services.
The convergence between fixed and mobile telecom services begins to pick up steam as network equipment vendors start showing off technology that lets mobile phone users jump from cell phone networks to Wi-Fi networks and vice-versa. Industry observers say the advancement could affect the way mobile service providers go about their business.