New software opens a window into cellular links

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Here's the puzzle: Your police cruisers have Windows laptops with cellular cards. When they drive northbound on a specific highway, everything is fine, but when they go southbound, they're plagued

Published on: June 9th, 2012 John Cox

Videotron set to launch wireless in Quebec

Videotron Ltd., which plans to announce its cellular wireless service on Thursday, will be a viable competitor to Bell Canada Enterprises Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. in Quebec, a Canadian telecommunications

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Ericsson predicts 50 billion networked devices

In 20 years, 50 billion devices with microprocessors will be connected to networks, many of them wirelessly, a senior executive with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) said Friday.When you walk around, you encounter

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

LTE wireless devices to come in all shapes and sizes

The continued progress of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) was one of the biggest trends at Mobile World Congress this week. Besides modems, vendors showed netbooks and portable Wi-Fi hotspots that are compatible with LTE. USB

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Mikael Ricknas

Hacker demos GSM cell phone call eavesdropping

A security researchers say that the phones using Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) can be listened in on with just a few thousand dollars worth of hardware and some free open-source tools.In

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Robert McMillan

DAVE Wireless raises more money

Cellular carrier DAVE Wireless Inc., which is not offering service yet, announced Dec. 18 it has raised an additional $75 million.The Toronto-based company, which spent $243 million in 2008 on Advanced Wireless Spectrum

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Greg Meckbach

Globalive Wireless goes live

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.’s Wind Mobile cellular service opened for business Wednesday in Toronto, offering four wireless handsets plus a USB wireless data stick for laptops, with unlimited data plans and voice plans

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Greg Meckbach

Globalive to offer BlackBerry Bold 9700

Globalive Wireless Management Corp. announced Tuesday it will offer wireless service for Research in Motion Inc.'s BlackBerry Bold 9700 phone under the Wind Mobile brand. The move comes less than a week after Industry Minister Tony Clement over-ruled the

Published on: December 15th, 2009 greg meckbach and howard solomon

Go for Globalive: Cabinet overrules CRTC

To the surprise of some telecom industry analysts, Ottawa has overruled the federal telecommunications regulator by finding that Globalive Wireless Management Corp. meets Canadian ownership and control requirements under law.In a press conference Friday, Globalive

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Howard Solomon