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Green Linux and Green Telecom – Where do they intersect?

By Glenn SeilerGreen, green, everything is green. It is spring now, the hills around Silicon Valley are bright and green and everything in the yard is in full bloom. Even in our jobs everything is green in these times. You can’t watch TV or listen to the news or read a press release without hearing about Green. And of course…

The Telecom Consortia Alphabet Soup

By Glenn SeilerWhat do they all mean and how are they different… I often get asked what is the difference between the LiMo Foundation and the Open Handset Alliance, or what is the difference between the SCOPE Alliance Carrier Grade OS and Carrier Grade Linux or the difference between SAF and OpenSAF on the infrastructure side of the business. Unless…

Mobile phones clear for take-off?

By Paul Parkinson A few months ago I commented on some of the technical developments in passenger in-flight systems ('In-flight Internet access...and mobile phones too?'). In recent weeks, there have been some rapid developments, not on the technical front, but in terms of regulation and operation, with announcements from the UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom and the European Commission. On the…

In-flight Internet access… and mobile phones too?

By Paul Parkinson I read a business article in the Economist ('Mobile Phones on planes - Your call') during the Christmas holidays about the current developments in passenger in-flight systems, specifically the provision of Internet data access and the potential to support mobile (cell) phone voice calls during flight. The article reports on trials of a Wi-Fi data service by…

The Check is in the Mail, Do No Evil and Other Matters of Trust

By Jason Whitmire All will agree that mobile Linux suffers from fragmentation today, and that fragmentation •    creates significant challenges to Linux adoption in mobile phones (lack of interoperability et. al.)  •    presents barriers to innovation •    increases the carrier cost to Linux terminal deployment. For Linux to succeed in the mobile market, we need to minimize…

Open Handset Alliance and LiMo – Why both initiatives are here to stay

By Jason Whitmire It's easy to take the fragmentation of the mobile phone industry for granted. With over 40 different proprietary and Open Source Middleware and Application Frameworks addressing Ultra Low Cost, Entry, Feature and Smart Phone market segments, software costs have exploded and are expected to hit some 25% of the entire Bill of Materials on a mobile phone…

The Emergence of the Femtocell

By Paul Tingey Amongst all the news (and some would say hype) about Fixed Mobile Convergence, there is another market dynamic being played out which may lead to an alternative form of change. Fixed-to-Mobile Substitution (or FMS) aims to increase the proportion of calls made from traditional 2G/3G mobile handsets at the expense of those made from other devices such…

Why Integrity Customers Get Free Support from Wind River

By Warren Kurisu Previously, our CMO John Bruggeman blogged  about the importance of Service  and Support for Linux.  He called it the killer app for Linux. We recently announced our new VxWorks and Wind River Linux platforms, which integrate the Wind River Advanced Networking Technologies.  This technology portfolio is a best-of-breed combination of technologies developed by Wind River and those…

Carrier Grade Linux version 4.0 specification is released

By Paul Tingey Last week saw Carrier Grade Linux take a further step forward with the release of the latest version of the specification. The CGL 4.0 document, released on 26th February 2007, is the result of work by individuals in many organizations and heralds a new level of collaboration between all those involved in the Carrier Grade equipment business.…

The naked truth about using the phone

By Paul Tingey Telecoms can be a somewhat dry subject at times so when I recently tripped across a news release which made me giggle I decided it was my responsibility to share it with you. BT recently carried out a survey (Starkers Talkers) asking what British people did while they were using the phone. Most interesting (in a purely…