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Talk Between Devices

By Nikhil Chauhan Ever wondered what it would be like without access to ever increasing means of connection? Thanks to social networking sites that I am now in touch with my friends who used to exchange bicycles while riding to my fifth grade class. In the past decade or so, we have come a long way. The social norms have…

Open Source Symbian and the Inescapable Truth of Product Lifecycles

By Jason WhitmireThe announcement one year ago that Symbian will be open sourced under a license free platform in 1HCY10 was heard around the world. If we are to believe game theory, the motivations behind this move are not a non-zero sum game but rather one of rational choice by its major stakeholders. But what does Open Source Symbian really…

OpenSAF Developer Days 2009

By Glenn SeilerI just returned from the second annual OpenSAF Developers Days. This was a two-day event that included discussions on the latest developments in the project, some of the new standards that have been defined by the Service Availability Forum and the project's road map plans for the next release. The event was hosted by Huawei at their corporate…

Multicore and Unicore Virtualization

By Mark HermelingSometimes I get a chance to browse the web a bit, trying to find interesting tidbits. I ran into the following post from Hollis Blanchard. Hollis is an active participant in the world of virtualization, particularly on the Power architecture. Hollis makes a point that I have been trying to get out as well: virtualization is clearly technology to…

Carrier Grade Starts with Finding and Fixing Software Defects Before Deployment

By Jessica SchieveDid you know 25% to 50% of deployed device failures are due to software defects? This statistic should be nowhere near this high, considering there are a few very good solutions out there today to help reduce the number of defects in software code. In the networking and telecom industry, if equipment fails and brings down the network…

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…