Testing and getting certified on the network

Testing and getting certified on the network

Despite grand pronouncements by industry players to open networks and infuse wireless into all manner of electronic gewgaws, the actual down-and-dirty process for testing and certifying new wireless devices has remained relatively unchanged in recent years. And this situation exists despite the billions of dollars invested in wireless data networks and the market’s clear evolution[…]

MPEG LA Announces Progress in Facilitation of LTE Patent Pool License

MPEG LA Announces Progress in Facilitation of LTE Patent Pool License

(DENVER, CO, US 11 May 2009) MPEG LA, LLC, world leader in alternative one-stop patent licenses, today announced that it has made significant progress working with a group of interested companies to facilitate creation of a joint patent pool license for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) Standard for mobile telecommunications. MPEG LA’s efforts, started last[…]

fring accelerates mainstream accessibility with third round funding

fring accelerates mainstream accessibility with third round funding

LONDON – 30 April 2009 – fring™ (www.fring.com), the leading mobile Internet community and communication service, today announced the successful completion of its third round of funding to accelerate fring’s growth, openness and business activities. All previous fring investors participated in this round including U.S. based North Bridge Venture Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Veritas Venture[…]

Conclusion

Conclusion

It is clear that the main drivers for location are wireless carriers and the vendors they use for branded, premium navigation services. What is uncertain is the role third party application developers will play in fostering innovation and changing the business model. There may be a few that truly revolutionize the game, possibly by providing[…]