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KDDI, Sharp readies June launch of solar handset

| May 26, 2009 | 1 Comment
KDDI, Sharp readies June launch of solar handset

KDDI and Sharp has unveiled a new solar power-enabled mobile phone for this summer. The SH002 Solar Phone model is part of the KDDI’s summer product line-up and is scheduled for release on 6 June 2009. The model is marketed as the world’s first water-resistant model with an integrated solar panel. According to this post […]

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Amazon's solution for massive data transfers – snailmail

| May 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

To overcome the bandwidth constrains on today’s network, which obviously has not kept pace with the surge in data storage volumes, Amazon Web Services, one of the first providers of commercial cloud computing and storage services, has found a novel channel for its customers to send massive data loads into its infrastructure – the US […]

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Cisco’s smart grid vision, challenges

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cisco Systems this week announced its entry into the smart grid sector with a strategy to adapt its products and services to add intelligence into core electricity grids currently operated by power utilities and energy services companies. According to Dirk Schlesinger, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group’s managing director for Asia Pacific and global lead for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: In Korea, Mobile Billing Services for Various Invoices Save 27,000 Trees in Just One Year

| May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

UNEDITTED PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF HILL & KNOWLTON: IT technologies of mobile phone operators take the lead in saving trees – These days, checking mobile phone bills online and receiving them via email is very common everywhere and has become one of the most effective solutions of green IT, reducing paper use and protecting forests. […]

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Japan to build massive cloud infrastructure for e-government

| May 13, 2009 | 1 Comment
Japan to build massive cloud infrastructure for e-government

By CommsDay International In a document that outlines a Digital Japan Creation Project, dubbed the ICT Hatoyama Plan, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications revealed plans to build a massive cloud computing infrastructure to support all of the government’s IT systems. Called tentatively the Kasumigaseki Cloud, the new infrastructure will be built in stages […]

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IEEE, Intel get involve in smart grid standards

| May 12, 2009 | 0 Comments
IEEE, Intel get involve in smart grid standards

By CommsDay International There’s good news on the smart grid standards front as the industry body that defines much of the standards for data networking is now getting involved. The IEEE, better known for setting standards such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi, has announced an initiative know as IEEE 2030, dubbed as a guide for smart […]

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Cisco and San Francisco Partner on World's First Urban EcoMap Pilot

| April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – April 22, 2009) – As part of Earth Day, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and the City and County of San Francisco today announced Urban EcoMap, an Internet-based tool that enables cities around the world to provide smarter climate change information for their citizens. For the first time, Urban EcoMap gives […]

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Intergis claims 15-20% mileage reduction for customer's fleet

| April 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

New Jersey-based Intergis LLC says that use of its mobile resource management and logistics technologies has led to a reduction in the number of miles travelled by the fleet of one of its customers by up to 20%. American Signature Furniture (ASF) has reaped significant ROI and reduced emissions using the company’s Visual Control Room […]

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Charting the future of mobile infrastructure sharing

| April 10, 2009 | 0 Comments
Charting the future of mobile infrastructure sharing

By CommsDay International The recent announcement by Vodafone and Telefonica to share components of their mobile network in strategic markets in Europe will result in further outsourcing in the mobile, resulting in billions of dollars of potential savings, according to analysts and market researchers. Following the Vodafone and Telefonica announcement, which includes the sharing of […]

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Canadian startup taps NSN for remote asset tracking app

| April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Canadian startup, iMetrik, has built an M2M remote asset tracking application using simple mobile radios and Nokia Siemens Networks’ Subscriber Data Management platform. The application is powered by a mobile radio that is attached to any form of mobile asset, such as vehicles, which then relay information via the cellular network to any number […]

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