Intel looks to ultra mobile future

Chip giant Intel is betting that that ultra mobile internet devices will be the “next big thing in computing,” with the company making a significant push into the mobile space in 2008. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show, taking place in Las Vegas this week, Intel president and CEO, Paul Otellini, said that the world […]

WiMAX coming to Russia in 2008

Russian fixed line operator Comstar said Wednesday that it has tapped Intel to help it build out a mobile WiMAX network in the Moscow region. Comstar, which is majority owned by Sistema, the Russian conglomerate which also runs leading mobile carrier MTS, said it plans to launch the network before the end of 2008. The […]

Pipex brings WiMAX under Freedom4 brand

UK wireless broadband operator Pipex Wireless is rebranding its services as Freedom4 ahead of a expansion into Manchester. Building on its existing presences in Milton Keynes and Warwick, Freedom4 is now gearing up to roll out its commercial offering in Manchester. The operator provides WiMAX-based internet services with symmetrical upload and download speeds of up […]

Nokia, Intel to unleash WiMAX devices in 2008

WiMAX-enabled devices will be coming to town next year, according to a pact made between chip giant Intel and Nokia/Nokia Siemens Networks on Wednesday. The trio announced that they are testing interoperability across Intel’s forthcoming WiMAX silicon for laptops and mobile devices, Nokia WiMAX devices and NSN network kit. Nokia is to use Intel’s WiMAX […]

Microsoft calls for white space validation

Proponents of so called ‘white space’ broadband, Microsoft and Philips, are pushing US communications agency the FCC to acknowledge their tests proving that the technology does not interfere with TV broadcasts. In August, a collaboration of tech firms headed up by Google, Intel, HP, Microsoft, Philips and Dell, known as the White Space Coalition, submitted […]

Intel renews assault on mobile space

Chip giant Intel was preaching the “internet in your pocket” mantra on Wednesday, promising WiMAX, a greater impetus in mobile computing and a new plethora of web-enabled devices, form next year. Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobility Group, David Perlmutter, said […]

Intel backs KDDI WiMAX push

Japanese operator KDDI has teamed up with chip giant Intel, the East Japan Railway Company, kit manufacturer Kyocera, Daiwa Securities, and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, to invest in and create a joint venture to bid for a WiMAX licence in Japan. The Wireless Broadband Planning venture intends to bid for the 2.5GHz frequency band for […]

White space net box was broken

Microsoft has resubmitted its ‘white space’ broadband device to the FCC for testing, claiming that the original, which failed the test, was broken. Last week, a collaboration of tech firms headed up by Google, Intel, HP, Microsoft and Dell, and known as the White Space Coalition, submitted a gadget that can be used to receive […]

FCC nixes white space broadband

US communications regulator the FCC has thrown a spanner into the works of a plan to deliver broadband services via the white space between TV channels. A collaboration of tech firms headed up by Google, Intel, HP, Microsoft and Dell, had submitted the plan as the White Space Coalition. The coalition has developed a gadget […]

Intel ratchets up mobile Linux project

Intel has stepped up its venture into the mobile Linux space with the launch of, which is hosting the company’s Mobile & Internet Linux Project. Moblin is an umbrella, open source project focused on the development of Linux for Intel-based devices and will host various community-based projects such as Ubuntu’s Mobile and Embedded Edition, […]

Intel to unveil mobile device

As the Intel Develop Conference kicks off in Beijing, China, this week, expectations are high that the chip firm will unveil an ultra mobile PC platform based on Linux. The Intel Mobile Internet Device platform is believed to be an extension of the Centrino platform and will focus on tablet-style devices with around a 5″ […]

Nokia and Intel abandon 3G Centrino project

Nokia and Intel have scrapped plans to jointly develop integrated 3G connectivity for the chip giant’s next Centrino range of processors, codenamed Santa Rosa. Intel said in September that it was planning to integrate Nokia networking cards to deliver HSDPA access to notebook computers. The abandoned project would have integrated cellular wireless chip directly into […]

Intel offers “draft 802.11n” platform

US chip shop Intel, this week peeled the wraps off its shiny new 802.11n wifi platform. As the final 802.11n spec has not yet been signed off, Intel’s upgrade will join the ranks of other platforms based on the “draft 802.11n specification”. Unfortunately, analysts and researchers have long been warning consumers and businesses to put […]

DoCoMo, Intel pitch dual-OS handsets

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo on Wednesday published the first revision of its OSTI (open and secure terminal initiative) specification, allowing for the dual booting of operating systems on handsets. As has already revealed, the OSTI platform supports two domains, an ‘operator domain’ intended for personal use and a second domain, which DoCoMo envisions […]

Intel swings axe: cuts 10,500 jobs

Chip giant Intel is to cut 10,500 jobs, or 10 per cent of its workforce, by mid-2007, the company said late Tuesday. Intel announced plans for the restructuring following an analysis of the company’s structure and efficiency as it comes under increasing pressure from leading rival AMD. During the second quarter of this year, the […]

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