TelecomDirect News Daily Update - February 15, 2006

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Medical Teleconferencing Shifts to Telepresence

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Medical teleconferencing technology is quickly moving into its next phase -- telepresence. At the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, cutting edge telecom technology is allowing global consultations during surgery in real time. Barrow staff members recently designed and built the MedPresence Conference Room, an "immersion...

Profiles of Age 30+ Mobile Voice Users

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Wireless carriers, handset vendors, and application developers have built large businesses around several assumptions: -- Voice revenues will steadily deteriorate as voice becomes a commodity among wireless carriers-- Mobile applications such as music, video, and picture messaging will shore up those sagging revenues -- 3G networks...

WiFi VOIP: How Safe?

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Just as vendors prepare the first generation of dualmode cellular and WiFi mobiles for launch later this year, the wireless security community is starting to turn up threats to 802.11 VOIP handsets in the field. The Wireless Vulnerabilities & Exploits site, a repository of -- surprise! -- wireless security threats, has posted a...

Virgin Mobile Promises First "Real" Cell Phone TV

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Virgin Mobile has signed up for BT's Movio broadcast digital TV and radio service for mobile phones, a deal that will apparently make it the first carrier in the world to offer IP packet-based TV on the tiny screen using standard Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) technology. "Virgin Mobile customers will be the first people in Europe to...

U.S. Technical Giants Face Lawmakers' Questions Over Role in China's Internet

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WASHINGTON -- A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday that China's efforts to manipulate the Internet have increased in the last year, 'sending a chilling message to Internet users.' James Keith, the State Department's senior adviser on East Asia, testified at a House International Relations subcommittee hearing at...

Wireless Mesh Test Gets Underway

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In the first comprehensive test of wireless mesh networking gear, sponsored by Light Reading and carried out by testing firm Iometrix Inc., three of the leading companies in the municipal mesh networking industry are having their gear put through the paces at a specially constructed test bed in South San Francisco. (See Wireless Mesh...

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