Posts Tagged ‘network’
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Research in Motion (RIM) has announced the launch of their new Blackberry Bold 9780 smartphone. A mobile phone with lots of improvements over it’s 9700 and 9000 series counterparts.
The Bold 9780 will not be a slide-out handset like the Blackberry Torch 9800. It will have a traditional configuration with a front facing screen and QWERTY keyboard. One of the best improvements on the 9780 is the new 5 megapixel camera and flash. It will also come with the newest version of the Blackberry operating system (OS 6) installed.
Cell C has revealed plans to launch the new 9780 Bold in South Africa in March. It is supposed to retail in the R4999 to R5299 range. Cell C is South Africa’s third cellular network operator behind Vodacom and MTN.
Vodacom has also confirmed that they will be launching the Blackberry 9780 Bold on their network, but they are yet to provide a date. It is not known if the MTN network will also be carrying the 9780 Bold.
Keep coming back and we will keep you informed at Unlockology.com.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
In a similar move to what the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government did, Indian senior government officials have placed hurdles in relation to the requirements needed for encrypted enterprise information transfer.
RIM the maker of Blackberry’s has been assured, by the Indian government, that lawful access requirement for communication services will be applicable nationwide and will also affect other mobile handset makes such as Nokia, Samsung, Apple, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson and Google Android, that also sell their products in the Indian marketplace.
Blackberry uses BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server), BIS (Blackberry Internet Service), and BBM (Blackberry Messenger) software to deliver information between networks and across different worldwide platforms. This information flow is encrypted and proprietary to RIM. The Indian government wants the ability to intercept and decipher these communications, but RIM which is based in Canada claims that it is not possible to grant full access.
India gave RIM until Jan 31st, 2011 to meet the new government standard of providing lawful interception of these highly encrypted consumer services. RIM in a company statement has said that it has provided the Indian government with a solution that can intercept and decipher BBM and BIS messages. It has yet to provide a solution for BES.
As always we will keep you posted here on Unlockology.com.
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
Movistar is one of the largest mobile cellular network providers around the world. It is owned by Spain’s Telefonica Moviles. It’s forte is in the Spanish speaking markets around the globe. It has a large footprint in the Latin American marketplace. Movistar is also the largest cellular network service provider in Spain. It biggest competitor is the America Movil Group, which has a strong foothold in Central and South American markets under the Claro, Telcel, Porta and Comcel brands.
Telefonica began using the Movistar brand in Spain in 1995. It was not until 2005 when Telefonica acquired many of the Bellsouth wireless networks that the Movistar brand was introduced in most of Latin America.
In 2005 Telefonica acquired British based O2 Communications. However, O2 continues to use the O2 brand and maintains separate operations in the Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010
Etisalat is a telecommunications service carrier with operations in eighteen countries, located mostly in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Etisalat’s headquarters are in Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates) with offices in Dubai. As of 2009, Etisalat was ranked as the world’s thirteenth largest wireless service provider, with more than 100 million people as customers. It is also ranked as the 6th largest corporation in terms of market capitalization and revenues in the Middle East.
Etisalat is also a regional Internet hub for the Middle East. Etisalat’s wireless networks cover Blackberry, 3G, GPRS and voice roaming. It also operates POP Points of Presence (locations where carriers can terminate services and provide connections into a local network), in Paris, London, New York, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Singapore.
Etisalat was founded in 1976. It was know as (more…)
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Based in Germany, T-Mobile is the German cellular mobile network carrier, owned by Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile operates numerous GSM networks in Europe and the United States. T-Mobile also partially owns other cellular networks around the world. T-Mobile is ranked seventh in the world in terms of subscribers.
In 1989, West Germany’s state owned postal monopoly Deutsche Bundespost, reorganized. The telecommunications unit was consolidated under a new Deutsche Bundespost Telekom. This was renamed Deutsche Telekom in 1995, and the company was privatized in 1996.
The first generation networks were operated under the C-Tel name. In 1992 T-Mobile introduced GSM on the 900 MHz frequency. The old C-Tel network was operated as C-Netz under a subsidiary called DeTeMobil. Eventually, D-Netz (T-D1) and DeTeMobil were rolled in under the T-Mobil name. T-Mobil introduced SMS messaging in 1994 and a pre-paid cellular service in 1997. It was not until 2002 that T-Mobile change the brand from T-Mobil to T-Mobile, which was more acceptable in all the countries it was expanding into.
Recently T-Mobile UK formed a joint venture with (more…)
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
The new Blackberry Pearl 2 3G was officially introduced during the 2010 Blackberry WES (Wireless Enterprise Symposium) show in Orlando, Florida. The completely redesigned Blackberry Pearl 2 9100 has a new look and is filled with new features. From what we heard here at Unlockology, the Blackberry 9100 Pearl will be available in the United Kingdom on the Vodafone UK wireless network.
The 9100 Pearl still remains a smaller version of the classic line of Blackberry phones. But donâ€™t let the smaller size fool you. The 9100 Pearl is powerful and compact and is packed with powerful features that allow you to multitask. Switching back and forth between web pages, BBM and other open apps like Facebook or Twitter, is easier than ever.
A new feature is (more…)
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
AT&T Inc. is the biggest provider of landline telephone service (telephony) in the United States. The company also provides high-speed Internet services and television services over their broadband network. In the USA, AT&T is also the second largest provider of cellular & mobile phone network services. Verizon Wireless is the leader in the United States when measuring the number of wireless network subscribers.
AT&T began as Southwestern Bell Corporation. The name was changed in 1995 to SBC Communications. Then in 2005, the AT&T name began to be used after the purchase of AT&T Corporation by SBC Communications. AT&Tâ€™s history dates back for more than a century. AT&T used to have a monopoly in the United States telephone market until 1984 when after loosing an antitrust suit; the American government broke up the company.
The irony of today’s AT&T is that it very much like (more…)
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
LIME is a cellular mobile network provider owned by Cable & Wireless Communications Plc, a British based conglomerate. The company was formed by integrating all of the Cable & Wireless operated businesses across the Caribbean. Cable & Wirelessâ€™ history in the Caribbean dates all the way back to the 1880â€™s. In 2008, the company was rebranded under the LIME name. LIME offers telecommunications services and an array of other services.
Beginning in 2003, the company operated mobile telecommunications services under the bMobile brand, but rebranded them under the LIME name in 2008. The name L.I.M.E. is an acronym and stands for: Landline, Internet, Mobile, and Entertainment.
LIME operates across (more…)
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Verizon Wireless (Cellco Partnership) is a wireless cellular network provider that owns and operates the largest telecommunications network in the United States, based on subscribers. Its headquarters are in Baskin Ridge, New Jersey. It is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and British multi-national cellular mobile network operator Vodafone Group Plc. Verizon Communications owns 55% and Vodafone Group owns 45%. In 2009, Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel Wireless helping expand Verizonâ€™s Wireless network and establishing Verzion as the largest wireless network provider or carrier in the USA.
Verizon is a combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile, NYNEX Communications, Airtouch Communications, PrimeCo Communications, and (more…)
Monday, April 19th, 2010
Vodafone Group Plc is a British multinational cellular mobile phone network operator. Its headquarters are in Newbury, England. Based on revenue, Vodafone is the largest cellular mobile network in the world. Vodafone operates its own mobile carrier networks in 31 countries and is a partner in networks in 40 other countries. Based on the number of subscribers, Vodafone is the second largest mobile network provider in the world, behind China Mobile. In the United States, Vodafone owns 45% of Verizon Wireless.
Vodafone began in 1982 as Racal Electronics Plc, a UK based cellular network. In 1991 Racal Telecom adopted the Vodafone name. In 1997, Vodafone introduced the Speechmark logo, a quotation mark in a circle. Vodafone is still using this logo today. It is meant to represent conversation. (more…)