Huawei CEO Says Company Has Exited U.S. Network Gear Market
Shared on December 04, 2013 written by fierce wireless under USAT Tech Talk
Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the company had decided to exit the U.S. network equipment market, according to media reports, because of continuing disputes between the U.S. and China and lingering concerns, which the company has called unfounded, that Huawei itself poses a security threat to the United States. In a rare media interview with French journalists on Nov. 25, Ren said that Huawei is "a private enterprise without any high-level political position," and that there are much bigger issues at play in U.S.-Chinese relations than the status of the company itself. "If Huawei is an obstacle to bilateral trade, then it's really not worth it," Ren said, according to a translated version of the Chinese interview transcript by NetEase and posted by ZDNet. "That's why we had decided to exit the U.S. market, so as not to be caught in the middle. Since then we've still been doing very well." Foreign Policy also had an extremely similar translation. "Anyway, our phones a...
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Device Provisioning Ė Is It Worth Paying For?
Shared on November 22, 2013 written by Russ Carrier under USAT Tech Talk
Just to be transparent, I work for a leading M2M distributor that provides cellular gateways and services. That said, I consult with customers across America every day. Some just want modems and others ask that I work with their carrier sales rep or engineer to activate and program the modems so they are ready to install when they arrive. It sometimes surprises me that the customers with larger IT resources tend to be the ones who request my pros handle the activation and provisioning. When I ask why, the most common answer is that their IT teams are so busy with projects and general network support and just donít need to take the time to review the steps necessary to get a cellular gateway ready to deploy. Many of the smaller customers are concerned about the price of provisioning and elect to take it upon themselves. All too often this leads to post-sale calls asking for manuals and advice, and ultimately delays in their projects, and adds cost. All too often, customers de...
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Mobile Broadband Networks For Banking
Shared on November 22, 2013 written by USAT under USAT Tech Talk
Mobile Broadband Networks for Banking Business Continuity What to do when even the smallest amount of downtime is too much. In the financial services industry, network downtime is unacceptable at any level. You might think you donít have to worry about it with 99.95+% T1 connectivity. But if youíre not at 100%, youíre at risk for downtime. And what happens if a construction accident, thunderstorm or other unforeseen disaster severs your T1 line? Challenge: No downtime. No way. Non-stop availability Ė The financial services industry requires always-on network connectivity. Even if downtime is limited to .05%, or just a few hours a month, thatís little comfort if it happens right when a customer needs to conduct a transaction. Productivity pressures Ė Itís not just connectivity with customers and others thatís at risk. If you follow the trend toward moving office applications to the cloud, what if your connection goes down? You could suffer significant productivity losses. ...
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The CalAmp Fusion's Robust WiFi Can Save On Airtime Costs
Shared on November 13, 2013 written by USAT under CalAmp Industry News
Is your city looking for a way to save costs by using WiFi as well as cellular for your first responder communications strategy? Here is an interesting twist from CalAmp on mobile communications for municipalities or armed force bases that have excellent WiFi communication infrastructure build-outs already in place within city/town/base limits. The CalAmp Fusion mobile router offers a concurrent WiFi access point and WiFi client. This provides the ability for Wireless LAN enabled devices to connect to the WiFi Access point and for that access point to back-haul to the muniís existing WiFi backbone, where available. If WiFi is not available, the CalAmp Fusion can connect via the public cellular networks insteadóand yes, broadband 4G LTE is available on the CalAmp Fusion. In areas where there is a robust municipal WiFi backbone available this strategy is beneficial by both reducing cellular airtime plan data consumption and expanding the connectivity footprint for a base, town or ...
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ExpressM2M Outperforms All Other M2M Data Plans
Shared on October 25, 2013 written by USAT under USAT Tech Talk
M2M Data Plans from ExpressM2M ExpressM2M is a cellular service provider that is designed for M2M applications. ExpressM2M has a variety of M2M Data plans for whatever your need may be. The pricing for these plans can be viewed here. ExpressM2M offers more then just service, it is a full suite of M2M services not found with any other source. See the chart below to understand all the advantages ExpressM2M Service offers: More About ExpressM2M: Express M2Mô is a service provided by USAT Corp. which offers a single source for M2M communications equipment, deployment, airtime, management and support. USAT Corp's Express M2Mô service leverages the cellular data network offered by Verizon Wireless. USAT and Verizon Wireless deliver a streamlined approach to deploying and supporting standalone 2G/3G/4G-LTE network devices that are widely used to provide wireless connectivity. Express M2Mô shortens the time to intelligent cellular modem deployment which results ...
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