• May 30, 2007 30 May'07

    Managed mobile services

    In this managed mobile services series, Dan Taylor examines managed services for device management, email, enterprise applications, and cellular telephony. It concludes with a best practices guide.  Continue Reading

  • May 29, 2007 29 May'07

    Interop 2007: Mobile highlights

    Mobile and wireless highlights from Interop 2007 included mobile broadband, 4G, unified communications and convergence.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    Near Field Communication (NFC)

    Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity standard (Ecma-340, ISO/IEC 18092) that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they're touched together, or brought within a few centimeters of...  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07


    Galileo is the informal name for the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a system that will offer users anywhere in the world "near pinpoint" geographic positioning when it becomes fully operational by 2008. Designed to be ...  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    Over the Air (OTA)

    Over The Air (OTA) (or Over-The-Air) is a standard for the transmission and reception of application-related information in a wireless communications system.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    MEO satellite (medium earth orbit satellite)

    A medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite is one with an orbit within the range from a few hundred miles to a few thousand miles above the earth's surface.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    mobile satellite services (MSS)

    Mobile satellite services (MSS) refers to networks of communications satellites intended for use with mobile and portable wireless telephones.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio)

    Also see Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR).  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07


    Mobitex is a wireless network architecture that specifies a framework for the fixed equipment necessary to support all the wireless terminals in a packet-switched, radio-based communication system.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    helical antenna

    A helical antenna is a specialized antenna that emits and responds to electromagnetic fields with rotating (circular)polarization.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    wireless service provider (WSP)

    A wireless service provider (WSP) is a company that offers transmission services to users of wireless devices (handheld computers and telephones) through radio frequency (RF) signals rather than through end-to-end wire communication.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    downlink and uplink

    These terms should not be confused with downstream and upstream.  Continue Reading

  • May 28, 2007 28 May'07

    IrDA (Infrared Data Association)

    5IrDA (Infrared Data Association) is an industry-sponsored organization set up in 1993 to create international standards for the hardware and software used in infrared communication links.  Continue Reading