Feeds

MS, BT, AT&T strike global wireless broadband deal

At last - Redmond scores a biggie

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Seven Steps to Software Security

One of the major deals Microsoft was hoping Bill Gates could announce in February was finally rolled out today - a triple alliance with BT and AT&T covering broadband mobile data. Microsoft's contribution will be its wireless data services platform, which will allow consumer and business applications to be deployed on AT&T's and BT's wireless networks. Effectively, the system will be a further development of the Microsoft-BT mobile data trials that have been taking place this year in the UK and Sweden. In Europe, BT and its partner networks will ultimately use UMTS broadband for the services, but in the run-up to this it'll use GPRS. In AT&T TDMA land, it'll use the existing Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) network, or the higher speed Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE). The net effect should therefore be, promises the announcement, "seamless global roaming capabilities and high-speed wireless IP services." Trials are intended to begin this Autumn. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.