Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some highlights of HP's TechForum 2010 in Las Vegas

I was just at Hewlett-Packard's TechForum 2010 in Las Vegas. Some rather interesting stuff for me as a mainly business journalist who writes more about the uses of IT than its technical details. Anyway, I threw together some highlights of the keynotes. Not my best video, shaky. The trip here was exhausting, up at 4:30 in Riga, then flying Riga-Copenhagen-Atlanta-Las Vegas for some 15 hours in the air, if not more.  At least I arrived a day early and could get some sleep, roam around Vegas, etc.

Here is the video:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Mobile Life Center in Kista looks for future services and apps

While visiting Sweden I had an opportunity to talk to two researchers at the Mobile Life Center, a research facility associated with the Royal Institute of Technology and the VIVNOVA innovation support program. I asked researchers Henriette Cramer and Mattias Rost to talk about their work.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

4G test launch in Liepāja, Latvia--A videoblog

Ingmārs Pūķis, a vice-president at Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) talks about the 4G mobile internet test launch in the coastal city of Liepāja, Latvia. Some days later, Bite signed a contract with China's HuaWei to upgrade its network for better 3G coverage (up to 21 Mbps) and make the network 4G-ready, confirming rumors I published on this blog in April.

Here is the video:

Friday, June 04, 2010

Latvian Mobile Telephone to launch 4G demo on June 7

Latvian Mobile Telephone (LMT) will launch a demonstration of 4G mobile technology on June 7, according to an invitation sent to the press.
According to information available to this blogger, the actual test network will be set up in another Latvian city, but announced at a press event in the capital, Riga.
Your blogger will probably be on site at the actual test location. 
LMT will be the first Latvian mobile operator to launch a 4G test with speeds up to 100 Mbps, although the others -- Tele2 and Bite, have indicated serious interest in deploying the technology.
LMT is 60% directly and indirectly owned by Sweden's TeliaSonera, which launched 4G in Sweden and Norway late last year.
A commercial launch of 4G in Latvia is several years off because of unresolved problems with licences and frequency allocation. 
Lattelecom, the fixed network operator owned 49% by TeliaSonera is also running a low-key project to explore 4G possibilities.