Topics Mobile Tech News Tuesday, April 23

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


Microcell Launches GPRS Service Across Canada
Posted: 08-Apr-2001 [Source: Microcell press release]

[Service launched one month ahead of schedule and is available to all Microcell subscribers coast to coast.]

Montreal, Canada -- Microcell PCS today announced that Microcell Connexions Inc. has completed its 2.5G General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) wireless data implementation on its network across Canada. Accomplished one month ahead of schedule, the launch rolls out over Microcell's complete network, covering the majority of the Canadian population, and reaching all users of the Microcell network coast to coast. This accomplishment represents an important step in Microcell's drive to deliver innovative data services to travellers and mobile professionals.

"Users of the Microcell network will be the first to benefit from the 'one network, one world' power of a combined GSM voice and GPRS data service," said Mr. Alain Rhaume, President and Chief Executive Officer of Microcell PCS. "A number of service providers, including of course Fido, using the Microcell network will soon introduce GPRS-based services to their customers."

"Microcell Connexions is helping Canada to be one of the first markets in the world to offer widespread network GPRS coverage," said Mr. Rajiv Pancholy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Microcell Connexions. "We believe users of new high-speed data services will expect these services to travel with them. More than 45 million cross-border trips are made between Canada and the United States each year, and many of those trips are being made by business travellers. With GPRS, users of the Microcell network can immediately move into the express lane of mobile connectivity."

"We have been successful in our carrier interoperability testing GPRS with VoiceStream Wireless," explained Mr. Alex Brisbourne, Vice-President and General Manager, Business Development, Microcell Connexions. "Now, this means that Canadians travelling to over 4,000 cities in North America can have the benefit of data connectivity without the hassles of calling cards and special cables. What's more, customers are telling us they want to pay for what they use, not for where they use it. With GPRS, we're delivering that now."

Microcell's wireless network is based on the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) digital protocol -- the most widely deployed wireless standard in the world. GPRS is a new wireless technology standard that supports fast point-to-point communication through devices that enable an 'always on' Internet connection. An over-the-air system for transmitting data on GSM networks, GPRS technology converts wireless data into standard Internet packets, enabling interoperability between the Internet and Microcell's GSM network.

The GPRS method of transporting data optimizes network capacity by using bandwidth only when it is needed. In addition, several data transmissions from different users can share the same channel. The end result is next-generation technology that will allow end-users to cost-effectively remain connected constantly, and to send and receive data much faster.

More...

Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen

LG G3 LG G3

HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2019 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com