Orange Taps Kodiak for European PTT Launch
Jan 13, 2004, 3:11 PM by (staff)
European carrier Orange today announced plans to deploy Push-To-Talk (PTT) service in 10 European countries this year, starting with the UK and France during the second quarter. Orange will use RTX technology from Kodiak Networks to power its "Talk Now" service. Unlike competing VoIP systems, RTX uses standard voice channels to provide industry-leading setup and latency times. The initial hardware offered will be the Treo 600, with ruggedized and traditional consumer phones from multiple manufacturers to follow. At least one U.S. CDMA carrier is also planning to deploy Kodiak PTT technology.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
AT&T Offering Push-to-Talk API to Businesses
AT&T today announced a slew of improvements to its enhanced PTT service. Most notably, AT&T has released an API that will let developers add PTT communications directly to their business's dispatch operations.
AT&T: Our 5G Network Will Be 100 Times Quicker than LTE
AT&T today revealed its plans to test and eventually deploy 5G wireless technology, which it says will offer performance 10 to 100 times faster than today's LTE. AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G in its labs during the second quarter of the year, with field tests to follow over the summer months.
Is this techlogy better that the one motorola uses for CDMA