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.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
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.
Is this techlogy better that the one motorola uses for CDMA