DECT - A Simple Explanation and How We Can BenefitWritten by Jason Morris
DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications. Unlike analogue cordless phones that used to be frequent in many homes and businesses around world, DECT is a digital wireless communication technology that is through its advanced reliable infrastructure bound to make cordless phones even more common in businesses and homes around globe.
DECT formerly stood for Digital European Cordless Telecommunications standard. This is because technology involved was primarily developed by European companies. It was changed to reflect global acceptance of this cordless telecommunications technology.
DECT uses TDMA which stands for Time Division Multiple Access, to transmit radio signals, much same as Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). GSM is designed for mobile communications over longer distances, where as DECT has been designed especially with short distances and large user numbers in mind. Many of today’s modern cordless phones can operate in dual mode, giving user seamless DECT and GSM integration.
Below are five major applications of DECT cordless technology;
1. Cordless Private Branch Exchange (PBX) This allows companies to connect to a wired telephone company and then re-distribute their calls over a DECT cordless phone system through a radio antenna. Users could each have their own number and make use of all features of a fully functional PBX phone system. A DECT cordless PBX phone system would be especially useful to companies or organisations that have a large number of mobile employees, such as warehouses, hospitals and building sites etc. It is even possible to convert a wired PBX into a fully functional DECT cordless system with addition of specialist DECT equipment to your existing wired phone system.
Verizon Missing Out on Customers by not Allowing Third Party ContentWritten by Anthony Wayne
Third Party Mobile Content Prized by Cell Phone Users
By Anthony Wayne
Atlantic City, NJ – For years, nation’s largest cellular carrier, Verizon, has operated with a “walled garden” approach to mobile data services, meaning that it would not permit downloads of independent content to its customers. The walled garden, however, may soon fall down.
A recent survey by Handango found that third-party applications had a “strong influence” or “somewhat of an influence” on 69 percent of consumers’ decisions to choose their carriers and phone models. The survey of over 14,000 mobile content users found that ability to utilize third-party content was a “powerful influencer” in mobile phone decision making. The survey also suggests that users of mobile content are more satisfied and less likely to change brands or carriers.
Up until now, Verizon and Sprint have maintained their networks solely for its own mobile data content. This also applied to third-party use of premium SMS. Industry analysts, however, are now speculating that Verizon and then Sprint may soon permit use of premium SMS services on its network for third party content. Apparently, carriers are starting to realize that by not offering this service, it is akin to possibly losing millions of potential customers.