Syntonic, a Seattle-based mobile services provider, has announced a partnership with Vodafone India and Airtel India to offer free data and gaming to the world’s second largest smartphone market, specifically those using Androids.

Freeway by Syntonic offers a way for mobile users to freely access apps, games, and other content without impacting their allotted data.

The Freeway by Syntonic application is now available on the Google Play Store for smartphone subscribers on the leading Indian mobile carriers, including Airtel India, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, and Reliance Mobile. Inaugural publishers participating in this launch include Reliance Games, the mobile gaming division of the Reliance Entertainment-Digital Group; Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer, publisher and exclusive distributor for premier game developers such as Electronic Arts; and Zapak Digital Entertainment, India’s largest online casual gaming site.

Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, has deployed Nokia's virtualized router technology in a live network for improved delivery of Telefonica's global telecommunication services. In particular, Telefonica said it is augmenting its IP infrastructure with the deployment of virtualized Provider Edge routers (vPE) to increase its network reach, accelerate deployment of its enterprise virtual private network (VPN) services, and extend its service offerings to new points of presence within Spain and to new countries. 

P3 Group announced the launch of a new drone program in the United States that promises to increase the speed, safety, and accuracy of its radio frequency (RF) analysis and reporting for the wireless industry.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) will initially be deployed by P3’s interference hunting team, which tracks down and eliminates sources of RF interference that can result in everything from minor static and dropped calls to interruptions in vital data connections and throughput. P3 will assign a two-person team to each drone -- a pilot to fly it via remote control and an engineer to monitor the live data stream to look for interference issues. Common sources of interference include Wi-Fi routers, LED signs and billboards, security cameras and even florescent lights, P3 said.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced its CellEdge Software Defined Radio (SDR) small-cell-over-satellite solution, for delivery of 3G and 4G coverage to underserved or unserved areas.

Gilat said its CellEdge SDR is designed for the growing need of delivering high quality broadband and voice services to remote and rural regions. Gilat’s small cell solution is tightly integrated with satellite backhaul, which the company said optimizes bandwidth capacity and reduces bandwidth cost.

This Software Defined Radio platform supports both 3G and 4G services simultaneously and enables seamless migration from 3G to 4G, when required. CellEdge SDR is currently available worldwide for 3G and 4G services with several installations underway including the recently announced project with the Australian telecommunication leader, Optus.