Forget the talk of all the so-called BlackBerry killers, at least for now. Research In Motion (RIM) is forging ahead with more rollouts, this time with Cingular Wireless and its 7130c at “consumer-friendly prices.”
Get ready for some “football.” In case you haven’t heard, the 2006 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Germany tomorrow, and wireless companies will be on hand to showcase their wares.
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited, signed an agreement to acquire the Finland-based Saraware Oy in an all-cash deal.
The USA Mobility Board of Directors unanimously approved a special cash distribution of $3 per share of common stock, an aggregate amount of about $82 million. The distribution will be paid on July 21 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2006.
Wi-Fi Alliance, Info Directions, Total Call International, Analog Devices, Integrant Technologies, AskMeNow, Research In Motion, InfoSpace, Palm, O2 and Glenayre Messaging.
Wisair, Helicomm, Conexant Systems, UltraCell, Westell Technologies, Alvarion, picoChip, Ember, RFMD and Freescale.
AXCESS International, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions and real-time location systems (RTLS), is touting a solution for managing and securing critical computer assets that hold privacy data.
Covergence secured $15 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Globespan Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.
Qualcomm says it has completed successful field tests using voice over IP (VoIP) over a cellular network.
NetHawk released a solution for the testing of unlicensed mobile access (UMA). The company says the solution can be scaled and equipped to suit the needs of network manufacturers and operators.
There's no denying that VoIP is a reality and it will impact wireless as well as landline carriers. Still unresolved is how big an effect VoIP will have and whether it will have a negative or positive impact. A recent survey of 131 large enterprises by the consultancy Deloitte shows that two-thirds of the companies already are using VoIP or have it in active evaluation.
A task group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) may decide this month what the future of Wi-Fi will be, although for some companies the future is already here. As often happens with technology standards, some manufacturers hit the road with products before the standard was fully baked.
TLA stands for a "Three-Letter Acronym." There is a plethora of TLAs along with acronyms of four, five or more letters. TLAs and the others are usually thought up by the folks working on a new technology, concept or device, and their use tends to spread like wildfire, especially at industry conferences.
Verizon Wireless' advertisements for its new V CAST service promotes not only the latest in mobile TV content, 3D games and music downloads, it also prominently features state-of-the-art 1XEV-DO handsets. Cingular Wireless' latest promotions highlight the company's coverage and signal strength as well as its latest devices, such as the carrier's exclusive Motorola RAZR V3 camera phone.
Behind every great wireless provider, there is a plethora of "behind-the-scenes" services that interoperate to make a successful business. Billing systems, customer care platforms, activation processes and distribution channels are all critical to the success of a wireless provider. But does every MVNO need to procure these backoffice systems, or can they be outsourced to another firm? The flu