When Verizon Wireless unveiled its EV-DO powered V CAST content service last month, it introduced a raft of glitzy video and music content. But the carrier also added a new dimension to its gaming strategy: titles that for the first time sport true 3D graphics. Many see Verizon's move as a dimensional leap forward for the gaming industry, putting in play mobile games to lure in a larger audienc
This year started off on a good note for wireless content, especially for wireless gaming. And players in this burgeoning space have good reason for optimism. From their own financial reports to carrier reports that show a rising tide of data average revenue per unit (ARPU), indications are that 2005 could hit some high notes.
Wireless content and distribution is maturing, which is evident in the gradual consolidation of infrastructure service companies. The evolution hasn't been so much a dramatic as a gradual one, as the big fish gobble up the small fry. One of those companies is VeriSign, which made its name in digital security and Internet domain naming and directory services but recently has been edging more and
The consolidation of U.S. wireless operators is causing other companies to retool their business strategies. For many vendors, fewer carriers mean fewer customers, and that, in turn, means a severe dip in business and revenue. But for RF engineering and integration companies, these carrier consolidations actually are boosting business.
In an innovative twist on mobile advertising, Virgin Mobile USA today debuted a new service dubbed "Sugar Mama" that lets subscribers earn airtime minutes by viewing and providing feedback to a short, text-based advertisement.
WASHINGTON--Wireless carriers are cautiously optimistic about working with newly confirmed FCC commissioner Robert McDowell and the now fully staffed FCC.
News of an internal review and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe into American Tower's stock option practices has resulted in the filing of a securities class action lawsuit as well as a shareholder derivative lawsuit against the company. Both suits were filed in Massachusetts.
Despite media reports that Verizon Communications is working to hammer out a deal with Vodafone to take control of the European operator's stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin reiterated his position that the company remains satisfied with its stake in Verizon Wireless.
The LG-Nortel venture has attracted another customer. The JV teamed with SK Telecom to launch a handset-based next-generation high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in cities across southern Korea. The companies are touting the launch as an industry first.
Given the rise in counterfeit mobile devices and accessories, Nokia announced plan to step up its efforts to thwart counterfeiters. The news comes on the heels of a Florida court awarding the No. 1 global handset manufacturer more than $1 million in damages in its case involving the trafficking of counterfeit Nokia products.
Wireless antenna manufacturer SkyCross got a shot in the arm through an investment from Intel Capital, Intel Corp.'s investment arm. Although the value of the agreement was not disclosed, the companies have agreed to collaborate in developing mobile video applications together with selected voice and data initiatives.
Telus, Secure Digital Container, Digital World Services, Tecore Wireless Systems, Ozura Mobile, Brightpoint, European Consulting and Computer Business, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, InfoSpace, Cingular Wireless, GTC Telecom Corporation and Solectek Corporation.
Leap Wireless International continues to expand its footprint through spectrum buys. In its latest deal, the wireless company is snapping up wireless licenses in North and South Carolina.