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CTIA Calls for E-911 Deadline Extension

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

CTIA believes a federal deadline requiring 95 percent of all handsets operating on carrier networks offering location-based services (LBS) needs to be extended. The Dec. 31 cut-off date will put consumers at a disadvantage, the organization said in a filing with the FCC.

Sprint Affiliates Complete Union

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The iPCS, Horizon PCS merger is complete, creating the second largest Sprint PCS affiliate behind Alamosa Holding, which recently merged with AirGate PCS. The combined company will operate under the iPCS name.

News Briefs for Sept. 15, 2006

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, The Wireless Foundation, NTN Buzztime, Vodafone Italy, Fastweb, Orange France, Option, Turkcell, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Motorola, CellStar Corporation and Total Call Mobile.

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Briefs...Emerging Technologies Flash E-newsletter, September 15, 2006

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | News | Comments

The CDMA Development Group, CSR, Heavy Reading, Anadigics, LG.Philips LCD, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel.

Mobile Heavyweights Eye Next-Generation Wireless

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

A group of seven mobile operators from around the world have come together to propel wireless beyond current 3G technologies. The newly formed Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) initiative plans to work with wireless standards bodies to achieve its goal.

Top Global Router Supports 4G Migration

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Top Global announced its MobileBridge supports the move to 4G Mobile WiMAX by linking 3G and 4G networks with wireless LAN (WLAN) and LAN. At launch, the MobileBridge router supports Korea’s WiBro, which is based on the IEEE 802.16 standards, the company says.

Qualcomm Honors Wireless Data Achievements

February 28, 2007 1:57 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless data solutions for the enterprise are advance, as evidenced by the solutions offered by the winners of Qualcomm’s fourth-annual 3G A-List Awards. Award recipients must offer solutions based on 3G CDMA standards, Qualcomm says.

Google Continues Wireless Push

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS--Google continues to make inroads into the wireless world. The Internet wunderkind, which has been doing SMS search on mobile phones for some time, has started building out municipal Wi-Fi networks, and reportedly plans a nationwide wireless Internet access network.

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Samsung Shows the Way for WiMAX Handsets

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS--The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) could be subtitled "The Future is Now." And if you think mobile WiMAX is in the future, Samsung is making it real at CES.

V CAST Music Garners Supporting Cast

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | News | Comments

It appears a cast of thousands is supporting the launch of Verizon Wireless' new mobile music service, V CAST Music, including The Orchard, WiderThan, Samsung and SanDisc.

Quick Call for Cingular

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

In a week full of "firsts," Cingular Wireless is touting its status as the first carrier to complete a mobile data call using a 3.6 Mbps HSDPA device on its commercial 3G network.

Startup Finds IT on eBay

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

An Austin, Texas, startup is betting it will come out on top of the bidding wars on eBay. Three minutes before an auction is due to close, users who sign up for UnWired Buyer's alerts receive a call on their cell phone providing the latest details, such as the current bid amount and the time remaining.

New Congress, New Challenges

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Washington—It's a whole new ballgame for wireless issues in Washington. As Democrats reassume control of Congress for the first time in over a decade, a fundamental ideological shift could threaten wireless interests while boosting others, say wireless lobbyists. The leadership of important committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate could be filled with old Washingto

Flying Hot Spots

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

It sounded like a good idea at the time, but maybe it was just seven years ahead of the curve. When Boeing announced in 2000 that it would offer wireless Internet service on passenger jets, many people thought it made sense. Among them was Boeing, which expected to generate billions of dollars in revenue.

Scoring with Customers

February 28, 2007 1:56 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Nationwide carriers take great pride in their geographic expanse. Even Alltel Wireless, generally considered a regional operator, describes itself as the owner/operator of the nation's largest wireless network, a claim it makes thanks in large part to its roaming agreements with Verizon Wireless. But plenty of regional operators exist that take pride in serving their local communities.

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