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Dobson Taps Former Nextel Exec

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Dobson Communications named Steven Dussek as its president and CEO. The company hopes to capitalize on Dussek's operating experience.

America Movil Captures Wireless License

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

America Movil, Latin America's largest wireless operator, successfully bid for a wireless license in Peru. The company becomes the fourth operator to be granted spectrum in the country.

UTStarcom Dips on Delayed Results

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

UTStarcom shares faltered following news the communications equipment maker plans to delay its results for full-year 2004 and restated results for 2003. The stock dipped 11 percent at one point during noon-hour trading.

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Rural Carriers Call on Intrado

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

SureWest Wireless and Immix Wireless have turned to Intrado to help them deliver E911 services to their respective base of customers. Terms were not disclosed.

CellStar Inks Samsung Distribution Deal

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Samsung has turned to CellStar to distribute two of its CDMA handsets in Mexico. The deal calls for CellStar to deliver handsets to Mexican carrier Unefon.

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Alamosa

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alamosa Holdings is breathing a sigh of relief following a U.S. District Court dismissal of a pending class action lawsuit against the Sprint PCS affiliate.

News Briefs for March 31, 2005

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Jamdat Mobile, DataViz, Microsoft, Eloqui Wireless, InterOP Technologies, Gemplus International, Axalto, T-Mobile International, Research In Motion, Wherify and 5G Wireless Solutions.

Have Your Lawyer on Speed Dial

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

In the 1939 film, "At the Circus," Chico Marx utters the quintessential line about the legal profession as he plays Antonio Pirelli: "You know what I say. Whenever you got business trouble, the best thing to do is to get a lawyer. Then you got more trouble, but at least you got a lawyer." As I scan the news wires and court releases, it seems the wireless industry has lots of lawyers and lots o

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WiMAX Camp Gears Up for Trials

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Equipment makers and network providers are banking that wide-area WiMAX technology will rival cable and wireline broadband services in market size and opportunity, opening up a competitive third pipe that reaches millions of customers worldwide. WiMAX faces one of its first real-world tests in South Korea, through SK Telecom, KT (Korea Telecom) and Hanaro Telecom, as those companies begin this

Looking Under the Hood of VoIP

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Elliott Drucker | News | Comments

VoIP – the transmission of voice telephony using packet data Internet protocols – is arguably the hottest telecommunications technology right now. One reason is it has high visibility in the consumer space. Companies such as Skype and Vonage offer worldwide long-distance VoIP calling for a fraction of what even the most aggressively discounted conventional carriers charge.

New Regional Players Jump into Wireless

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

It may seem odd that in 2005, new regional wireless carriers are still popping up in a sector that some may consider saturated, but in reality, regional carriers can serve a valuable purpose, not only for an underserved market segment, but for national carriers as well. Nex-Tech Wireless and Revol are two of the newest entries in the regional carrier market.

Mobile Wallet Still in the Pocket

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

The move to turn wireless phones into mobile credit devices got a boost last month in Asia, but don't expect the same to happen in the United States any time soon. Japanese carriers and credit card underwriters in Asia formed a mobile wallet alliance last month. JCB Co., the largest credit card underwriter in Japan, and wireless providers KDDI and Vodafone banded together to push QUICPay, a sys

Wireless Plays Supporting Role in Networx

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON–Wireless is destined to become a bigger part of a massive government communications contract that a number of telecommunications carriers now are bidding on, say officials involved in the process. Dubbed Networx, the General Services Administration's (GSA) system is huge. Essentially, it is the U.

Post-Auction Speculation Begins

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-With the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction at an end, not only do bidders now have to put their money where their bids are, but people are starting to wonder how the spectrum will be used.

American Tower Plans Restatement

February 28, 2007 12:42 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Although an internal review is still ongoing, American Tower Corporation announced it will restate select financial results for full years 2001 to 2005, plus the first quarter of 2006.

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