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2005: Make Or Break For MMS?

February 27, 2007 11:33 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The technology and content delivery mechanism known as multimedia messaging services, or MMS, was launched with much fanfare nearly three years ago. Infrastructure providers forecasted then that MMS would become the next generation of SMS, reaping vast new revenues for carriers. Like many technologies, however, MMS hasn't headed as quickly to market as some had hoped.

Consumers Catch The Nokia Experience

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Walk into any carrier store, independent retailer or big box electronics store and you'll find a selection of mobile handsets from a variety of manufacturers. What you won't find is one manufacturer's entire device lineup. That's one of the reasons behind Nokia's decision to expand its Nokia Experience Center concept from five to 25 locations in more than a dozen markets in the United States a

Reverse Logistics Fills Supply Chain Gap

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Gone are the days of the simple wireless handset. Akin to a small personal computer, today's cellular phones are sophisticated devices that do much more than just transmit voice calls over the network. But that complexity comes with a price. The more sophisticated the phone, the more likelihood that it will malfunction and require some sort of repair.

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Cingular Debuts On-Demand Video Service

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is rolling out Cingular Video, an on-demand wireless television video service, over its 3G network. RealNetworks is providing the technology to power the service, and for the first time will also manage the offering.

Verizon Wireless Takes TiVo Mobile

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless wants to make sure TiVo subscribers never miss one of their favorite programs by turning mobile phones into remote control devices that can set up television recordings from anywhere.

Sprint Touts Growth Prospects

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel believes it is on track to reach revenue targets above the industry's average growth rate for the next three years. The declaration comes as the carrier reiterated it plans to meet or exceed its $41 billion revenue target for 2006.

Nokia, T-Mobile International Launch HSDPA

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

T-Mobile International is using CeBIT as a backdrop for the unveiling of its high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in Germany this week. The network is powered by Nokia technology.

EarthLink, Google Go for San Fran Wi-Fi

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

EarthLink and Google quietly announced they have submitted a joint bid to build San Francisco's municipal Wi-Fi network.

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Fiberlink, T-Mobile Team on Secure Wi-Fi

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Fiberlink Communications and T-Mobile announced a partnership that will allow mobile workers to access the T-Mobile HotSpot network via Fiberlink’s mobile access software, Extend360.

InPhonic Reports 4Q Loss

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Shares for InPhonic fell sharply in aftermarket trading Tuesday on news that its fourth-quarter losses were even worse than company predictions.

Carolina on Cingular’s Mind

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless will spend nearly $400 million in 2006 to upgrade wireless service in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

Miss Movida To Be Crowned Tomorrow

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

There she is Miss Movida. Movida Communications, a pay-as-you-go wireless communications service catering specifically to Hispanic Americans, is sponsoring the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant tomorrow evening in Miami, where the first Miss Movida will be crowned.

News Briefs for Feb. 22, 2006

February 27, 2007 11:32 pm | News | Comments

NeoMedia Technologies, Sponge, Strix Systems, Accatel, Nextel Telecom, Oasys Mobile, Wireless Matrix, Azimuth Systems, Alpha Networks, Global Wireless Entertainment, Vodafone, Mobiltel, NFC Forum, MobileLime and Comarch.

Nextel, Sprint Vote for Merger

February 27, 2007 11:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

As expected, Sprint and Nextel Communications' shareholders voted to approve the planned union between the two companies.

Regional Carrier Taps Wireless Facilities

February 27, 2007 11:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless Facilities Inc. (WFI) has landed a $4 million network deployment contract from an unnamed regional wireless carrier.

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