Back in 2003, Research In Motion (RIM) suffered its first legal setback when a U.S. district court ruled in favor of NTP in its patent infringement suit. At the time, the court stayed an injunction until after appeal that would have prevented RIM from making, using or offering its handhelds, services or software in the United States, the company's dominant market.
WASHINGTON—Regulators and lawmakers have been working to move the digital television transition forward in the last few weeks, but ultimately the effort to clear broadcasters from potential new advanced wireless services frequencies is still academic for most in the wireless industry. The FCC last month ordered that digital TV makers must equip 50 percent of their new large TVs with digit
In the wireless industry, you might build it and customers might come, but the bigger question is whether they will return. In this era of number portability, carriers have to sign up subscribers to their networks and they also have to keep them satisfied. There are numerous business cases for the use of customer relationship management (CRM) for wireless networks, focusing on customer care, bi
Convergence has been one of the telecommunications industry's buzzwords in 2005, especially with talk about triple plays that bring various communications networks together. Convergence implies a coming together, but it also is an expansion. An example from the manufacturing side was the announcement by the world's No.
WASHINGTON–Carriers are carefully considering whether to mark an important milestone with great fanfare or a quiet nod. For the first time, the telecom industry is anticipating official word that the number of wireless subscribers has surpassed the number of wireline phone subscribers. The FCC was set to release its twice-yearly local competition report in late June.
Virgin Mobile USA is releasing its first advertising campaign aimed exclusively at the U.S. Hispanic community.
Scores of companies are making news at the 11th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) gaming conference in Los Angeles this week. E3 is being held May 18-20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
MontaVista Software has been there, done that, but it said it's getting even better at what it does. Case in point: The software company today announced the release of its MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) 4.0.
Sprint Nextel has launched a new tool that will enable customers to determine their cell phone's signal strength in a particular location. The Power Network Coverage Tool gives customers access coverage maps, which can zoom down to the street address level.
Texas Instruments announced the second quarter likely will be a bit rosier than previously anticipated. The largest maker of chips used in cell phones said increased demand for its chips is responsible for the revised forecast.
Tatara Systems, Amp'd Mobile, InfoSpace, Metro One Telecommunications, Alltel Communications, U.S. Wireless Online, Aperto Networks, Sputnik, Microsoft, T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless International, China Unicom, China Mobility Solutions, Proxim Corporation, VBrick Systems, AMX Corporation and ICOA.
Alltel Wireless is expanding its push-to-talk (PTT) handset portfolio with the introduction of two new handsets from LG Electronics MobileComm USA. The LG AX390 and AX355 both support Alltel's Touch2Talk-branded PTT service.
Motorola signed an exclusive content deal with Shanda Interactive in China. Separately, the handset manufacturer said its board terminated its shareholder rights plan, or its "poison pill" clause.
NTT DoCoMo reported a 2.7-percent up-tick in first-quarter revenue, but the Japanese operator suffered a 21 percent year-over-year decline in net profit. 3G FOMA subscribers picked up during the quarter, according to the company.