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Survey: Top Mobile Game Downloads

February 27, 2007 11:05 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

M:Metrics reports that during the month of March, 4.9 million (2.7 percent) of U.S. mobile subscribers downloaded a game and 45 million (24.2 percent) played a game they had previously downloaded or that came installed on their devices.

Q1 2006 – Top U.S. Venture Capital Investments

February 27, 2007 11:05 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Name Industry Amount ($M) Amp'd Mobile Telecommunications $111.0 ITA Software Software $100.0 Microbia Biotechnology $75.0

U.S. Mobile Phone Sales Hit $2.3B in Q1 2006

February 27, 2007 11:05 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Bucking the traditional seasonal drop in the first quarter after the holiday rush, The NPD Group says mobile phone sales to U.S. consumers in the first quarter of 2006 reached 34.8 million units and sales of nearly $2.3 billion – a year-over-year increase of more than 11 percent. NPD's "Mobile Phone Track" shows that Motorola continued to ride the success of its popular RAZR handsets:

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EV-DO Zooms into Denver

February 27, 2007 11:05 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

DENVER--Fast cars spell fast networks, at least in the Mile High City this weekend. Sprint formally launched its new EV-DO network in Denver today, just in time for the Grand Prix of Denver races through downtown streets.

Mobile Marketing Ad Budgets Rising

February 27, 2007 11:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS–It has been a familiar mantra over the past few months – brands and advertisers are flocking to mobile, ready to pour marketing dollars into this nascent channel. But now mobile marketing gurus at this week’s Mobile Marketing Summit offered some hard numbers to back up those claims. Tom Burgess, CEO of Thir

InterDigital Makes Revenue Predictions

February 27, 2007 11:04 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

InterDigital Communications Corporation expects revenue for the second quarter 2006 to be in the range of $291 million to $293 million.

T-Mobile Embarks on UNE Journey

February 27, 2007 11:04 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—A number of wireless carriers are considering wading into turbulent regulatory waters to get a grip on better backhaul circuit pricing. One carrier already has taken the plunge, while others wait and watch. T-Mobile USA has asked the FCC to reconsider its rules on pricing unbundled network elements, or UNEs, in incumbent wireline company networks so that it can compete more eff

One Tier 2 Carrier Opens the Internet

February 27, 2007 11:04 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

When it comes to wireless data, the Tier 1 wireless carriers usually are the ones that get all of the attention, especially as they roll out their nationwide 3G networks. But the smaller carriers are playing in the same ballpark, albeit at a regional level and at a slower pace. While the larger carriers were launching WAP services back in 1999, many of the smaller ones sat on the sidelines.

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Smaller Operators Mull 3G Upgrade

February 27, 2007 11:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Smaller operators typically join the bandwagon quickly when it comes to technology upgrades, but last month Tier 2 operator Alltel broke that tradition. The company launched 1X EV-DO technology in three markets and beat Tier 1 operators Sprint, Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile USA to the 3G game. But don't expect other Tier 2 or 3 carriers to follow Alltel's lead.

Rural Consumers Want High-Speed, Too

February 27, 2007 11:03 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

With Tier 1 wireless carriers building out nationwide networks, the market for roaming revenue has declined, forcing rural carriers to grow revenue through value-added services such as high-speed wireless Internet. Fortunately, rural wireless consumers are interested in high-speed wireless Internet just as much as their city-dwelling counterparts, notes predictive analytics firm Compete.

IBM a Repeat Performer in AIM

February 27, 2007 11:03 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Worldwide application integration, middleware (AIM) and portal new license revenue totaled $6.7 million in 2004, a 5.8-percent increase from 2003 revenue of $6.3 billion, according to Gartner. IBM again held a commanding lead in the worldwide AIM industry, with 37.2-percent market share in 2004. IBM was the market leader in application servers, portals, message-oriented middleware (MOM) and tra

Analysts Show Optimism for 1Q

February 27, 2007 11:03 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Merrill Lynch analysts say they're optimistic the first quarter of 2005 will produce solid results for wireless companies. Their first-quarter highlights cite improved churn (estimated at 2.3 percent) at Cingular Wireless, a relatively stable pricing environment and continued adoption of data services.

New Features Stir Underwhelming Emotions

February 27, 2007 11:03 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Mobile phone users have mixed feelings about up-and-coming handset features, reports research firm In-Stat, a sister company to Wireless Week. According to a proprietary survey of cell phone users, features that resonate well are Wi-Fi- and Skype-enabled handsets, voice activation for text input and mapping and traffic apps.

Combating Fuel Fatigue

February 27, 2007 11:02 pm | by LibYork Stauder | News | Comments

Need some gas relief? No, this time the answer's not spelled R-O-L-A-I-D-S. When it comes to combating out-of-control gas prices, the simple solution is as close as your cell phone. With per-gallon prices rising well above the $3 mark in some areas of the United States, drivers suffering from fuel cost sticker shock can now figure out where the cheapest gas is located – without driving a

Feeding the Competitive Spirit Daily

February 27, 2007 11:02 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

An after-work run with the boss could be a little intimidating for some people. But when the afternoon run is with a world-class athlete and member of the NFL Hall of Fame, a run could be downright scary. Since joining CTIA in May 2001, Chris Guttman-McCabe, CTIA vice president of regulatory affairs, has worked on high profile issues involving spectrum, regulatory mandates and homeland security.

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