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News Briefs for July 6, 2006

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola, TeliaSonera, Zingy, Equitrac, Time Technologies, BSG Clearing Solutions North America, VoiceLog, Telephia, uReach Technologies, Nortel, Proxim Wireless Corporation, Tensilica and PnpNetwork Technologies.

Whither Thou Goes, Will WiMAX Follow?

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The wireless infrastructure market is changing in a dramatic, yet subtle way. Blame it on Sprint.   Now that Sprint has jumped on the WiMAX bandwagon, you’re seeing a whole lot of interest in that technology among companies involved in wireless infrastructure. Among these is Nokia, an on-again, off-again member of

Verizon Offers Families a Chaperone

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless became the latest carrier to add a family tracking service to its portfolio. The company today debuts Chaperone, a service designed to help parents locate their young children.

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Qualcomm, Nokia Continue Patent Spat

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Qualcomm and Nokia are still at it. This time, Qualcomm filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Nokia has infringed on six Qualcomm patents.

Tzero Takes Cables Down to 0

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A cable-free home networking system? That’s what Tzero Technologies, a 3-year-old Silicon Valley company, aims to help deliver with the introduction of its ultrawideband (UWB) chipset for OEMs.

MobiTV, IPWireless Develop Mobile TV Solutions

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

MobiTV and IPWireless plan to develop next-generation mobile TV delivery solutions that combine unicast and multicasting technologies, and they hope to unveil delivery of MobiTV over TDtv to mobile handsets during the first half of 2006.

Short Code Program to Expand

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

CTIA and NeuStar say they'll expand the Common Short Code program.

Sprint Sending Black History Month "Textoids"

February 27, 2007 11:28 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel plans to bring Black History Month education to the texting generation.

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Midwest Sale Pays Off for U.S. Cellular

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

U.S. Cellular's decision to shed its Midwest Wireless stake will result in payments of more than $100 million to the wireless service provider. The company has already collected $95.1 million from the deal.

UTStarcom Explores its Options

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

Looking to preserve shareholder value, UTStarcom announced plans to study its strategic options. The wireless equipment company has contracted Merrill Lynch to assist in the process.

Nokia Completes gate5 Buy

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

Nokia is delving deeper into the location-based services space by completing its purchase of gate5. Nokia plans to leverage gate5's navigation software for its multimedia computers.

Walkman Phone Bolsters Sony Ericsson

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

Sony Ericsson latest quarterly results portray the company as a seasoned player. The company reported a 42 percent jump in sales during the third quarter and shipments of nearly 20 million handsets.

T-Mobile Offers mylo a Hot Spot Home

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

T-Mobile USA is jumping on board the Sony mylo bandwagon. The carrier has agreed to offer 12 months of free access to its T-Mobile HotSpot service for all owners of the Wi-Fi-enabled personal communicator device.

NTT DoCoMo Expands Handset Suite

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

In an effort to stay competitive, NTT DoCoMo has revealed details about 14 new 3G FOMA handsets it is adding to its portfolio. The new offerings consist of the 903i series, Simpure series and N902iL.

Verizon Readies Detroit Network for Big Game

February 27, 2007 11:27 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it has fine-tuned its network in Detroit to handle additional wireless call volume leading up to and including Tuesday's big All-Star baseball game.

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