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Survey: Wireless Attracts 25 Million Subs

February 27, 2007 8:40 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless service penetration rate stands at 65 percent, thanks to the addition of 25.2 million new subscribers from June 2004 to June 2005, according to CTIA's semi-annual wireless industry survey.

China Mobile, VimpelCom Enlist Nortel

February 27, 2007 8:40 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nortel inked several deals, valued at $150 million, with China Mobile designed to ready the operator's wireless networks for 3G and increase capacity. The telecom equipment provider also landed a $3 million wireless support deal in Russia with VimpelCom.

Digicel Completes Spectrum Buy

February 27, 2007 8:40 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Digicel has received approval for its planned purchase of seven Cingular Wireless operations. The agreement allows Digicel to make further inroads in its service offering in the Caribbean and Bermuda.


Samsung Shows the Future

February 27, 2007 8:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The lead technology provider for Sprint's announced WiMAX network, Samsung, is showing off its latest wireless broadband technology at its annual 4G Forum on an island off the coast of Korea.

Motorola End-To-End WiMAX, Plus Cheaper CDMA

February 27, 2007 8:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola and Qualcomm recently announced some innovations in wireless chip designs, one for WiMAX and one for CDMA.

Call It Converged Messaging

February 27, 2007 8:39 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

When you talk about messaging, everyone’s Holy Grail has been to integrate all the various messaging forms into one service. There have been various attempts, and names, that fall under such umbrellas as Unified Messaging, Unified Communications and the like.

Infineon Demonstrates 2nd Generation GSM Single-Chip with Successful Live Phone Call

February 27, 2007 8:38 pm | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies announced that the first E-GOLDvoice chip produced in Dresden worked at the first attempt and has already been used to make phone calls on GSM networks. E-GOLDvoice is a highly integrated chip for mobile telephony, combining all of a mobile phone's essential electronic components in an area measuring 8 x 8mm.

AsicAhead Introduces New RFIC

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

AsicAhead NV, a wireless fabless semiconductor company, entered the WiMAX market with a single-chip programmable radio that can be reconfigured in the field to support multiple frequency bands, as well as all currently specified IEEE 802.16e bandwidth configurations.


Chile Testbed for WiMAX

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

Chile’s Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL) is deploying the first WiMAX network in the country using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 3500 platform. ENTEL will use its WiMAX network to offer voice and data services and extend broadband coverage to small and medium companies and corporate users in 14 cities.

picoChip Showcases WiMAX 16e Reference Design

February 27, 2007 8:37 pm | News | Comments

picoChip, developer of multicore DSPs for advanced wireless and the industry-standard for WiMAX infrastructure, has demonstrated its reference design for mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) at WiMAX World Europe.

UWB Reality Check

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Back when I was a kid, my sisters and I constantly fought over who would sit in the front seat, the most desirable seat in the car. It was where the action was. The radio was there and all of the other dashboard functions. The back seats were simply that, seats in the transport. Cars have changed a lot in the intervening decades.

Terabeam Completes Proxim Buy

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

A little more than a week after announcing its plan to purchase Proxim Corporation's assets, Terabeam Wireless says the deal is complete.

Taking It to the Streets

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

Last month, Verizon Wireless introduced its first phone that includes VZ Navigator, a navigation system that provides turn-by-turn directions, points of interest and voice prompts. I have experimented with this phone and tested it against my onboard navigation system. It works great. Navigation systems are gaining momentum.

3G vs. Non-3G Usage (United Kingdom)

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

It looks as though some of those huge investments in 3G could start to pay off. 3G users in the United Kingdom are more active – in some cases by a factor of 10 times – than non-3G users, especially for new and advanced mobile activities, such as video clip downloads and streaming TV, reports Telephia.

Expect MVNO Consolidation

February 27, 2007 8:36 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

More than one-third of respondents believe MVNOs will position themselves as better able to provide access to content and services than traditional network carriers, according to a survey that mobile content provider Motricity conducted during an MVNO summit in Miami last month. A majority – 74 percent – of summit attendees also agree that the MVNO market will experience significant


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