TLA stands for a "Three-Letter Acronym." There is a plethora of TLAs along with acronyms of four, five or more letters. TLAs and the others are usually thought up by the folks working on a new technology, concept or device, and their use tends to spread like wildfire, especially at industry conferences.
Verizon Wireless' advertisements for its new V CAST service promotes not only the latest in mobile TV content, 3D games and music downloads, it also prominently features state-of-the-art 1XEV-DO handsets. Cingular Wireless' latest promotions highlight the company's coverage and signal strength as well as its latest devices, such as the carrier's exclusive Motorola RAZR V3 camera phone.
Behind every great wireless provider, there is a plethora of "behind-the-scenes" services that interoperate to make a successful business. Billing systems, customer care platforms, activation processes and distribution channels are all critical to the success of a wireless provider. But does every MVNO need to procure these backoffice systems, or can they be outsourced to another firm? The flu
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Hoping to jump-start the mobile directory information arena, 422 Inc. launched its 422me Student Connect wireless directory. The company will use GoldPocket Wireless to enable SMS deliver of the service. 422me is an SMS service that allows college students to use their wireless phones to connect with each other by
Edgy and innovative are adjectives often used to describe MTV Network's content and now the programmer is making good on that reputation in the mobile phone space. The company Oct. 20 introduced a new entertainment series called "Head and Body," created specifically for the mobile phone. "Head and Body," which was sho
Another content deal is taking mobile media on a turn for the edgy.
Pegasus Wireless introduced Pandora, a product the company calls the first solution to use wireless audio streaming.
A new study from Senza Fili says WiMAX soon will dominate the fixed broadband wireless market, but its future in mobile isn't as clear.
With BiM Active, there's officially no excuse for not getting in shape.
The spat between Broadcom and Qualcomm continues. The latest: Broadcom has filed a lawsuit alleging Qualcomm is in violation of U.S. antitrust laws. Broadcom has previously lodged fair trade and patent infringement complaints against the CDMA pioneer.
The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has awarded Vodafone K.K. a preliminary license to test W-CDMA in the 1.7 GHz band, the company says.
In an effort to gain a foothold in the European antenna market, PCTEL has acquired Sigma Wireless Technologies (SWT) from Sigma Communications for $27 million.
It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the case of one Cingular Wireless customer, a picture will be worth $50,000. The carrier has launched the "Raising the Bar" photo contest, which will handsomely reward the customer who best portrays the "five bars" image in real life.