With all its computing and business acumen, Microsoft has been watched closely by the cellular telecommunications industry, and feared by some. Although the Redmond, Wash., giant started playing wirelessly in the late 1990s, its presence has been more perception than reality – until now. Microsoft has been making some steady progress more recently and Chairman Bill Gates expects the relea
Mark one down for Intel. And put Qualcomm and IP Wireless in the loser's column. As expected, Sprint Nextel announced today that it will use Intel-backed WiMAX technology for its new network using 2.5 GHz spectrum. The decision has been under study for several years and was expected this month, with rumors sneaking out early.
MVNO SK-EarthLink may compete with fellow MVNO Amp'd Mobile when it launches its wireless service in early 2006.
CallWave believes it has the perfect gift for young cell phone users and their parents: a rewards program that enables users to earn free airtime.
There are millions of people in the world using key fobs, contact-less credit cards and other devices to make purchases. But some analysts think that’s about to change dramatically.
It’s not the worst show I have been to, nor is it the best. But by Supercomm standards, it is unquestionably a letdown. So now that the two offspring of Supercomm have presented themselves, what is the result?
It's no longer a question of "if." It's a question of "when." Adult entertainment surely will make its way to U.S. wireless subscribers in some form or another, whether it's via text messaging, images or streaming video. In fact, some content already is in users' hands via WAP sites or links to Internet sites that are being sent via SMS.
When Verizon Wireless unveiled its EV-DO powered V CAST content service last month, it introduced a raft of glitzy video and music content. But the carrier also added a new dimension to its gaming strategy: titles that for the first time sport true 3D graphics. Many see Verizon's move as a dimensional leap forward for the gaming industry, putting in play mobile games to lure in a larger audienc
This year started off on a good note for wireless content, especially for wireless gaming. And players in this burgeoning space have good reason for optimism. From their own financial reports to carrier reports that show a rising tide of data average revenue per unit (ARPU), indications are that 2005 could hit some high notes.
Wireless content and distribution is maturing, which is evident in the gradual consolidation of infrastructure service companies. The evolution hasn't been so much a dramatic as a gradual one, as the big fish gobble up the small fry. One of those companies is VeriSign, which made its name in digital security and Internet domain naming and directory services but recently has been edging more and
The consolidation of U.S. wireless operators is causing other companies to retool their business strategies. For many vendors, fewer carriers mean fewer customers, and that, in turn, means a severe dip in business and revenue. But for RF engineering and integration companies, these carrier consolidations actually are boosting business.
In an innovative twist on mobile advertising, Virgin Mobile USA today debuted a new service dubbed "Sugar Mama" that lets subscribers earn airtime minutes by viewing and providing feedback to a short, text-based advertisement.
WASHINGTON--Wireless carriers are cautiously optimistic about working with newly confirmed FCC commissioner Robert McDowell and the now fully staffed FCC.
News of an internal review and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe into American Tower's stock option practices has resulted in the filing of a securities class action lawsuit as well as a shareholder derivative lawsuit against the company. Both suits were filed in Massachusetts.
Despite media reports that Verizon Communications is working to hammer out a deal with Vodafone to take control of the European operator's stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin reiterated his position that the company remains satisfied with its stake in Verizon Wireless.