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Sprint Buys US Unwired

February 27, 2007 5:18 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint has figured out a way to bring its tiff with an affiliate to an end: acquire it. The carrier announced a $1.3 billion deal to purchase U.S. Unwired. The agreement brings to an end any outstanding legal disputes between the two companies.

News Briefs for June 9, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:18 pm | News | Comments

Speedus, Verizon Wireless, Alltel, IEEE, Aicent, Korea Telecom Freetel, USA Mobility, Novarra, Qwest and Sanyo.

.mobi – Ready, Set, Register

February 27, 2007 5:16 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Five years after the burst of the dot-com bubble, as well as the end of the WAP hype era, the great Wireless Internet land rush is on again. And this time it may be for real. Registration begins May 22 for new Internet domain names using dot-mobi, a suffix which will signify specially designed Websites for the mobile telecommunications industry.

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Western Wireless Sheds Irish Assets

February 27, 2007 5:14 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Western Wireless International Holding Corporation inked a $500 million deal to sell its Ireland-based wireless business to Meteor Mobile Communications.

Alltel Offers Mobile Postcards

February 27, 2007 5:14 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel is giving customers the chance to send mobile postcards from their cameraphones, thanks to a new deal forged with Fuji Photo Film USA.

Broadcom, TI Challenge Qualcomm

February 27, 2007 5:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Qualcomm is once again the subject of a complaint. The latest: Texas Instruments and Broadcom have filed a complaint in South Korea, alleging antitrust behavior.

Sprint Nextel Closes UbiquiTel Deal

February 27, 2007 5:13 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Following last week's closing of its Nextel Partners acquisitions, Sprint Nextel announced its plan to purchase PCS affiliate UbiquiTel is a done deal. This latest acquisition bumps up Sprint's direct subscriber base by 452,000.

Cingular Offers BlackBerry Consumer Play

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Forget the talk of all the so-called BlackBerry killers, at least for now. Research In Motion (RIM) is forging ahead with more rollouts, this time with Cingular Wireless and its 7130c at “consumer-friendly prices.”

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Soccer Coverage Kicks Off

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Get ready for some “football.” In case you haven’t heard, the 2006 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Germany tomorrow, and wireless companies will be on hand to showcase their wares.

Wipro Makes Play for Finnish Company

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited, signed an agreement to acquire the Finland-based Saraware Oy in an all-cash deal.

USA Mobility OKs Distribution to Shareholders

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The USA Mobility Board of Directors unanimously approved a special cash distribution of $3 per share of common stock, an aggregate amount of about $82 million. The distribution will be paid on July 21 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2006.

News Briefs for June 8, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | News | Comments

Wi-Fi Alliance, Info Directions, Total Call International, Analog Devices, Integrant Technologies, AskMeNow, Research In Motion, InfoSpace, Palm, O2 and Glenayre Messaging.

Briefs / Emerging Technologies Flash Newsletter, June 8, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | News | Comments

Wisair, Helicomm, Conexant Systems, UltraCell, Westell Technologies, Alvarion, picoChip, Ember, RFMD and Freescale.

AXCESS Pumps Up RFID Portfolio

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AXCESS International, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions and real-time location systems (RTLS), is touting a solution for managing and securing critical computer assets that hold privacy data.

Covergence Scores Funding

February 27, 2007 5:12 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Covergence secured $15 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Globespan Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.

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