Financial executives apparently can't live without their cell phones. A new nationwide survey of CFOs shows the cell phone tops the list as the most indispensable portable technology device.
From permanent cell sites to COLTs, the nation's biggest wireless carriers are beefing up their coverage and capacity in the Midwest.
California-based fixed-wireless Internet provider NextWeb has been busy as of late. The company announced the appointment of Steve Button as CFO, who should be in a better position to help the company spend the $3.5 million in funding it announced earlier this week.
WASHINGTON—In its filing with the U.S. Supreme Court concerning copyright liability, CTIA walks a very fine line. The organization filed a "friend of the court" brief in the upcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster case. In doing so, it hoped to establish a beachhead in an increasingly complex and difficult issue for wireless carriers – copyright liability.
As handsets become increasingly complex, as well as the applications and content they access, one of the industry's goals has been to make them easier to use despite their intricacy. One of the answers to the dilemma is to add even more complexity to the devices. That may sound counterproductive, but that's what a number of technology companies have in mind.
For months rumors circulated about the likelihood that Cingular Wireless would purchase AT&T Wireless, so it came as no surprise in February 2004 when the company announced it would pay $41 billion to purchase its former competitor. But in the months following the proposed merger, many in the industry were taken aback by the speed with which the carrier was able to get the takeover approved
Off-portal sales are starting to gain steam in the U.S. market –Cingular Wireless and T-Mobile allow off-portal sales with certain preferred partners. Sprint Nextel and even Verizon Wireless are expected to follow suit very soon.
SouthernLINC Wireless, Motorola, America Online, Tegic Communications, ScanSoft, Bluefire Security Technologies, SMS Media Group, Tropos Networks, Mobilitec, Seven, VimpelCom, Digi International, PhotoChannel Networks, Summus, Freescale Semiconductor, Padcom and Cox Communications.
The next, fast generation of Wi-Fi using MIMO (multiple-input, multiple output) technology reached a major standardization milestone today. The IEEE working group gave its tentative approval to a draft 1.0 standard for the much-discussed 802.11n specification.
WASHINGTON--The nation's capital is the newest member of the wireless municipal network club. The District of Columbia's mayor revealed this week that the city government is looking to provide its lower income residents with low-cost or free Internet access through a municipal network planned and provided by a network provider.
Wireless is becoming a more popular venue for everything movies - from reviews, showtimes and summaries to downloadable content. With this in mind, Digital Standard and Cinemark unveiled a new service called Cinemark, while Movielink announced a deal with Microsoft to deliver Hollywood content to recently announced Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) devices.
Accounting issues are still plaguing Nortel. The telecom equipment company is pushing back filing its full-year 2005 results after uncovering the need to once again restate some period results.
ERF Wireless landed a $2 million line of credit through a newly signed two-year unsecured revolving credit facility.
CellStar Corporation, SmartVideo Technologies, A&M Records, USA Mobility, InterVideo, Unity Wireless Corporation, Turkcell and Alaska Communications Systems Group.