Qualcomm is joining forces with China TechFaith Wireless Communications Technology Ltd. to fund a new mobile software company that will focus its energy, at least initially, on advancing 3G services.
Security technology company McAfee is teaming with SmartTrust to enable carriers to deliver an integrated mobile virus protection solution to their customers. The over-the-air (OTA) solution will deliver updates directly to mobile devices.
Yahoo! is aiming to boost its instant messaging service by allowing customers to make calls from their PCs to landline and wireless phones. The VoIP service runs $2.99 a month.
Nvidia is snapping up Finland-based Hybrid Graphics, a graphics software provider to the wireless handheld market. Financial details of the deal were not revealed.
A plan by the European Commission to impose additional regulations on mobile phone roaming services is unnecessary, according to the GSM Association (GSMA).
EarthLink continues to push forward in the municipal Wi-Fi space. The latest: the ISP signed a deal to build a wireless broadband network for Milpitas, Calif.
Cingular Wireless, Danger, Verizon Wireless, ABI Research, WindSpring, Motorola, GigaBeam Corporation, Wisair, Webraska, I-play and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
Verizon Communications rolled out its iobi service in five Mid-Atlantic States, including New Jersey. The telecommunications service is designed to enable users to use a wireless phone, landline phone or desktop computer to manage phone calls, voice mail and e-mail.
As expected, Alltel is separating itself from its wireline unit to become a purely wireless player. The carrier inked a deal to spin off the wireline unit and merge it with Valor Communications Group.
Verizon Wireless is claiming another consumer privacy court victory after its request for permanent injunctions were granted against two telemarketing firms that the carrier had charged were contacting its customers illegally.
Mesh is making somewhat of a fashion statement in wireless. Mesh networking that is. Outdoor events such as concerts, festivals and races now are able to offer Wi-Fi access, video surveillance and POS options. Companies are quickly stepping up with a wide array of products that enable wireless mesh networks.
Now that the direct-to-consumer channel is quickly unfolding in the United States, there is a growing concern over control. Content companies want to target consumers in a more personal way without losing their revenue share to the operators.
The direct-to-consumer channel has certainly caught the attention of most of the major mobile content companies. Nearly all have some sort of off-portal play and many are hoping to generate more mobile content sales without having to fight for top-deck placement with the mobile operators. But small development shop
The wireless vs. cable battle may be on the verge of heating up. Time Warner Cable hasn't decided whether or not it will make a play for wireless spectrum, but the company is setting itself up - just in case it decides to enter a bid at the upcoming FCC wireless auction.
Leap Wireless International unveiled plans to sell $250 million in common stock, in part to prepare for the FCC's upcoming wireless license auction. The company also reported strong first-quarter results, posting a profit that was double its year-ago results.