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States, Wireless Still at Odds

February 27, 2007 8:03 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Washington—State regulators are planning to press their case against the wireless industry this month concerning federal pre-emption of state regulation in a massive telecom bill that is pending in Congress. In the last few months, state regulators and the wireless industry seem to be at increasingly bitter odds over language in the bill, now in the Senate Commerce Committee under Sen.

Calling Communities Catch on with Carriers

February 27, 2007 8:03 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Innovations in wireless rate plans typically are initiated by Tier 1 carriers, mimicked by competitors and then passed down the ranks to smaller carriers. But when it comes to designated group calling, the opposite trend is occurring. This popular rate structure – in which a subscriber picks a group of callers and receives unlimited calling to those numbers, regardless of whether they a

Hybrid Payment Plans: the New Alternative

February 27, 2007 8:03 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Remember when prepaid meant buying a plastic card and refilling minutes as needed? Although those cards are still available, today's prepaid options range from the traditional prepaid phones and cards to the non-traditional hybrid plans that look more like postpaid. And talk about options. By at least one analyst's estimate, about 50 companies offer some sort of viable prepaid offering –

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GE Healthcare Teams with MobileAccess

February 27, 2007 8:03 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

In-building solutions provider MobileAccess Networks is getting together with GE Healthcare to help hospitals deploy their wireless services more efficiently.

Report: Network Operability Biggest Katrina Issue

February 27, 2007 8:02 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON - Interoperability of emergency radio, wireless and wireline networks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina took a back seat to simple network operability immediately after the storm, according to a White House report that analyzed the response to the crisis.

Analysts Bullish on Wireless VC

February 27, 2007 8:02 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

A report released this week by visiongain says wireless venture capital has seen steady growth since 2000 and is poised to hit an all-time high this year.

Lumitrend Sets Sail with New Products

February 27, 2007 8:01 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Lumitrend admits to frustrations that led to a few handsets being thrown out the window, but say it was all in the name of developing a cellular phone back-up solution for the mass market.

IP Wireless Lands UMTS Deal

February 27, 2007 8:01 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

With broadband penetration at about 2 percent in the Czech Republic, T-Mobile Czech Republic has turned to IP Wireless to power a wireless broadband network launch using its UMTS TDD technology.

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Nellymoser Releases New Media Platform

February 27, 2007 8:01 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Nellymoser, the company that touts its "consumer-grade" strategy as opposed to the commonly referred to carrier grade, is now plugging the release of its Asao 2.0 mobile media platform.

Action Engine Extends European Reach

February 27, 2007 8:01 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Action Engine is ready to expand its efforts in Europe by launching its Action Engine Mobile Applications Platform. The company also has named Mike Kent to spearhead its operations there.

News Briefs for June 20, 2005

February 27, 2007 8:00 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint, FunMail, Symbol Technologies, Samsung, CSR, Tucana Telecom, Azimuth Systems, Skyhook Wireless, Verizon Wireless, LogicaCMG, Mobile TeleSystems, Idetic and EFI.

Cingular CTO Downplays Displacement, Touts IMS

February 27, 2007 8:00 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

NEW YORK-Upstart players such as Google and Skype may be disruptive to traditional telecom business models, but Cingular Wireless CTO Kris Rinne downplayed the threat of these newcomers and instead focused on the benefits of IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) technology and how it will enable Cingular to offer cross-network applications.

Comverse Gets Nasdaq Extension

February 27, 2007 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Comverse Technology's stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq National Market. The company was granted an extension after promising to file its overdue annual report for its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006 and quarterly report for the fiscal quarter ended April 30.

Mobile 365, Mobliss Tap New CEOs

February 27, 2007 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Mobile 365 and Mobliss have both installed new executives at the helm. Mobile 365 named Gino Picasso CEO, while Mobliss appointed Jim Merrick as its new president and CEO.

Study: 3G Subscribers Download Full Track Music

February 27, 2007 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

3G subscribers in the U.K. are more likely to download full-track music to their mobile phone than non-3G subscribers, according to Telephia. The firm found 27 percent of 3G subscribers download full-track music.

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