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.
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
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 –
In-building solutions provider MobileAccess Networks is getting together with GE Healthcare to help hospitals deploy their wireless services more efficiently.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Sprint, FunMail, Symbol Technologies, Samsung, CSR, Tucana Telecom, Azimuth Systems, Skyhook Wireless, Verizon Wireless, LogicaCMG, Mobile TeleSystems, Idetic and EFI.
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 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 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.
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.