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Demo Features IP Voice over WiMAX Call

February 27, 2007 4:52 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

CableMatrix Technologies, VCom, AudioCodes and Emergent Networks announced a live demonstration of an IP voice over WiMAX call during Globalcomm 2006 in Chicago this week.

Motorola Launches Dual-Band Card

February 27, 2007 4:52 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola unveiled the WDE1000, a 2.4 GHz and 4.9 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi card for municipal-wide and ad-hoc wireless connectivity.

SkyHook Courts Developers

February 27, 2007 4:52 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

SkyHook Wireless is now trying to get its hooks into developers. The Wi-Fi location company is launching the SkyHook Developers Network at the O’Reilly Media Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Calif., next week.

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CTIA Urges NY to Vote for Competition

February 27, 2007 4:52 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

New York is considering a cell phone consumer protection bill, sparking debate from various groups. CTIA sees no reason to adopt the measure, saying it will only place costly and confusing regulations on wireless service delivery.

Microsoft Broadens Its Mobile Appeal

February 27, 2007 4:50 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

With all its computing and business acumen, Microsoft has been watched closely by the cellular telecommunications industry, and feared by some. Although the Redmond, Wash., giant started playing wirelessly in the late 1990s, its presence has been more perception than reality – until now. Microsoft has been making some steady progress more recently and Chairman Bill Gates expects the relea

Sprint Goes with WiMAX

February 27, 2007 4:50 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Mark one down for Intel. And put Qualcomm and IP Wireless in the loser's column. As expected, Sprint Nextel announced today that it will use Intel-backed WiMAX technology for its new network using 2.5 GHz spectrum. The decision has been under study for several years and was expected this month, with rumors sneaking out early.

SK-EarthLink Eyes Younger Demographic

February 27, 2007 4:49 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

MVNO SK-EarthLink may compete with fellow MVNO Amp'd Mobile when it launches its wireless service in early 2006.

CallWave Rewards Prepaid Users

February 27, 2007 4:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

CallWave believes it has the perfect gift for young cell phone users and their parents: a rewards program that enables users to earn free airtime.

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NFC Gets Ready For Prime Time

February 27, 2007 4:49 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

There are millions of people in the world using key fobs, contact-less credit cards and other devices to make purchases. But some analysts think that’s about to change dramatically.

The So-What Factor

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

It’s not the worst show I have been to, nor is it the best. But by Supercomm standards, it is unquestionably a letdown. So now that the two offspring of Supercomm have presented themselves, what is the result?

Taking A Peek At Adult Content

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

It's no longer a question of "if." It's a question of "when." Adult entertainment surely will make its way to U.S. wireless subscribers in some form or another, whether it's via text messaging, images or streaming video. In fact, some content already is in users' hands via WAP sites or links to Internet sites that are being sent via SMS.

V CAST Lure?

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

When Verizon Wireless unveiled its EV-DO powered V CAST content service last month, it introduced a raft of glitzy video and music content. But the carrier also added a new dimension to its gaming strategy: titles that for the first time sport true 3D graphics. Many see Verizon's move as a dimensional leap forward for the gaming industry, putting in play mobile games to lure in a larger audienc

Content Firms Reap Paybacks

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

This year started off on a good note for wireless content, especially for wireless gaming. And players in this burgeoning space have good reason for optimism. From their own financial reports to carrier reports that show a rising tide of data average revenue per unit (ARPU), indications are that 2005 could hit some high notes.

VeriSign Poised To Take Content Growth Advantage

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Wireless content and distribution is maturing, which is evident in the gradual consolidation of infrastructure service companies. The evolution hasn't been so much a dramatic as a gradual one, as the big fish gobble up the small fry. One of those companies is VeriSign, which made its name in digital security and Internet domain naming and directory services but recently has been edging more and

Integration Firms Expect Outsourcing Rise

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

The consolidation of U.S. wireless operators is causing other companies to retool their business strategies. For many vendors, fewer carriers mean fewer customers, and that, in turn, means a severe dip in business and revenue. But for RF engineering and integration companies, these carrier consolidations actually are boosting business.

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