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Earnings In Brief: AirGate, InPhonic, U.S. Cellular, Cisco

February 27, 2007 6:36 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The quarterly earnings parade once again has kicked into high gear with several companies posting results, including AirGate PCS, InPhonic, U.S. Cellular and Cisco Systems.

BCGI Has First Services Platform

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Boston Communications Group Inc. (bcgi) announced its first mobile services platform today, aimed at helping carriers build in-house solutions for subscriber access, payments and mobile commerce.

News Briefs For Feb. 9, 2005

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Openwave Systems, Verizon Wireless, Callaway Golf, Global Wireless Entertainment, BridgePort Networks, Commoca, IMC, PCTEL, Sylantro, Tekelec, Summus, Rogers Wireless, Redknee and RF Micro Devices.

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Virgin Mobile USA Hits 3 Million Mark

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Six months before its third birthday, Virgin Mobile USA says its subscriber base has surpassed the 3 million mark.

Sprint Enhances IM Offering

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint is making it easier for its wireless customers to access AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger, thanks to a downloadable instant message application.

EarthLink Posts Better-Than-Expected 4Q Earnings

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Internet service provider EarthLink recorded an up-tick in fourth-quarter 2004 net income but warned full-year 2005 revenue will dip.

RIM Signs Up WLAN Mobility Partners

February 27, 2007 6:35 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Research In Motion has inked two separate development deals to further WLAN mobility solutions in the enterprise sector. Specifically, the company has signed partnerships with 3Com and Nortel Networks.

Cingular Adds 1.1M Subs

February 27, 2007 6:33 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Despite posting a narrower second-quarter profit, Cingular Wireless reported a pick-up of 1.1 million new customers and a decrease in monthly churn.

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Unified Linux Mobile Effort, But Can it Succeed?

February 27, 2007 6:32 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Linux is considered by many in the wireless industry to be an up-and-coming operating system for mobile phones. The problem has been that every handset manufacturer using Linux has its own version of the software. Four handset manufacturers and two carriers announced plans today to try to resolve that fragmentation by creating a unified mobile Linux platform.

NetMotion Wireless, Padcom to Merge

February 27, 2007 6:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Mobile VPN solution providers NetMotion Wireless and Padcom have figured out a way to settle their legal battle: merge. The combined company will operate as NetMotion Wireless. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Carriers Go for Wireless Video

February 27, 2007 6:31 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

In mid-November, Slingbox, the company that makes equipment that allows a consumer to watch their home television via their wireless phone, signed its first wireless carrier customer. In December, British 3G wireless broadband provider 3 Group launched a service based on the technology in the U.K. – and plans to expand to 11 other international markets in 2007.

Spin on UWB Wars

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Where are the ultrawideband (UWB) standards today? Bottom line, IEEE 802.15a remains deadlocked. UWB is the wireless USB capability that is striving to provide speeds in excess of 110 Mbps at a 10-meter distance and 480 Mbps at 2 meters, and win the hearts and minds of home entertainment, enterprise and other wireless multimedia consumers.

Consider Levels of Mobility to Define Service

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Elliott Drucker | News | Comments

With the advent of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth and an array of other radio-based services other than traditional cellular telephony, what we call "the wireless industry" is indeed getting to be a very big tent. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but we do have to be careful how we lump together technologies and services as disparate as 3G cellular and Bluetooth.

Law Enforcement Looks to the Skies

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—Law enforcement and some commercial wireless carriers are raising concerns over allowing competitive commercial mobile radio services (CMRS) aboard airplanes, indicating how the FCC's coming decision on the issue faces even more practical and regulatory hurdles. In recent filings, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security, Cingular Wireless and Verizon W

Intercarrier Comp Heats Up

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—CTIA may have its work cut out for it as it pushes a new plan for intercarrier compensation and universal service reform at the FCC. The organization has proposed a plan that looks for a combined solution for both, as the commission closes in on a solution for the two issues by the end of this year.

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