Youth-oriented MVNOs Amp'd Mobile and Helio unveiled separate content deals with mobile software publisher Digital Chocolate.
In wireless circles, you have to pay to play. And in 2006, wireless carriers are beefing up their capital expenditures. According to a recent ABI Research report, operators around the world will be putting their bucks into network expansion. Shailendra Pandey, analyst for the research firm, said that both GSM and CDMA operators are spending a good portion of their capex on network expansion and
Using the cell phone to buy things may not have turned out to be the way some people imagined five years ago. Back then, some in the industry thought people would be buying books from Amazon with their handsets. That may have happened, but not to any great extent. Still, there's a lot of money being made in mobile commerce, although it's more in content and services than in physical things like
SK Telecom reported wireless telephony services boosted its second-quarter results. South Korea's largest wireless carrier also announced a 56 percent jump in quarterly profit.
Action Engine Corporation, Sprint, Linksys, GlobeTel Communications Corporation, Altvater, Dobson Cellular, Weathernews, Bushcom Wireless Broadband Communications, Wi-LAN, Symbol Technologies, Everypath, Sierra Wireless, Integrated Services Limited, Alvarion and Qpass.
Verizon Wireless estimates its Get It Now downloads will push past 200 million by month's end, which is being fueled in part by the recent launch of 3D games for its V CAST entertainment service.
ESPN Mobile, an MVNO wireless service designed specifically for hardcore sports fans, continues to move full-speed ahead toward a commercial launch. The latest: Through its relationship with Convergys, Visage Mobile will provide backoffice support for the service.
Good Technology and Sprint Nextel have signed on to support NaviSite's managed mobile messaging solution.
The FCC is moving to get new efforts in place to support the recovery of telecommunications in the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, including some wireless programs.
Making good on a promise made earlier this year, MVNO Movida Communications has rolled out its wireless service in Florida. Additional state launches are on tap.
Cingular Wireless is ramping up its effort to connect with today's youth, forging a deal with Musicland Group to bring its GoPhone to its retail outlets, as well as develop a new retailing concept.
Cingular Wireless introduced the 2125 Smartphone featuring the Microsoft Windows Mobile Mobile 5.0 operating system.
Wireless carriers have long used high-profile events to showcase their services and build brand awareness. In the past, this meant setting up a booth and offering free cell phone calls, hanging banners with logos or inserting advertisements during intermissions. Today, wireless carriers are taking the promotional opportunity to a whole new level.
Consumer purchases of wireless entertainment – video, games, ringtones, music downloads and wallpapers – are increasing, but the market is still far shy of attracting mass appeal. Eager to broaden its reach and appeal to more consumers, particularly those who may be hesitant to fork over $2-$6 for a ringtone or a mobile game, let alone $15 per month for a mobile TV subscription, wir
More than 50,000 people recently attended 3GSM, held for the first time in Barcelona, Spain. It was a good show with many exhibitors, good sessions and even some reality. Hype was everywhere. Usually at these shows there is one major "buzz" of hype surrounding a technology, but there were several at this show.