Skyhook Wireless secured $6.5 million in venture and corporate funding. The Wi-Fi location provider attracted support from Intel Capital and Bain Capital Ventures, as well as existing investors, including Nokia.
Alltel is hoping to satisfy the needs of last-minute shoppers this holiday season by offering music ringtones and other downloadable applications from the Sony Music Box via gift cards.
Perhaps one of the most well-publicized cases of wireless interference was Nextel Communications' problems with public safety users. It spawned a huge rebanding effort that is at the heart of some more recent controversial proposals. However, interference exists inside and around all other carriers' networks, and it could become an even bigger issue as services proliferate.
Consumers in seven trial markets across the United States soon will have the opportunity to experience the elusive quad play – a combination of wireless, fixed, video and Internet service offered from one provider with one bill. This quad-play is the result of the joint venture (JV) between Sprint and four cable multiple system operators (MSOs) – Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Co
Wireless carriers may be betting on new data revenues in the future, but if they win their bet, there's going to be a price to pay. If data traffic gets as heavy as a Los Angeles morning commute, that congestion will place a bigger demand on backhaul resources. With wireless carriers globally spending $16 billion on it last year, backhaul isn't chump change as it is, according to Michael Howard
Thanks to its high-profile deal with Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm's MediaFLO 700 MHz mobile broadcast system is garnering headlines – and a great deal of industry attention. MediaFLO competitors and DVB-H proponents Modeo and Hiwire have remained quietly in the background, but both firms are resolute in their buildout plans and say they are not only making progress but close to announcing k
I have seen a number of reports in recent weeks trumpeting how SMS and wireless IM will grow into a huge business in the next 3 to 5 years, and will include SMS and IM for business communications as well as consumer texting. I thought SMS and wireless IM were a known growth area. Thanks to Google, there have been numerous initiatives to make IM more ubiquitous, more available and, yes, more gr
Analyst firms painted a similar picture with only slightly different brush strokes of Q3 2006 global mobile device shipments. Strategy Analytics found that mobile phone shipments grew 22 percent year-over-year globally, reaching an all-time record in Q3 2006. "Global mobile phone shipments reached a record high of 256 million units in Q3 2006, exceeding the previous record of 246 million set du
For Satoshi Nakajima, chief executive of UIEvolution, it's not about what's obvious. It's what's beneath the surface that he finds most fascinating. Nakajima's company develops software platforms that allow wireless carriers to better manage interactive content in games, photos and other elements across media.
The Wireless USB Promoter Group is making the Wireless USB specification available to early adopters, a giant leap toward standardization.
March 14 DCI Mobile Content Festival Austin, Texas www.dcitexas.org/mcf March 20-21 GDC Mobile 2006 San Jose, CA www.gdcmobile.com March 23 Executive Vision Interview With John Stratton, VP and CMO of Verizon Wireless Online on-demand video interview www.wirelessweek.com (available starting Mar
Billboard MECCA Fall 2006, Mobile Entertainment Summit, CTIA I.T. & Entertainment 2006
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Texas remains a wireless hot spot. The latest: Cingular Wireless rolled out its high-speed wireless service in San Antonio.