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July Systems Snags the Viral Power

February 27, 2007 9:29 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office stamped its seal on patent #7139372. The holder of that patent? July Systems. What the patent covers? Authorized distribution of digital content over mobile networks.

The Art of Distraction

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

As carriers increasingly add new data applications and content within those applications, the talk within industry circles is about making the content easier for users to access. Companies are talking up all sorts of different approaches ranging from voice search to SMS as well as refining the current menu searches offered in carrier menus.

Newbury Fetes Cisco Integration, EWS

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Newbury Networks is celebrating this week after it clinched a product integration deal with Cisco Systems’ Aironet Access Points (APs) and introduced a new edition of its WiFi Watchdog wireless security solution—WiFi Watchdog/Early Warning System (EWS).

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Strategic Steps Could Open M2M

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Wall Street’s typical carrier metric for success—ARPU—doesn’t easily translate to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Individual machines don’t generate big dollars on an individualized basis. However, the number of machines in the world easily outnumbers the planet’s population.

Security Firm Racks Up Deployments

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Network Chemistry is on a roll. The wireless security solutions provider picked up more than 75 new enterprise deployments since the beginning of the third quarter.

Mobile WiMAX on its Way

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Older, fixed wireless broadband technology in the United States is about to get some added competition this winter. At least, that’s what WiMAX proponents are saying.

Server to Improve 3G Performance

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Venturi Wireless, a provider of 3G mobile optimization solutions, announced a number of new features for its carrier-grade Venturi V3000 server. The server improves the performance of applications over 3G mobile broadband services by up to a factor of seven, based on live network testing.

Wireless Bypasses Wireline Calling

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Wireless substitution thrives. It is substantially displacing wireline services and it is leaving fixed-mobile convergence far behind in an embryonic state of development, says the Yankee Group.

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Ringback Tones Start to Resonate

February 27, 2007 9:27 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Ringback tones – those songs incoming callers hear when they dial a mobile phone number – have been lauded for their popularity with Asian and European consumers. In South Korea, for example, SK Telecom's ColoRing service achieved 30-percent penetration with its ringback tones in its first year of launch, according to Ovum Research.

The Growing Tween Market

February 27, 2007 9:27 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Today's most sought-after wireless consumer totes a backpack, listens to music from "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson or 50 Cent, and gets around town on a skateboard. The pre-teen or tween market – loosely defined as kids between ages 8 to 12 – was once considered to be a demographic too young for cell phone ownership, but that is changing.

Nortel Perseveres Despite Accounting Woes

February 27, 2007 9:27 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

When it comes to business, reputation often plays as critical a role in closing deals as product performance and price. So when a major infrastructure vendor is plagued with extensive accounting woes that spark criminal and regulatory probes as well as shareholder lawsuits alleging accounting fraud, its reputation is clearly under pressure.

Wireless E-Mail @ Crossroads

February 27, 2007 9:26 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

E-mail continues its reign at the top of the list of wireless data applications that enterprises salivate over, but when enterprises start looking for a mobile e-mail solution, they discover there aren't that many providers. And the list of those providers keeps getting shorter. That's a big change from just six months ago, when numerous companies were stepping up to challenge the Research In

Happenings...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, August 11, 2006

February 27, 2007 9:26 pm | News | Comments

Billboard MECCA Fall 2006, Mobile Entertainment Summit, CTIA I.T. & Entertainment 2006, Digital Entertainment World 2006, Mobile Broadband Americas, Mobile TV.

Oasys Mobile Brings Scandals to Wireless

February 27, 2007 9:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Mobile content provider Oasys Mobile seized Mel Gibson’s recent public tirade as an opportunity to unveil its first ScandalTones ringtone. The ringtones dramatize celebrities at their worst.

Summer Heats Up Photo Messaging

February 27, 2007 9:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Summer vacations are fueling a rise in picture messaging in the U.S. and Europe, according to M:Metrics, which also notes that the higher the megapixel camera featured in a phone, the more likely cameraphone owners are to share photos over a network.

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