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T-Mobile Exec Blasts Record Labels on Music Downloads

February 27, 2007 9:10 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

In a one-on-one interview with Wireless Week last week at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, a T-Mobile International executive said that record labels need to change their pricing expectations when it comes to mobile music downloads if they want this service to have mass-market appeal.  Martin Schneider, exec

Congressman Comes Out Against Municipal Wi-Fi

February 27, 2007 9:10 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.S. Representative Pete Sessions, R-Texas, has put forth the Preserving Innovation in Telecom Act, which, if passed, would prohibit state and local governments from getting into the business of Wi-Fi.

Microtune Debuts DVB-H Compliant Tuner

February 27, 2007 9:10 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

TV tuner firm Microtune is taking a step into the wireless market with its first mobile microtuner, the MT2260, a low power single-chip tuner designed to deliver multi-channel digital TV and radio to handheld devices.

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Novatel Debuts MobiLink 2.0

February 27, 2007 9:10 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Novatel introduced MobiLink 2.0 software, which gives Novatel PC Card Modem users the ability to access both 3G wireless wide area networks (WWAN) and Wi-Fi networks.

Wi-Fi to Fly the Friendly Skies

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

United Airlines' domestic passengers will have the ability to wirelessly connect while flying throughout the United States, thanks to federal approval granted to United and Verizon Airfone to install the necessary equipment on aircraft.

Roxio Brings Xingtone to Retail

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Making good on a previously announced deal to bring the Xingtone Ringtone Maker to store shelves, Xingtone's product is now available at thousands of North American retail outlets.

News Briefs for June 6, 2005

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Centennial Wireless, ECI Telecom, Verizon Wireless, Blue Ridge Networks, 3e Technologies International, Sygate Technologies, Aruba Networks, Versaly Entertainment, 5280 Mobile, Mobile 365, TimesTen, Siemens, BridgeWave Communications, Ember Corporation, TeleCommunication Systems and iDirect Technologies.

Sprint, Nextel Partners Settle on Price

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel will plunk down $28.50 a share to snap up Nextel Partners’ outstanding Class A common stock after appraisers representing the two companies determined the per-share price as its fair market value.

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Cingular Unveils International Discounts

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless wants its globetrotting customers to feel free to use their wireless phone while traveling abroad. To entice usage, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier is introducing a new international roaming service package, dubbed Cingular World Traveler.

Sprint Certifies Sierra Wireless

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint is giving developers more choices when it comes to its CDMA 1X EV-DO network, with the certification of a Sierra Wireless mini card.

Skyhook Wireless Lands Funds

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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 Wraps up Sony MusicTones

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

Keeping Interference Out

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Sprint-Cable Venture Prepares Pilot Markets

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

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

More Data, More Backhaul

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

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

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