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WLAN Gear on the Move

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Despite plummeting average selling prices from intense vendor competition, worldwide WLAN equipment revenue rose 20 percent, to $767.6 million, between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005, according to Infonetics Research's quarterly report. Revenue is expected to rise another 2 percent, to $779.

Report Ranks Leaders in Loyalty

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless was the only company in the wireless services sector to qualify as a "Loyalty Leader" in Walker Information's latest report examining attitudes in the workplace. The wireless sector actually outscored all the landline service sectors in earning the loyalty of enterprise customers. Interestingly, the report indicates that enterprise customers are more loyal to their handset bran

Global Phone Sales Up 17%

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

The mobile phone industry had a record first quarter, with worldwide sales totaling 180.6 million units, a 17-percent increase from the first quarter of 2004, according to Gartner. The previous high for mobile phone sales was 153.7 million units in the first quarter of 2004. Gartner analysts say mobile phone sales grew in all regions.

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TV Festival Courts Mobile Operators

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Attention all wireless operators and content companies: You're invited to participate in the New York Television Festival, which debuts Sept. 28-Oct. 3 in New York City. The goal, which is not dissimilar to that of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is to create an outlet for writers, directors and producers to have their independently produced pilots screened by TV network and cab

IBM Engineer Gets Paid to Hack

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

Guy Denton and his team get paid to do things that could land others behind bars. A partner in IBM's security practice and head of Big Blue's worldwide ethical hacking group, Denton leads a team that has the uniquely devious job of testing enterprise clients' cyber security by breaking into their corporate networks.

Mobility = Savings for Continental Airlines

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

A few years ago, Continental Airlines was spending $200,000 a month for its mobile employees to have remote access to its intranet. In addition to the expense of remote access, Continental's employees had to juggle the different kinds of access and figure out which one to use in which location, says Stacey Thomas, senior manager of telecommunications technologies for the airline.

The Handset Mindset

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

In contrast to the mobile consumer segments, business customers are a whole different enterprise – and that extends to the lifecycles of the handsets they use. While most consumers keep their handsets 12 to 18 months, the length of use for cell phones among enterprise users is a more complex equation, depending on how sophisticated an enterprise's mobile applications are and who is actual

Prepaid Renaissance

February 27, 2007 4:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

"Smart growth" is a phrase you hear often from the CEOs of the top wireless carriers, particularly during the quarterly earnings calls with investors and the financial community. Wireless penetration rates are climbing as the industry matures, making it difficult for traditional wireless operators to attract new customers.

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Wireless Players Launch Next-Gen Initiative

February 27, 2007 4:02 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless operators from around the globe are joining forces in the name of next-generation wireless advancement. A group of seven operators, including Sprint Nextel, NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and KPN, have launched the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) initiative to move wireless beyond 3G.

Survey: Wireless Data Service Revenues Soar

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless data service revenues rang in at $6.5 billion for the first half of 2006, according to a new CTIA survey. Year-over-year, revenue for this market segment increased 70 percent, CTIA says.

Ofcom Proposes Termination Fee Cuts

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom is proposing slight cuts to termination rates charged by U.K. operators. Ofcom also is throwing 3G networks in the mix for the first time.

Sprint Kicks Off Super Bowl Features

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel announced a series of Super Bowl-related special features for its mobile customers.

Top Buzz Words For Text Messengers

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | News | Comments

Tegic Communications collaborated with Paul McFedries, author of “Word Spy: The Word Lover’s Guide to Modern Culture” and owner of www.wordspy.com Web site to identify the top 10 most buzz-worthy new words. Tegic has added these words to its T9 predictive text input dictionary for users.

User-Generated Content Makes Mobile Play

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

The broadcast networks and cable programmers are scurrying to sign deals with mobile operators to ensure that their content gets its play in front of mobile eyeballs.While these types of high-profile content deals garner the most headline attention, some believe that the real video draw for mobile users won’t be downloads of “Lost” or clips of “The Sopranos,” but video content generated by mobile users.

Can Amp’d Maintain Its Edge?

February 27, 2007 4:01 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Amp’d Mobile, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) running on Verizon’s 1X EV-DO network, made its debut yesterday in a surprisingly low-key manner.

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