Total Subscribers in 20 Selected Countries Although China leads in total wireless subscribers, the United States saw 491,440 net additions in the first quarter of 2005, compared with 221,490 net adds in the first quarter of 2004, according to tallies by Informa Telecoms & Media. These number
Top Mobile Phone Game Titles Purchased Overall Rank Game Title Publisher 1 Downtown Texas Hold'em Jamdat 2 Tetris Jamdat
Is it the coffee houses? Hard to say, but according to Intel's survey, Seattle is now the "most unwired city" in America. The city surpassed last year's most unwired city winner, San Francisco, and 2003's Portland, Ore. Besides identifying the top unwired regions, the survey found ever more diversity in the types of places where Wi-Fi is being offered, such as the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City
It looks as though MVNOs are doing a formidable job of squiring prepaid customers away from traditional wireless carriers. By 2009, MVNOs will account for nearly four out of every five prepaid wireless subscribers, according to "Prepaid Insights 2005-2009: Sizing Up Markets, Opportunities and Players," a study by industry research consultancy Atlantic-ACM.
Top-Selling Wireless Accessories in May 1. Motorola HS850 Bluetooth Headset 2. Motorola HS810 Bluetooth Headset 3. Mobile Data 3-in-1 USB Travel Kit for palmOne T
It all started in 2000 in Denmark with what was then a small startup called Telmore. Using the mobile network of the former state operator TDC, Telmore launched an MVNO business solely online. Customers bought SIM cards only, using phones they already owned. They prepaid a single per-minute rate regardless of what time of day they made a call or whether they called a mobile or fixed line.
In a recent meeting of The Messaging Industry Association (TMIA), a roundtable discussion was devoted to the purported demise of voice mail. A November 2004 article written by BBC-affiliated journalist Mark Ward posited that voice mail would decline in favor of other messaging media such as SMS and MMS, due to younger subscribers' current usage patterns.
Sprint Nextel has won over another affiliate unhappy about the Sprint-Nextel Communications union by announcing a deal to purchase it. The latest: The No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier is snapping up Alamosa Holdings in a deal valued at $4.3 billion.
Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion introduced the first BlackBerry device that supports the carrier's CDMA 1X EV-DO-based network and services. The BlackBerry 7130e is initially available through business channels and online.
Virgin Mobile USA believes its relationship with 7-Eleven convenience stores is a viable avenue to reach customers so it has inked a deal to bring its handsets and service to more locations.
BitWave Semiconductor wants to revolutionize the wireless business - and says it's got just the technology to do it.
Intel and Micron Technology have set their sights on the flash memory market, agreeing to form a joint venture that will concentrate on NAND flash memory, which is used in cell phones, digital cameras and other portable devices.
Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics Co. struck a deal whereby Samsung will supply the CDMA pioneer with technology and manufacturing services in advanced CMOS-based processes.
Looking to get the word out to young adults about its Soup at Hand product, Campbell Soup Company turned to Virtu Mobile for some help.