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WASHINGTON--The FCC gave the nod to Alltel's acquisition of Western Wireless yesterday as it moves closer to ruling on Sprint's deal to merge with Nextel Communications.
Boingo Wireless makes additional strides in the VoIP-over-Wi-Fi sector through a newly formed partnership with Skype. The companies are unveiling a beta version of their wireless VoIP dubbed Skype Zones.
Kineto Wireless is proof that handset manufacturers are cozying up to unlicensed mobile access (UMA) technology. The company has signed UMA-related agreements with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.
MetroPCS is extending its 4-year relationship with Lucent Technologies by signing a 3-year $500 million deal in which Lucent will provide MetroPCS with 1X RTT and 1X EV-DO equipment for the operator's new and existing markets. Lucent has been MetroPCS' exclusive infrastructure vendor since 2001.
Vodafone Sweden is gearing up for a commercial launch of push-to-talk (PTT) services using Nokia's push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) solution. Terms were not disclosed.
This week has been a bonanza for wireless e-mail news, and that continues today with an announcement that Seven has extended its relationship with Sprint to provide a Java-based e-mail client to fit more mainstream multimedia phones.
Gemplus International S.A. is celebrating a big win today. The subscriber identity module (SIM) card supplier renewed its multi-year supply agreement with Cingular Wireless for SIM cards and was picked as a primary supplier of universal SIM (USIM) cards as well.
Toshiba Corporation, InnoPath Software, ESPN Mobile, Comverse, PCTEL, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, Coding Technologies, Telenor, palmOne, Digicel Group, Third Screen Media, WiderThan, Nokia and Research In Motion.
Who’s texting the most? Verizon Wireless claims its customers are the leaders, sending and receiving more than 5 billion TXT messages in the month of September.
Crown Castle International reported that third-quarter site rental revenue increased $26.2 million, or 17.1 percent, to $179.0 million, up from $152.8 million for the same period a year ago.
Customers increasingly are influenced by the handset when selecting a wireless service, according to a J.D. Power and Associates study.
The good news just keeps coming for some companies dabbling in the wireless space. Yesterday, navigation systems provider Navteq reported record third-quarter revenue. Its shares were trading up about 17 percent at mid-day Eastern time today.