WASHINGTON--As the sixth round of bidding got under way here in the FCC's auction of broadband PCS spectrum, gross revenue aimed at winning the licenses topped a billion dollars among a variety of carriers.
Shares in Sierra Wireless were down more than 35 percent this morning as investors reacted to the company's first-quarter guidance.
The earnings parade has kicked into high gear, offering investors a mixed bag. Siemens posted mixed results, while Andrew announced a positive quarter and Cypress Semiconductor said its revenue dipped and outlined plans to restructure.
Sprint has inked a 2-year agreement to enable the delivery of Tiger Woods-themed mobile content to its Sprint PCS Vision customers.
PalmOne launched a free online training site designed to offer basic handheld usage training to administrators, teachers and students.
Nortel Networks, InPhonic, Blue Wireless & Data, Gerdes Web Services, Tricell, BellSouth, Cingular Wireless, SBC Communications, Orange France, WeRoam, Communication Machinery and Ixia.
Korean wireless heavyweight SK Telecom is extending its reach into the U.S. market thanks to a joint venture announced today with ISP EarthLink. The new entity, called SK-EarthLink, will be headed by Sky Dayton, founder of EarthLink and Boingo Wireless.
Vodafone added 5.4 million new customers during its third quarter, to end the period with more than 150 million wireless customers. Its Vodafone live! service attracted 3.9 million new customers.
In a move designed to expand its footprint, Verizon Wireless has purchased Minnesota-based Cellular 2000 for an undisclosed sum.
Preferred Voice Inc. (PVI) is beefing up its ringback portfolio with "Meet the Fockers" movie and soundtrack clips. First Cellular of Southern Illinois customers will be able to use the ringback tones to personalize their handsets.
Qualcomm and Nortel Networks announced they have completed a high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) call using a commercial network and handset while driving in a car, the first such call of its kind, the companies say.
AirGate PCS announced note shareholders approved proposed amendments of the indentures governing with relation to its planned merger with Alamosa Holdings, moving it one step closer to officially merging with the Sprint PCS affiliate.
3 Rivers Wireless, Kodiak Networks, FunMail, Leap Wireless International, Convergys, Advanced Info Service, Blue Wireless & Data, Panaband, JAMDAT Mobile, Atari, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Altera, InfoSonics, Samsung and MapInfo.
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T-Mobile USA has joined a growing list of carriers that allow picture and video messages to be shared with customers on other networks. The latest: The carrier has signed interoperability MMS agreements with Sprint and Cingular Wireless.