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Agere Chip Combines W-CDMA, EDGE

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The race is on for a world phone capable of accessing W-CDMA 3G networks as well as the other radio technologies under the GSM umbrella. That handset doesn't yet exist, but the chips that will enable it are starting to emerge.

Nortel, LG Electronics Forge JV Pact

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nortel Networks continues to make a push in Asia. The latest: The telecom equipment maker has signed a joint venture framework agreement with LG Electronics covering telecom equipment and networking solutions.

Nokia Incorporates TI Chip

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia will be the first handset manufacturer to commercially offer handsets featuring a single-chip solution based on Texas Instruments' Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology designed to combine the functionality of several chips onto one.


Chipcon Buys Figure 8 Wireless

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In the name of offering an end-to-end Zigbee platform, Chipcon is merging with Figure 8 Wireless, which has been purchased by Chipcon's parent Chipcon Group ASA. Terms of the all-stock deal were not disclosed.

Sorrent Lands Contract With Twentieth Century Fox

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sorrent has inked an exclusive 2-year deal to develop and distribute mobile content based on soon-to-be-released feature films from Twentieth Century Fox.


February 27, 2007 5:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile, BT Livetime, Samsung, TI, MobilePro, WiMAX Forum, Maxstream

Ember Unveils ZigBee System-on-a-Chip

February 27, 2007 5:23 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor | News | Comments

You might not see it, but it's coming, and with Ember Corporation's announcement this week, the industry might get there a little faster.

BMG Reporting Manager

February 27, 2007 5:22 pm | by ds | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless


Embarq Enters PTT Fray

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Embarq is looking to strengthen its wireless service offering with the introduction of a walkie-talkie type service, dubbed Embarq Wireless Press & Talk.

Loose Ends for Year-End

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Looking back on the last 12 months, it clearly has been a year filled with widespread diversity of events and developments. Although wireless carriers continue to play the central character, there is a growing cast of players that are contributing to the industry's growth, maturation and entrenchment.

Wireless Enters the Political Arena

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Wireless technology may be the next big thing for election campaigning and even voting, but its use could initially be troubling, according to media experts. Wireless phones have been increasingly used internationally in the past few years, to great political and strategic affect among political groups.

Riding the Wireless Range

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Gary Fankhauser makes more calls on his cell phone in an hour than most people make in a month. Of course, he's got eight cell phones plus four wireless data PC cards. And that doesn't even count his personal phone. Fankhauser is a network technician for Verizon Wireless in Denver – just like the "Can you hear me now?" guy from TV advertisement fame, although he never utters the words, "C

Mixed Message for Cyren Call

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Plans for a dedicated national public safety network headed down a new path in November at the FCC and on Capitol Hill. Last April, Cyren Call unveiled its proposal to use a 30-MHz chunk of 700 MHz spectrum to forge a national public safety network. The plan called for private companies to build the network and placed Cyren Call in the managing role.

Network, ARPU Questions

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

As I travel around the world and talk with people involved in the wireless industry, I hear the same questions over and over again. When will data ARPU for 3G broadband services improve? Is WiMAX really a 4G technology? When will WiMAX crush the existing 3G networks? Why are you so down on muni-Wi-Fi systems? When will VoIP replace circuit-switched voice on wireless networks? And, perhaps the m

Tell it to the Judge

February 27, 2007 5:21 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

In its third annual survey of U.S. litigation trends, international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski reports that the average American technology/telecom company faces 79 separate lawsuits pending in U.S. courts, well below the 300-plus cases faced by energy and manufacturing companies. The report also found that: Fulbright & Jaworski: 2006 Litigation Trends Survey


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