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Skyhook Links Wi-Fi with LBS

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Forget interference concerns. For start-up Skyhook Wireless, the more Wi-Fi access points installed, the better. That's because Skyhook is using Wi-Fi access points (APs) to map cities and pinpoint precise locations. Skyhook this week announced the commercial availability of its Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS), a wide-area positioning system leveraging 802.11 rather than satellite or cell-tower-based technologies.

Verizon Wireless Extends EV-DO Reach

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless launched CDMA 1X EV-DO service Oregon and Washington today. The launch enables the carrier to offer wireless customers its V CAST and BroadbandAccess services.

Tennessee Adopts New Tower Siting Rules

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Tennessee lawmakers have streamlined the wireless infrastructure siting process in the state with the passage of a new law. PCIA commends the state for its support of wireless.

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MobilePro Buys Wireless ISP

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MobilePro snapped up Boston-based Evergreen Open Broadband as a way to foster relationships with regional and national ISPs, the company says. Terms were not disclosed.

3GPP Picks DF Raptor for MBMS

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Digital Fountain is celebrating this week. The company recently found out that its patented DF Raptor technology was chosen by 3GPP as a mandatory component of the multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) for 3G networks. In choosing Digital Fountain's technology, 3GPP passed over a free alternative.

News Briefs for June 23, 2005

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ericsson, Wataniya, New Frontier Media, U.S. Wireless Online, InfoSpace, Cell Wireless Corporation, MCI, Guinness World Records, Mintel International, PalmOne and Access and Oki Electric.

Cognitive Radio to the Spectrum Rescue

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Getting RF spectrum has been somewhat of a blood sport for companies wanting to offer new technologies. It's a precious commodity that comes with a high price tag and requires a predictive ability to know how much will be enough at any given time. Yet if a technology is successful, it most certainly won't be enough. Such has been the case with wireless.

Nortel Outlines Job Cuts

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In an effort to boost operating margins, Nortel has announced plans to eliminate 1,100 positions globally. The telecom equipment maker also plans to revamp its pension program.

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Sprint Wraps Up Nextel Partners Buy

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel is adding roughly 2.1 million direct customers to its subscriber total, thanks to its completed acquisition of Nextel Partners. Sprint paid $6.5 billion, or $28.50 a share, for the company.

News Briefs for June 27, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:44 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Wherify Wireless, SiRF Technologies Holdings, Fight Mobile, Cingular Wireless, Sprint, Broadcom Corporation, ZigBee Alliance, Huawei Technologies, Schneider Electric, STMicroelectronics, AskMeNow, Ingenio, Third Screen Media, Convergys Corporation, SunCom Wireless, MasterCard International, USA Technologies, Trapeze Networks, Bandai America, MicroTRAK, Kore Wireless and AirDefense.

Amobee Brings Advertising Expertise To U.S.

February 27, 2007 7:41 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Amobee Media Systems has opened an office in the U.S. and hired a wireless veteran to launch the company’s business in the Americas.

U.S. Wireless Online Seeks Financial Advice

February 27, 2007 7:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.S. Wireless Online believes it has growth potential and has hired investment banking firm Antaeus Capital to assist the company in assessing its financial options.

Carrier Content Executives – Why The Revolving Door?

February 27, 2007 7:39 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Is it just me or does it appear as though some of the top wireless carriers are having difficulty keeping their mobile content executives from leaving their positions? I realize that mobile entertainment is a burgeoning field and people with expertise in both entertainment and wireless are a hot commodity but it cer

China Digital Buys into 3G Equipment Market

February 27, 2007 7:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Looking for an inroad into the 3G market, battery component manufacturer China Digital Communications is purchasing Galaxy View International.

News Briefs for June 30, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel, Abanco, VeriFone, Speedus Corporation, Verizon Wireless, UTStarcom, Nomadix, Rosum Corporation, Telefonica Moviles Espana, Research In Motion, Palm and Synchronoss Technologies.

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