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News Briefs for Sept. 12, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, Motorola, News Corporation, VeriSign, Airvana, Tatara Systems, Palm, Vodafone, BSG Clearing Solutions, True Move, ActSoft, IT2ME, Andrew Corporation, iLoop Mobile and InAphone.

IM on the Move

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | News | Comments

According to Strategy Analytics, instant messaging (IM) via mobile phones is set to surge to a $2 billion industry. The research firm predicts mobile IM messaging services will emerge as a "valuable" option to complement SMS, voice and mobile e-mail services, particularly in secure corporate IM platforms, wireless messaging and public IM services, such as current Internet-based MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.

Sprint Lags in Net Adds

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It was another challenging quarter for Sprint Nextel, which added only 233,000 net new subscribers in the third quarter, ending with 51.9 million total subscribers.

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Professor Calls for Spectrum Reform

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—The coming transition of spectrum from broadcasting applications to commercial wireless applications presents a unique opportunity to change the way spectrum is managed in the United States, said a noted public policy professor today.

RIM Outlines Software Workaround

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) says it has developed and tested software contingency plans in the event of a BlackBerry shutdown, although the company is confident it will be victorious in court and no such workaround solutions will be necessary.

Hearings Dampen Pretexting Services

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-The head of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) bureau of consumer protection said yesterday that a number of Websites involved in selling wireless customer information had shut down in recent days.

Volantis Updates Mobile Content Storefront

February 27, 2007 5:54 pm | News | Comments

Seattle-based Volantis began delivering the latest version of its Mobile Content Storefront.

Cingular Wireless Makes California "SAFE"

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is updating more than 1,600 emergency call boxes in San Bernardino County, Calif., with GSM technology as part of the state's Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) program.

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Verizon Wireless Prepares Network For Football Traffic

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

As the excitement surrounding Sunday's Super Bowl contest nears a fevered pitch, Verizon Wireless says it is well equipped to handle the expected spike in wireless calls.

Upoc Brings Sports Legends To Texters

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Upoc Networks' mobile community solution will make legendary sports stars from the New York Giants and the New York Knicks accessible via two text chats this month.

News Briefs For Jan. 31, 2005

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Boingo Wireless, Monzoon Networks, StarHub, NTT DoCoMo, MobiTV, Midwest Wireless, Sprint, Nextel Communications, Novatel Wireless, Vodacom, Tira Wireless and Frost & Sullivan.

NTT DoCoMo: Revenue Dips, Net Profit Up

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

With a boost from its AT&T Wireless stake sale, NTT DoCoMo posted an up-tick in net profit during the fiscal third quarter, even though revenue dropped 8 percent.

Activists Vow Continued Fight After CPUC Decision

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--The California Public Utility Commission's (CPUC) 8-month-old Telecommunications Consumer Bill of Rights rules aren't likely to be resurrected anytime soon after a 3-1 vote yesterday to suspend them, regulatory officials say. That doesn't mean the fight for more consumer protection is over, however.

Proxim Mulls Options

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Following a downturn in revenue, Proxim announced plans to explore its "strategic alternatives." The wireless networking equipment provider has retained the help of Bear, Stearns & Co.

Earnings Alert: Openwave, TracFone, Lightbridge

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Earnings season remains in full swing today, with several companies reporting, including Openwave Systems, TracFone and Lightbridge.

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