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Unified Linux Mobile Effort, But Can it Succeed?

February 27, 2007 6:32 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Linux is considered by many in the wireless industry to be an up-and-coming operating system for mobile phones. The problem has been that every handset manufacturer using Linux has its own version of the software. Four handset manufacturers and two carriers announced plans today to try to resolve that fragmentation by creating a unified mobile Linux platform.

NetMotion Wireless, Padcom to Merge

February 27, 2007 6:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Mobile VPN solution providers NetMotion Wireless and Padcom have figured out a way to settle their legal battle: merge. The combined company will operate as NetMotion Wireless. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Carriers Go for Wireless Video

February 27, 2007 6:31 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

In mid-November, Slingbox, the company that makes equipment that allows a consumer to watch their home television via their wireless phone, signed its first wireless carrier customer. In December, British 3G wireless broadband provider 3 Group launched a service based on the technology in the U.K. – and plans to expand to 11 other international markets in 2007.

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Spin on UWB Wars

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Where are the ultrawideband (UWB) standards today? Bottom line, IEEE 802.15a remains deadlocked. UWB is the wireless USB capability that is striving to provide speeds in excess of 110 Mbps at a 10-meter distance and 480 Mbps at 2 meters, and win the hearts and minds of home entertainment, enterprise and other wireless multimedia consumers.

Consider Levels of Mobility to Define Service

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Elliott Drucker | News | Comments

With the advent of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Bluetooth and an array of other radio-based services other than traditional cellular telephony, what we call "the wireless industry" is indeed getting to be a very big tent. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, but we do have to be careful how we lump together technologies and services as disparate as 3G cellular and Bluetooth.

Law Enforcement Looks to the Skies

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—Law enforcement and some commercial wireless carriers are raising concerns over allowing competitive commercial mobile radio services (CMRS) aboard airplanes, indicating how the FCC's coming decision on the issue faces even more practical and regulatory hurdles. In recent filings, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security, Cingular Wireless and Verizon W

Intercarrier Comp Heats Up

February 27, 2007 6:25 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—CTIA may have its work cut out for it as it pushes a new plan for intercarrier compensation and universal service reform at the FCC. The organization has proposed a plan that looks for a combined solution for both, as the commission closes in on a solution for the two issues by the end of this year.

Nextel Calls On Amdocs

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nextel Communications has deployed Amdocs' latest CRM solution as part of its efforts to better manage its customers.

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Andrew Corp. To Take Charge

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Andrew Corp. will record a charge up to $20 million in its fiscal second quarter to correct defective component issues.

Tessco CFO Steps Down

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Robert Singer has resigned his post as senior vice president and CFO of Tessco Technologies, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

News Briefs For Feb. 8, 2005

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint, Global Signal, U.S. Wireless Online, Bell-Haun Systems, Nextel Communications, Airpath Wireless, Smartphones Technologies, JOE BOXER, Mobile Wireless Security and Excell Services.

Nextel Takes 800 MHz To The Wire

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--Nextel Communications is set to give its answer to the FCC on the 800 MHz spectrum plan today.

Proxim Prices Offering

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Proxim expects to raise roughly $9 million from a common stock offering, set to close on or about today, Feb. 7.

Kineto Moves Forward With UMA-enabled Device

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Wireless operator demand is putting the pressure on chipmakers, handset manufacturers and operating system makers to move ahead with unlicensed mobile access, or UMA, technology. Kineto Wireless, a long-time advocate of UMA, is central to that development and the company has today announced three UMA deals, including a UMA-enabled handset.

Syniverse Reverses Year-ago Loss

February 27, 2007 6:24 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Syniverse Technologies released preliminary fourth-quarter results, calling for net income upwards of $4 million. Looking ahead, the company expects its quarterly clearinghouse-related revenue to dip by $2 million as a result of the completed Cingular Wireless-AT&T Wireless merger.

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