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Blue Coat Intros Filter-Rich Solution

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | News | Comments

High on the priority list for wireless carriers these days is protecting their subscribers, particularly children, from pornography and harmful content as well as banning illegal child pornography from its networks.

Cash, Credit or Mobile Phone?

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | News | Comments

Most people won't leave home without their car keys, wallets and cell phones. The day may be nearing when people will leave their wallets at home. Royal Philips Electronics and Visa recently completed a usability study that reveals that consumers not only are open to the idea of contactless payment using their wireless devices, but actually view it as a cool and convenient possibility.

Muni Wi-Fi Gets Warmer

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—Cities and towns seem to have turned a corner on how they handle municipal wireless networks and are appealing to a wider array of telecommunications carriers and regulators.

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Motorola Reduces Outlook, Cites Cell Phones

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola shares lost more than 10% of their value at one point this morning following news that weak cell phone sales forced the company to reduce its fourth-quarter sales outlook.

Sprint, Nokia Sign WiMAX Pact

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel has enlisted Nokia as its latest WiMAX vendor. As part of the agreement, Sprint and Nokia will work to jointly develop mobility services and applications.

Verizon Poised for MediaFLO Launch?

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is holding a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Sunday. Could it be to announce the much-anticipated commercial launch of its mobile TV service with MediaFLO USA?

Cingular to Show Off Video-Phone Demo

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Attendees at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will get a chance to see Cingular Wireless' "live" video-sharing call in action.

Price of Texting Goes Up

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is increasing the price for text messaging for those who buy it on a pay-per-use basis. The new going price: 15 cents versus the previous 10 cents.

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Spansion Hit by Demand Delays

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Flash memory provider Spansion was forced to lower its fourth-quarter guidance, citing a delay in demand for custom Flash memory devices. Spansion's shares were down nearly 4% on the news.

News Briefs for Jan. 5, 2007

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless, Pelephone Communications, Tekelec, Amp'd Mobile, SmarTVideo Technologies, Vibe, Wherify Wireless, izenMobile, Sona Mobile Holdings and iPCS.

Sony Ericsson Eyes Da Vinci

February 27, 2007 7:29 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

New York-Sony Ericsson plans to launch new products next week surrounding the world premiere of "The Da Vinci Code," the movie starring Tom Hanks that is based on the novel by Dan Brown.

Cisco Installs New Linksys Executive

February 27, 2007 7:28 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cisco Systems named J. Michael Pocock as the senior vice president and general manager of its Linksys home networking division. Pocock comes to the company from Polaroid, where he serves as the company's chief executive.

GlobeTel Gets Sued - Again

February 27, 2007 7:28 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Shares of GlobeTel Communications sank 8 percent on news that the company is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of some of its shareholders.

Cell Site Aggregation Improves Backhaul Efficiency

February 27, 2007 7:28 pm | News | Comments

We probably don't need to repeat that wireless carriers are looking for ways to reduce their backhaul costs. It is also probably common knowledge that they are looking for a migration strategy to tomorrow's packetized world to improve efficiency. With those prerequisites out of the way, Kentrox is introducing its solution to help carriers out.

More IMS Reading

February 27, 2007 7:28 pm | News | Comments

Besides In-Stat's IMS report discussed earlier, Pike & Fischer is weighing in on the IMS framework. "IMS: An Analysis of the Technology and the Market" is available through Pike & Fischer's Broadband Advisory Services.

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