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Report: Verizon Profits from Sprint Troubles

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

A leading Wall Street analyst firm says Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless lead the pack of wireless competitors ahead of a flagging Sprint Nextel in the second quarter of 2006.

Sprint Aims to Simplify Business Mobility

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel introduced Sprint Advanced Wireless Solutions, a program designed to provide business customers with an all-inclusive mobility solution. Sprint intends to act as the single point of contact for its business customers, while handling contract negotiations, and solution configuration and integration for its customers.

Vodafone Sheds Proximus Stake

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vodafone is selling its stake in Belgium mobile operator Proximus. The decision to relinquish its minority stake in Proximus is in line with Vodafone's overall goal of maximizing returns, according to Vodafone.

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Nokia Siemens JV Installs Additional Executives

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks is on pace to being operational in January, according to joint venture (JV) partners Nokia and Siemens. The companies are filling additional leadership roles to ensure the start-date target is met.

Sigmund the Sea Monster Goes Mobile

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sid and Marty Kroft's classic characters from "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" and "Land of the Lost" are set to arrive on mobile phones via text messaging or online downloads.

News Briefs for Aug. 25, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:48 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, Samsung Telecommunications America, Alltel Wireless, Yamaha Corporation of America, Qualcomm, Mobile Satellite Ventures, Digicel Group, Superscape Group, Movistar and CTIA.

Sprint Nextel Buys Affiliates

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corporation has successfully wiped out another pending lawsuit against the company by snatching up Gulf Coast Wireless. The company also is buying another affiliate, IWO Holdings.

Privacy Group Petitions FCC

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wants the FCC to better protect individuals' calling records. The group has submitted a petition for proposed rulemaking to enhance security and authentication standards for access to consumer proprietary network information (CPNI).

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NextWeb Buys Fixed-Wireless Provider

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

California-based fixed-wireless Internet provider NextWeb is strengthening its position in the pre-WiMAX broadband sector with the purchase of rival 1st Universe.

Verizon Wireless Debuts Chatty Handset

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is expanding its product suite from LG Mobile Phones with the introduction of the VX5200, a handset that will talk back to its users.

Good Samaritan in Right Place, Right Time

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

On occasion, the right person is at the right place, equipped with the right tools to make a big difference. Serendipity is a wonderful and sometimes harrowing thing. One morning last November, Karen Wagner, wife of Hillsborough County, Fla., police sergeant Darryl Wagner, was one of those people. Karen Wagner, an ex-emergency service dispatcher turned private investigator, was driving a remote

Courting the Enterprise

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Like elephants, large corporate telecommunications customers may be a little less sensitive to small irritants, but they have very long memories. That's according to a recent study showing that wireless carriers have garnered a lot of satisfaction among the enterprise group. The group, however, says if carriers price the services too high, they will walk, according to the Walker Loyalty Report

Cutting Out the Spam

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

Despite mobile messaging regulations and a swarm of new firewall and filtering products, many businesses are finding themselves in a spam jam. A particular blight in SMS messaging, enterprise spam is growing from a nuisance into a downright security threat, with the rise of multimedia messaging and its ability to potentially carry damaging worms and viruses into corporate computer systems.

Go w ith the FLO?

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

In the accelerating world of mobile video content, Qualcomm's MediaFLO is moving forward with equal parts promise and peril. Banking on the momentum in mobile video, the $800 million endeavor has so far gained positive marks from industry watchers and potential content partners. But while Qualcomm is assembling a strong case for the fledgling mobile TV content and delivery service, its ultimate

Spreading the Word with Moblogs

February 27, 2007 5:47 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lamented in a speech recently that one of the military's biggest challenges is dealing with the spread of information around the world. He was talking about the traditional media, but the world of instant reporting of information is getting a big boost from ordinary people with mobile phones.

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