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The WiMAX Fixed Wireless Reality

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Bit by bit and city by city, the overhyped wireless technology WiMAX is becoming a reality. Equipment is being certified and shipped, operators are testing and deploying networks, and customers are being signed up. So far, though, the only ones making money off WiMAX are the equipment vendors. Infonetics Research says WiMAX gearmakers gleaned $142.

Environmental Group Takes Different Tower Tack

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

In the wake of the historic storms along the Gulf Coast and a series of regulatory setbacks, a key environmental group in the fight over tower lighting appears to be taking a kinder, gentler tack to get wireless tower companies to tone down their tower lights for the sake of migratory birds. Instead of trying to get regulators to shut down towers or force through new tower lighting regulations,

E911 Wrestles with VoIP

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

As IP-based technology and continuing wireless location-based technology complexities converge, some E911 professionals say the evolution of E911 systems is proving a little more of a headache than was imagined a few years ago. VoIP could be both a boon and a curse for local emergency service providers and wireless carriers that are trying to keep up with advancing communications technology and

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Industry Musings

February 27, 2007 5:08 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

Network operators recently have reported more customers added and lower churn. Cingular Wireless reported a profit for the quarter just ended. Data usage is up, and there are more and more cities with wide-area broadband services. It's easy to see that most wireless network operators here and abroad are heading in the same direction: IMS or IP to the core of their networks, more and better high

Walkman Phone Continues to Perform

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson is bullish on the remainder of 2006, thanks in large part to the popularity of its Walkman brand music phones. The company reported a year-over-year net profit increase of 91 percent.

Palm Makes European Treo Push

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Palm, along with Vodafone and Microsoft Corporation, is trying to make push e-mail more of a desired mobile feature in Europe. The trio is joining forces to introduce a 3G-compatible Treo device in Europe this year.

Good Goes Global through Carriers

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Wireless e-mail provider Good Technology has made strides in its year-old business plan to sell through carriers rather than directly to end-users. It already has reseller agreements with the top three U.S. carriers and now has added two from outside the United States.

Motorola Bows Flagship Store in Shanghai

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola continues to make a retail push. The handset manufacturer has opened its first Global Flagship Store in Shanghai. Additional locations are planned in China and elsewhere.

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GTC Wireless Forms New Unit

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

GTC Wireless wants to grow it position in the wireless space through the formation of its new Shine Wireless subsidiary, which will focus on selling discounted wireless services.

Strix Strikes Deal in Africa

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mesh networks provider Strix Systems is celebrating a win this week with Kenya Data Network (KDN), East Africa's largest public data network operator. KDN is using Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless Systems (IWS) to create a new Wi-Fi service.

WiMAX Forum Taps VeriSign

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

VeriSign has been selected by the WiMAX Forum to act as a single-source for a device authentication standard across broadband wireless networks in an effort to promote industry interoperability. The agreement calls for VeriSign to operate the WiMAX root CA.

News Briefs for July 13, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:06 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

InPhonic, Clearwire, Tropos Networks, SeaMobile, Cingular Wireless, HBO, Swisscom Mobile, Mach, Faith, InterVideo, TeleCommunication Systems, ConneXon Telecom, Simply Wireless, IceWEB, Mirics Semiconductor and Bulldog Technologies.

NENA: E911 Makes Progress

February 27, 2007 5:04 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Emergency responders with wireless location-capable E911 phase II systems are growing primarily in high population density areas, with rural areas still lagging a bit in implementing the technology, says one of the first responder agencies monitoring the installations.

Nextel Partners Sets "Put" Option Vote

February 27, 2007 5:04 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nextel Partners is moving forward with its plans to possibly exercise the "put right" option of its contract with Nextel Communications, now Sprint Nextel.

News Briefs for September 22, 2005

February 27, 2007 5:04 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm, Sky Link, Brightpoint, RadioShack, fastmobile, Hurray! Holding Co., China Mobile, Airspan Networks, Invenova Corporation, Palm and Vodafone Spain.

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