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News Briefs for Jan. 19, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:40 pm | News | Comments

Calypso Wireless, The Orchard, GroupieTunes, Mobieltoolbox, Summus, Xingtone, Groove Mobile, Brightpoint North America, Nokia, VoiceSignal, Jamdat Mobile, Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Tessco Technologies, BellSouth, Relm Wireless, Agere Systems, LGC Wireless, Gemplus International, InterDigital, Infineon, Southern Wireless, Nighthawk Systems, Win Win Gaming, MobilRelay, Spansion and Tekelec.

Proof Is in Performance, Not Publicity

February 27, 2007 5:40 pm | by Shirin Dehghan | News | Comments

Carriers spend big dollars to acquire customers. The network's performance is what will make them stay, not glitzy advertising. In the last quarter of 2004, the average acquisition cost per mobile subscriber worldwide was $137. In the same quarter, the average revenue per user – the hallowed ARPU – across the United States and Canada was $52.

CEO Navigates His Way to the Top

February 27, 2007 5:40 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

If climbing mountains is anything like bringing a fixed wireless business to profitability, then Graham Barnes reached the summit some time ago. The fixed wireless space is riddled with companies that fell by the wayside. But somehow Barnes, CEO of NextWeb, managed to guide his fixed wireless Internet services company from its launch in mid-2000 to its first full year of positive cash flow in


Hollywood Studio Shoots for Mobility

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

As industries go, the movie and television industry is more mobile than most. On-location shooting for film or television keeps a lot of employees hopping. Just living in Southern California is a mobile experience. That's why the film industry was an early adopter of cell phones. It's also a reason the industry has adopted Wi-Fi in many locations.

Measured Steps in IM

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

As Yogi Barra once famously quipped, it's déja vu all over again. That's the impression you get when hearing the nearly deafening buzz in cellular circles surrounding IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), an evolving communications architecture that promises to flow applications and services across wireless or wireline networks with equal ease.

Cross-Platform Gaming Lures New Players

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Multiplayer gaming, 3D gaming and now cross-platform gaming. This is the latest innovation to hit the mobile game space, and it appears to be gaining traction, particularly among companies with console game divisions. Mobile game firms are leveraging their console divisions and Internet game groups for promotions and interesting game play using the mobile, Internet and console platforms to dri

Spreading the Power

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

In the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, wireless operators on the Gulf Coast made sure their tower sites were outfitted with extra generators and fuel to help fend off potential outages. That preventative measure was just one way that operators could work in advance to ensure reliable service for their subscribers.

Industry Sustains Wall Street Charm

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Every reporting season has its share of mixed messages, and the third quarter was no exception for the wireless telecom industry. Still, the overriding theme for wireless is "full-speed ahead," with carriers and manufacturers posting positive numbers. There also seems to be plenty of investor interest in wireless.


Alltel, Verizon Continue EV-DO Push

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless and Verizon Wireless announced the launch of their respective CDMA 1XEV-DO wireless networks in new markets. These latest market unveilings are representative of the overall commitment the wireless sector has made to next-generation networks.

Fastmobile Embraces Multiple Mobile Communities

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Fastmobile has teamed with Globe Telecom of The Philippines to launch myGlobe IMEVRYWHR, which the companies call an integrated communications service. The service enables connections across mobile communities.

Alvarion Unveils Converged WiMAX Wi-Fi Solution

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alvarion is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of two new converged solutions that combine Wi-Fi functionality with WiMAX and pre-WiMAX products. Specifically, the company unveiled BreezeMAX WI2 and BreezeACCESS WI2.

Motorola Upgrades Vodafone Network

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vodafone is calling on Motorola to enhance the operator's GSM network in Turkey and ensure it is 3G-ready in key markets. The contract will cover a span of eight years.

News Briefs for Dec. 6, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Intel, Verizon Wireless, Palm, Rogers Wireless, Xirrus, Redback Networks, Guangdong Telecom, VeriFone Holdings, Verizon Wireless, Knewtrino, NootMobile, ABI Research, Nortel and Blue Vector Systems.

News Briefs for Oct. 11, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Palm, Iusacell, Novatel Wireless, Adobe Systems, Actimagine, EVNTelecom, Lucent Technologies, Third Screen Media, Verizon Wireless, Telekom Austria, Alcatel, Amdocs, Cingular Wireless, Rave Wireless, Bridgewater, Pirelli Broadband Solutions, Arcor, Renesas Technology America and GlobeTel Communications Corporation.

Customer Gains Boost U.S. Cellular

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular posted second quarter revenue gains of 14 percent and managed to surpass analysts' average per share earnings forecasts. The company attributes the results in part to new customer adds.


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