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VeriSign Poised To Take Content Growth Advantage

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Wireless content and distribution is maturing, which is evident in the gradual consolidation of infrastructure service companies. The evolution hasn't been so much a dramatic as a gradual one, as the big fish gobble up the small fry. One of those companies is VeriSign, which made its name in digital security and Internet domain naming and directory services but recently has been edging more and

Integration Firms Expect Outsourcing Rise

February 27, 2007 4:48 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

The consolidation of U.S. wireless operators is causing other companies to retool their business strategies. For many vendors, fewer carriers mean fewer customers, and that, in turn, means a severe dip in business and revenue. But for RF engineering and integration companies, these carrier consolidations actually are boosting business.

Virgin Initiative Lets Customers Earn Airtime

February 27, 2007 4:47 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

In an innovative twist on mobile advertising, Virgin Mobile USA today debuted a new service dubbed "Sugar Mama" that lets subscribers earn airtime minutes by viewing and providing feedback to a short, text-based advertisement.

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Carriers Optimistic About McDowell

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--Wireless carriers are cautiously optimistic about working with newly confirmed FCC commissioner Robert McDowell and the now fully staffed FCC.

Lawsuits Target American Tower

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

News of an internal review and a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) probe into American Tower's stock option practices has resulted in the filing of a securities class action lawsuit as well as a shareholder derivative lawsuit against the company. Both suits were filed in Massachusetts.

Vodafone Still Happy with Verizon Wireless

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Despite media reports that Verizon Communications is working to hammer out a deal with Vodafone to take control of the European operator's stake in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin reiterated his position that the company remains satisfied with its stake in Verizon Wireless.

SK Telecom, LG-Nortel Launch HSDPA Network

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The LG-Nortel venture has attracted another customer. The JV teamed with SK Telecom to launch a handset-based next-generation high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in cities across southern Korea. The companies are touting the launch as an industry first.

Nokia Ramps Up Counterfeiter Fight

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Given the rise in counterfeit mobile devices and accessories, Nokia announced plan to step up its efforts to thwart counterfeiters. The news comes on the heels of a Florida court awarding the No. 1 global handset manufacturer more than $1 million in damages in its case involving the trafficking of counterfeit Nokia products.

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Intel Invests in Antenna Entity

February 27, 2007 4:46 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless antenna manufacturer SkyCross got a shot in the arm through an investment from Intel Capital, Intel Corp.'s investment arm. Although the value of the agreement was not disclosed, the companies have agreed to collaborate in developing mobile video applications together with selected voice and data initiatives.

Product Showcase Test

February 27, 2007 4:44 pm | News | Comments

News Briefs for March 24, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:44 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Telus, Secure Digital Container, Digital World Services, Tecore Wireless Systems, Ozura Mobile, Brightpoint, European Consulting and Computer Business, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, InfoSpace, Cingular Wireless, GTC Telecom Corporation and Solectek Corporation.

Leap Buys Wireless Spectrum

February 27, 2007 4:44 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Leap Wireless International continues to expand its footprint through spectrum buys. In its latest deal, the wireless company is snapping up wireless licenses in North and South Carolina.

Senate Hears Gamut of Spectrum Arguments

February 27, 2007 4:44 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--Carriers, regulators and consumer groups today told Congress that spectrum reform was needed. They just didn't agree on how it should be done.

News Briefs for May 30, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Boost Mobile, Rand McNally, Motorola, Rural Cellular Corporation, Amp'd Mobile, Proxim Wireless, SkyPilot Networks, NuTel Broadband Corporation, BSG Clearing Solutions GmbH and InfoSpace.

Sprint Hits 1M Mobile Song Downloads

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel says its Sprint Music Store has reached the 1 million song mark with its mobile music download service.

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