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MVNOs Pursue Hispanic Consumers

February 27, 2007 4:26 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Hispanics are by far the largest ethnic group in the United States, topping more than 40 million people. Yet this growing population segment is vastly under-penetrated by traditional wireless operators despite advertising and marketing campaigns committed to attracting these consumers. Hispanics value a personal approach that goes beyond just Spanish-language advertisements or Hispanic-oriente

San Fran Joins Wi-Fi Craze

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

San Francisco is the latest municipality to declare its official interest in creating a city-wide, city-supported wireless network.

Nortel, LG Team for JV

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nortel and LG Electronics are joining forces to establish a joint venture dedicated to telecom and network solutions for various sectors, including wireless. The JV will likely by called LG-Nortel Co and be based in South Korea.

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T-Mobile Places HSDPA Call to Nokia

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

T-Mobile International is upgrading three of its networks in Europe with Nokia's high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) solution. Terms were not disclosed.

Brightpoint Wins Cingular Deal

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

int has scored another win. The distributor says its Wireless Fulfillment Services subsidiary has been designated a master agent for provisioning Cingular Wireless products and services to enterprises and small/medium businesses.

4INFO Inks Mobile Content Deals

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Mobile search service provider 4INFO is gearing up to launch its Mobile Content Search feature later this month through two new mobile content partnerships.

Vivo Taps Intellisync

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

South American mobile operator Vivo is turning to Intellisync to enable the delivery of push-based wireless e-mail and data synchronization to its Brazilian customer base of 27 million.

News Briefs for August 17, 2005

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Movida Communications, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, Strategy Analytics, Cingular, T-Mobile USA, TTPCom, C4S Group, Summus, ThumbZ Entertainment, InPhonic, WebTech Wireless, Palm and CTM.

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InterDigital Makes Revenue Projections

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

InterDigital Communications expects fourth quarter revenue to come in between $62 million and $63 million. The projection, however, does not include any potential positive impact of new agreements or additional royalties, according to the company.

Cricket Turns to Valista to go Off-Deck

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In an effort to beef up its off-deck mobile content business, Leap Wireless International's Cricket Communications unit inked a deal with Valista. As part of the agreement, Cricket will make use of Valista's next-generation Managed Payments Service.

Nextel Partners to Hold Vote on Buyout

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Holders of more than 20 percent of Nextel Partners' shares are asking for a vote on whether to exercise the "put" option that would require Sprint Nextel to acquire the company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

WLAN Market Holds Steady

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Worldwide WLAN switch ports jumped 52 percent, to 170,000, and revenue grew 55 percent, to $80.8 million, between the first and second quarters of 2005 and is expected to top $735 million by 2008, according to a new report.

Survey: CFOs Find Cell Phones Indispensable

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Financial executives apparently can't live without their cell phones. A new nationwide survey of CFOs shows the cell phone tops the list as the most indispensable portable technology device.

Midwest Gets Service Boosts

February 27, 2007 4:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

From permanent cell sites to COLTs, the nation's biggest wireless carriers are beefing up their coverage and capacity in the Midwest.

NextWeb Makes CFO Appointment

February 27, 2007 4:22 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

California-based fixed-wireless Internet provider NextWeb has been busy as of late. The company announced the appointment of Steve Button as CFO, who should be in a better position to help the company spend the $3.5 million in funding it announced earlier this week.

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