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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.

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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.

Boost Launches IM2Cell

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

Boost Mobile is looking to expand the chat capabilities of its youth-oriented customer base with the launch of IM2Cell. The new service enables Boost Mobile customers to use their mobile phones to chat with friends and family signed up for AOL, MSN or Yahoo! instant messaging services - even when those friends and family members are tethered to their PCs.

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Juice Wireless Squeezes More Funds

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

Juice Wireless has secured $1 million in new financing. This latest round of funding comes on the heels of $4 million in funding landed in June by the mobile data applications and service provider.

China Mobile Ends Bid for Millicom

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

China Mobile and Millicom have called off their plans to merge. A completed deal would have marked the largest international entity purchased by a Chinese firm.

News Briefs for July 5, 2006

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

GigaBeam Corporation, CircleTel Consultancies, Esmertec, MapQuest Mobile, Telephia, The Weather Channel, PT Excelcomindo Pratama, Juniper Networks, Apresta, Motorola, UMC, National Taiwan University and Alienware.

MBlox Expansion Plans, Ad Surge Expected

February 27, 2007 5:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

MBlox, the mobile transaction firm that handles a significant amount of U.S. SMS traffic through its gateways, has raised $25 million in equity from new investor Trident Capital and existing investors including BA Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Novus Ventures and Avanti Capital. MBlox CEO Jeff Clark sa

Napster Mobile Makes Inroads with Operators

February 27, 2007 5:04 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Smaller operators are beginning to follow the lead of the Tier 1 operators like Verizon Wireless and Sprint and debut full-song download service.  GSM operator Suncom Wireless, which provides wireless service in the southeastern U.S., announced that it will offer Napster Mobile music service—including full-song downlo

Wheels of Zeus Puts on the Brakes

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

Wheels of Zeus, a startup that hit the wireless GPS scene four years ago, apparently has run out of gas. The company is closing up shop.

SBA Purchases Tower Assets

February 27, 2007 5:03 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

SBA Communications is beefing up its tower portfolio with the purchase of AAT Communications Corp., the fifth largest independent tower owner in the United States. The $1 billion deal involves $634 million in cash and 17 million shares of stock.

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