Sprint has figured out a way to bring its tiff with an affiliate to an end: acquire it. The carrier announced a $1.3 billion deal to purchase U.S. Unwired. The agreement brings to an end any outstanding legal disputes between the two companies.
Speedus, Verizon Wireless, Alltel, IEEE, Aicent, Korea Telecom Freetel, USA Mobility, Novarra, Qwest and Sanyo.
Five years after the burst of the dot-com bubble, as well as the end of the WAP hype era, the great Wireless Internet land rush is on again. And this time it may be for real. Registration begins May 22 for new Internet domain names using dot-mobi, a suffix which will signify specially designed Websites for the mobile telecommunications industry.
Western Wireless International Holding Corporation inked a $500 million deal to sell its Ireland-based wireless business to Meteor Mobile Communications.
Alltel is giving customers the chance to send mobile postcards from their cameraphones, thanks to a new deal forged with Fuji Photo Film USA.
Qualcomm is once again the subject of a complaint. The latest: Texas Instruments and Broadcom have filed a complaint in South Korea, alleging antitrust behavior.
Following last week's closing of its Nextel Partners acquisitions, Sprint Nextel announced its plan to purchase PCS affiliate UbiquiTel is a done deal. This latest acquisition bumps up Sprint's direct subscriber base by 452,000.
Forget the talk of all the so-called BlackBerry killers, at least for now. Research In Motion (RIM) is forging ahead with more rollouts, this time with Cingular Wireless and its 7130c at “consumer-friendly prices.”
Get ready for some “football.” In case you haven’t heard, the 2006 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Germany tomorrow, and wireless companies will be on hand to showcase their wares.
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Limited, signed an agreement to acquire the Finland-based Saraware Oy in an all-cash deal.
The USA Mobility Board of Directors unanimously approved a special cash distribution of $3 per share of common stock, an aggregate amount of about $82 million. The distribution will be paid on July 21 to shareholders of record on June 30, 2006.
Wi-Fi Alliance, Info Directions, Total Call International, Analog Devices, Integrant Technologies, AskMeNow, Research In Motion, InfoSpace, Palm, O2 and Glenayre Messaging.
Wisair, Helicomm, Conexant Systems, UltraCell, Westell Technologies, Alvarion, picoChip, Ember, RFMD and Freescale.
AXCESS International, a provider of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions and real-time location systems (RTLS), is touting a solution for managing and securing critical computer assets that hold privacy data.
Covergence secured $15 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Globespan Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners.